REI closing on Black Friday

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BRENTWOOD, MO (KTVI) – You won’t be able to do any Black Friday shopping at the REI in Brentwood Square this year; or at any REI for that matter.

All 143 REI stores nationwide will be closed November 27 and the employees will be given a paid day off to #OptOutside and spend time outdoors.

The retail consumer cooperative announced the post-Thanksgiving surprise holiday on Tuesday.

A chalk poster inside the Brentwood location already has employees sharing how they plan to spend their free day.