Kitchener-Waterloo

MEC opens new store in Kitchener

MEC has opened an 18,000-square-foot store on Manitou Drive in Kitchener.

Store boasts 58,000 members in the region.

Mountain Equipment Co-op, or MEC, which boasts itself as a community hub for active outdoor lifestyles  has opened an 18,000-square-foot store on Manitou Drive in Kitchener.

MEC's Kitchener location is the co-op's 21st store in Canada and seventh in Ontario since it was established in 1971. 
The 18,000 square foot MEC store on Manitou Drive in Kitchener will employ 40 staff. (MEC)

In news release, store manager Will McCutcheon said he and his staff are excited to be a part of the region.

"Whether novice or expert, we look forward to supporting both new and existing members with their favourite outdoor activities," said McCutcheon.

The company says there are about 58,000 members from Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo who paid $5.00 for a lifetime membership. (MEC)

The company says there are about 58,000 members from Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo who paid $5.00 for the lifetime MEC membership.   Overall there are 4.4 million members across Canada.

The store's grand opening is May 27.