Outdoor retailer REI building Billings West End store

BILLINGS — Outdoor retailer REI is building a new store at the corner of Shiloh Road and King Avenue West Billings West End, city building officials said Tuesday.

The company plans to build a 23,457 square-foot retail building on the northwest corner of the intersection, according to a permit filed with the city.

Kent, Wash-based REI (which stands for Recreational Equipment Inc.) is one of the country’s largest outdoor co-ops, with 18 million lifetime members, more than 13,000 employees and 155 stores in 35 states.