At Moosejaw’s newest location in Bentonville, customers can expect “weird music,” Eoin notes, along with a wide variety of gear for a range of sports, including mountain biking, rock climbing, running, hiking, camping, skiing and snowboarding. The company carries more than 400 brands across its stores and online, such as The North Face, Marmot, Arc’teryx and more. On top of technical gear and equipment, the shop will also stock lifestyle apparel, like cozy flannels. And for those heading out of state for a ski trip this winter, the store will have a tune-up shop for skis and snowboards.
Building the Bentonville store – which will be Moosejaw’s twelfth brick-and-mortar location and its first in Arkansas – has been a “different journey,” Eoin says. Whereas other Moosejaw stores have simply moved into former stores, the Bentonville building had to be completely remodeled. Revitalizing a downtown spot isn’t new for Moosejaw, however; the company has also opened stores in the downtowns of Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Like the other Moosejaw stores, Eoin envisions the Bentonville location eventually hosting community activities, such as group runs and rides.
“I want the store to be a place where people come to hang out,” Eoin says.
The new Moosejaw location in Bentonville will open its doors on Thursday, Oct. 21, and will have a grand opening event on Friday, Oct. 29.