L.L.Bean to Open its First Store in Utah

The folks here share a lot of the same values as L.L.Bean–an understanding of the physical and spiritual rewards that come with participation in outdoor activities, an appreciation for our natural resources and a desire to conserve and protect them

L.L.Bean is pleased to announce that it will be opening its first Utah store in Park City in the winter of 2017 or spring of 2018. It will be L.L.Bean’s westernmost store, located on the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue in the new retail development, The Kimball on Main. L.L.Bean’s new 6,300 square-foot store is unique from its other stores in that the smaller, more intimate footprint will highlight a carefully curated assortment of L.L.Bean’s most innovative, active outdoor lifestyle gear and apparel specifically selected for residents and visitors of the Park City area and the outdoor activities that abound there and throughout Utah, such as winter sports, hiking and camping. The store will employ approximately 30 people from the area and exist as a community outdoor resource for high-quality gear and apparel, as well as technical expertise and local knowhow.

“Park City is going to be a great home for us, with the near limitless opportunity for outdoor recreation, like hiking camping, winter sports and more,” said Ken Kacere, senior vice-president and general manager of retail for L.L.Bean. “The folks here share a lot of the same values as L.L.Bean–an understanding of the physical and spiritual rewards that come with participation in outdoor activities, an appreciation for our natural resources and a desire to conserve and protect them, as well as a strong sense of community involvement and benevolence.”

Since 2015, L.L.Bean has been an official supplier for the U.S. Ski Team, based in Park City and provides the team and staff with insulated outerwear, rainwear, training wear, as well as competitive and casual headwear. L.L.Bean also sells a variety of U.S. Ski Team performance wear, adorned with the U.S. Ski Team logo.

“Our partnership with a great American company like L.L.Bean has had a very positive impact on our cross country team the past few years,” said U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association President and CEO Tiger Shaw. “We’re proud to welcome L.L.Bean to the home of the U.S. Ski Team here in Park City.”

Like all L.L.Bean retail stores, the Park City store will be built with sustainability in mind, incorporating environmentally friendly features such as plenty of natural light, renewable building materials, energy efficient lighting and mechanical systems and more. This is part of L.L.Bean’s overall commitment to the environment, which includes millions of dollars of donations toward conservation and land stewardship…

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