By Kirby Adams – Courier Journal
May 18, 2016, 12:26pm ET Updated May 18, 2016 3:27pm
Same great store, much larger space.
Quest Outdoors, 4600 Shelbyville Road, has moved across the parking lot in Shelbyville Road Plaza into the former Hawley-Cooke/Borders Books building.
The new location is 25,000 square feet and houses three levels of outdoor gear, backpacks, casual clothing, big wall climbing gear, kayaks and more. Quest Outdoors has combined its three former stores (previously located on Frankfort Avenue, at the Paddock Shops and in a smaller space in Shelbyville Road Plaza) into a single, comprehensive shopping experience.
Browse through boats and gear, read camping guides by the cozy fireplace, or even visit the “Trails End” outlet section for bargains and pre-owned gear and clothing.
By early June, the new Quest will include a fly fishing shop. In July, part of the store’s lower level will become something brand new to Quest: a full service coffee shop thanks to a partnership with Quills Coffee.
To celebrate the new location, Quest is throwing a grand opening party Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. The event will feature music by local bands, raffles, gifts with purchase and door prizes. Customers will receive 15 percent off your entire purchase (some exceptions apply) and can spin the carnival wheel for additional savings. The first 20 customers through the doors get a cool gift bag of goodies.
Representatives from Patagonia, The North Face, Osprey, Columbia, Keene, Sherpa and other well-known brands will be present.
The store’s regular hours are Monday through Saturday from 10a.m.-9p.m., and on Sunday from noon-6 p.m.