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REI’s Seattle store scene for date on “The Bachelor”

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Jan. 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm with No Comments »
January 30, 2009 12:23 pm

The folks at REI yesterday sent out a press release about their Seattle flaghsip serving as the backdrop for a portion of Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor.”

It seems that the store was selected for a private “one-on-one date” to showcase the outdoor recreation interests of Jason Mesnick, the show’s bachelor. Mesnick, a single dad from Kirkland, visited the Puget Sound area with the five remaining women for Monday’s episode.

The date features the couple climbing the store’s 65-foot pinnacle, one of the world’s tallest indoor climbing structures, and enjoying “private time” in front of the two-story rock fireplace, the press release said. Something tells me the store won’t be packed with Gore-Tex clad shoppers when Mesnick and the special lady sit down in front of the fireplace. Who knew REI would be a hot spot for romance?

The episode is scheduled to on at 8 p.m. PST.

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