Friday, July 13, 2012
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ALBANY — Sales are anything but flat these days for national mattress powerhouse Mattress Firm.
Sleepers in Albany will have an opportunity to find out why. A space of approximately 8,000 square feet is being prepared for the retailer at 2723 Dawson Road, the former location of Moe’s Southwest Grill.
Mattress Firm will utilize a larger total area than Moe’s, which recently moved to the former Office Max building behind Albany Mall.
Ben Murray, owner of the Dawson Road property, said he understood the store would be finished “sometime in early September.”
Rich McNair, store manager of the Valdosta Mattress Firm, said the company has been “growing exponentially” for the past several years, buying some competitive chains including Mattress Giant. According to McNair, Mattress Firm currently operates more than 1,000 retail stores nationwide and went public as a company four months ago.
The Albany Mattress Firm will be one of the company’s biggest stores, McNair said.
McNair’s Valdosta store was said to be more typical with about 4,500 square feet of showroom space.
According to corporate materials, Mattress Firm sells most major mattress brands, including Sealy, Tempur-pedic, Simmons and Serta.