Mattress Firm, which already has a sizable presence in Wichita, is expanding.
“The mattress industry really as a whole is … experiencing pent-up demand at the moment,” says spokeswoman Tammy Friedeck.
The Houston-based firm currently has seven stores in Wichita. It’s adding two more along with one in Hutchinson.
The Wichita stores will be at especially prominent sites: 21st and North Rock Road and near Kellogg and Rock.
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The one at the southwest corner of 21st and Rock is slated to open in March in the 3,000-square-foot space where Clark’s Fine Jewelers will be closing.
The second new Wichita store should open in February in 4,200 square feet at 438 S. Rock Road, which is near the northwest corner of Kellogg and Rock.
The Hutchinson store, which will be at 1712 N. Waldron St., is the only one that will open in a new building. It is scheduled to be ready in February.
Friedeck says those are all the openings that are scheduled for now, but that could change.
“We’re kind of always looking for growth opportunities.”