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Mattress Hub expands at Towne East and Towne West

WICHITA — Mattress Hub is taking 18,000 square feet in Towne East Square where Steve & Barry’s used to be and opening what the owners believe will be the nation’s largest store devoted exclusively to mattresses.

“That will be our big papa,” says Ryan Baty, whose primary partner in the business is Mark Barrientos. “We’re really trying to set up a destination location.”

The Wichita-based company has locations in Salina, Hutchinson and Newton. At Towne West Square, a new 8,000-square-foot Mattress Hub opened two weeks ago. Previously, the store there was about 3,200 square feet.

Baty says the larger stores fit “right into our motto: ‘You want it, you got it.’ We really think we’ve hit on a niche.”