WICHITA — Wichita-based Mattress Hub is continuing its aggressive expansion across the region with several new stores and several more in the works.
"It's just because we're crazy, I guess," says Mark Barrientos, who is partners in the business with Ryan Baty.
Friday, they opened a new 7,000-square-foot store at 611 S. Dugan, which is what Barrientos calls Mattress Mile because of all the mattress competition along there.
"We had a great grand opening response," he says.
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Then it was on to Stillwater, Okla., where a Mattress Hub opened Tuesday.
Next is the Mattress Hub Clearance Center, which will open next month at the Plaza West shopping center at Central and West. That's where Wal-Mart is building one of its Neighborhood Markets.
Barrientos says the 4,000-square-foot clearance center makes sense because of the company's 12-month comfort guarantee, which allows customers to return mattresses for up to a year. The store mostly will be stocked with those returns.
In early July, Mattress Hubs will open in Dodge City and Topeka, which will make 14 stores for the 3½-year-old company.
"Yeah, it's pretty good growth," Barrientos says.