Neighbors and passers-by have been curious about the renovations taking place at the strip center at the corner of Lower Westheimer and Helena St., where the Hollywood Food & Cigars #3 convenience store at 202 Westheimer Rd. — and its neighbor Tejas Boots — kicked off a couple years ago. The building, once home to Baby Giant #2, has recently been painted a bright white; its sign has been denuded, and sidewalk reconstruction work is underway:
Now a source has sent Swamplot evidence indicating that the property’s future tenant is none other than Mattress Pro, the also-brand owned by mattress giant Mattress Firm. If this is correct, this new Mattress Pro would take up residence a mere half-mile east of the newest Mattress Pro, which recently opened adjacent to a new Mattress Firm at the corner of Westheimer and Montrose Blvd., in a strip-center spot formerly occupied by Blockbuster Video. Whether Mattress Firm and Mattress Pro plan to move in next to each other in the 202-208 Westheimer location as well is unclear.
- Previously on Swamplot: One of Houston’s Keenest-Witted Local Explorers Once Rated Houston’s Top Convenience Stores. Here’s What Became of Them; A Change Afoot at Old Tejas Boots Home on Westheimer; Westheimer Bootmakers To Reopen Shop a Few Blocks West on Westheimer
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This is an exciting time to be alive. The invisible hand of the market has determined that what we need most of all are a whole lot of mattresses. Soon we will be happy.
You have to be kidding me – nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnO
sounds like the death of retail as we know it to me
I’ve just about had it.
MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
With that many mattress stores I think there are a lot of mattresses being dumped pre-maturely. I’ll take a used queen size set lightly “peed”.
When it comes time to buy my next mattress, I will walk into one of these places and tell them that the mattress shop 2 blocks down offered the same mattress for 40% less. If they don’t match it, I walk. Once they do, I will walk down to the next mattress store around the corner and demand 50% off. Etc, etc.
Its a Mattress Revolution! How on earth did we ever survive before all these Mattress stores.
I would love to read some of these mattress store leases. If all this starts to collapse how will they escape? I doubt they will be allowed to just walk away. I’m thinking bankruptcy would be the out.
When I get ready to buy a new mattress, I’ll shop anywhere EXCEPT a mattress store.
A friend told me that these type stores recycle the “try it for 90 days” mattresses that get returned. All they do is have a new cover put on and out it goes again to a new buyer.
Does anyone here know anything about that practice?
I am going to buy my next mattress online just to spite this trend…..and I probably won’t notice a difference…which is what scares them so much. Maybe that is why they want to build so many stores?
what’s a map overlay comparison to mattress stores and cell phone stores? probably relative. how many of you actually pay for your cell phone up front and don’t finance it’s cost over a 2-3 year contract period? how many of you bought your car at cash value? ……… what’s a good nights sleep actually worth to you and how can you afford to pay for it?
Can’t stop, won’t stop.
Crap! Mattress Firm knows something about that area that we don’t.
Have all the NYC transplants brought their bedbugs with them? Are sloshed sorostitutes slowly spreading the infestation from one wood-frame midrise to the next, aided and abetted by a sea of circling Uber drivers and a phalanx of popped-collar pickup artists? Are we on the eve of the great mattress meltdown of Midtown?
Inquiring minds want to know.
We’ve obviously been paying too much for mattresses.
A while back there was an explosion of bagel shops, then most of them closed. I’m guessing we’ll see some of that soon.
Whwn my bf and I needed a new mattress we went and tried some out at Mattress Firm and ordered the same one from EBay for hundreds and hundreds less. Those stores are a huge ripoff.
I don’t understand. Why would anyone over-saturate their market? Or are these franchises just not communicating with each other??
Even I could afford a new bed set, I sure wouldn’t drive out to my old “party” area, to buy a mattress. Mattress Mac, is closer.
Now we know for sure that mattress mark-ups are through the roof if they can afford all these premium spots…… I just don’t buy the hype that you should change out your mattress every 8 years!
JCA – enough with the Fn mattress stores already. And here I was thinking the space would be transformed to some new and interesting restaurant or an amazingly unique retail space.
“Something is happening here
but you don’tknowwhat it is,
do you, Mr.jones…”
Game changer for the neighborhood.
lololol. You’ve got to be kidding.
So, when the mattress revolution finally goes bust – does that mean there will be enough mattresses to cushion the blow? :P
Oh yeah baby: We’ll be like a bunch of fun house patrons,bouncing on all of those new mattress sets about to be sold in the Greater Montrose /Neartown area…Obviously Mattress Firm thinks all of the new are a residents will be in the market for new /upgraded beds / furnishings. We’ll see which store(s) close(s) first.
wtf are you freaking serious? This has got to be a joke.
Its official. Saw a sign up last night. At least half of it will be a Mattress Pro