The Latest Casualty of Mattress Firm’s Chain-Wide Slump Is on Westheimer Next to NJoy Thai


By its own count, Mattress Firm now has just over a dozen shops open inside the 610 Loop after closing its 202 Westheimer location next to the (also recently shuttered) Njoy Thai restaurant on Sunday. The full-strip store pictured above took over from Hollywood Food & Cigars #3 and its neighbor Tejas Boots under the name Mattress Pro 3 years ago before its parent retailer scrapped that pseudonym and rebranded all of its locations under the Mattress Firm moniker.

Over the last year, the chain’s shut down hundreds of storesreports USA Today‘s Nathan Bomey, who echoes other murmurs that the retailer’s South African parent company Steinhoff could soon file for bankruptcy. And as the legal battle between Mattress Firm and a trio of brokers it says profited through reckless dealmaking continues to play out in court, the company’s been hit with another suit. In it, mattress brand Tempur-Pedic — which lost its contract to sell products in 3,300 Mattress Firms last year — alleges that the retailer’s “Therapedic“-branded product line is a copycat version of its own bedding and that gullible consumers will be “will inevitably be confused and harmed,” by the knockoffs.


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  • Oh man, that sky in the top photo over the emptying husk! Mattress desolation…

  • What’s killing these guys is the realization by many consumers that you can get a perfectly serviceable, comfortable mattress for $600 — and free shipping — from Casper, Leesa, and other online-only mattress companies.

  • I second the online mattress approach, many good vendors out there. Although, folks beyond a certain age cannot wrassle with these big items very well, and robust deliverymen are appreciated.

  • Mattress Firm, like Sears, became a real estate play somewhere along the line.

  • For those commenting on their prices, they carry a lot of mattresses at prices well under those online mattress companies. They just offer a wide variety in their showrooms and you get personalized service making solution based recommendations according to your budget and sleep needs.