The formerly bedding-starved heart of Montrose can now rest easy: Mattress Firm has arrived. The nation’s largest mattress retailer has snagged a new location in the former Blockbuster Video spot at 1002 Westheimer Rd. in the Westmont Shopping Center — right at the prominent corner of Montrose and Westheimer. With a mere 98 locations in the greater Houston area, and only 14 in the Inner Loop, Mattress Firm was certainly fortunate to be able to find this prominent spot. Now customers in the dead center of Montrose daunted by the long journey necessary to reach the company’s other outlets — at the corner of West Gray and Montrose (three-quarters of a mile to the north), at the corner of Westheimer and Shepherd (1.2 miles west), or at 2625 Louisiana St. (a mile to the east) will have a place they can travel to more easily — and, of course, rest a bit when they get there.
Give the store a little time to open, though. The signs are now up but the mattresses aren’t yet in.
- Previously on Swamplot: Sorry, No Mattress Store Can Sneak into Highland Village Without Somebody Noticing; Apartments and Retail for Westheimer and Montrose Corner? Not Until Half Price Books and Spec’s Scoot; Strip Center at the Corner of Westheimer and Montrose: Sold; Big Block on the Corner of Westheimer and Montrose Goes Up for Sale
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