Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mattress Firm to build at old T.G.I.Friday's location in Ammon

The picture from Mattress Firm's Web site, www.mattressfirm.com
Mattress Firm, a Houston-based chain with more than 1,100 stores in 28 states, has begun preparing a site in Ammon, at the old T.G.I.Friday's on Hitt Road.

Although a contractor has not been hired, Gay Leming of the Ammon Building Department confirmed the company has applied for a building permit. Obviously there is going to be a dramatic change at the location, which has been vacant for more than a year. A big tip-off that something was finally happening was the presence Tuesday of a dumpster in the parking lot.

I know this is a bit of a snooze (ha, ha!) to those of you who were hoping for something more exciting, like a Red Lobster.

The largest bedding retailer in the nation, Mattress Firm began with a single store in July 4, 1986. It carries such brands as Sealy, Stearns & Foster, Tempur-Pedic, Simmons and Serta. The store in Ammon will be its first in Idaho.

More information can be found at its Web site, www. mattressfirm.com.