A ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently opened Metro Mattress at 17 East Putnam Ave was attended by Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo, Chamber of Commerce director Marcia O’Kane on Tuesday.
Metro Mattress is a family owned business established 45 years ago in Syracuse, NY, where the company is a staple in the community.
“We carry multiple brands in our store, but we have done a good job at developing our biggest brand, which is on the front of the store,” said Bill Spudis, President and CEO.
He explained that Metro Mattress has plans for rapid expansion, and that here in Connecticut the company already operates stores Greenwich, Westport, Newington and Manchester. A sixth store opened on Wednesday in Shelton, and there are plans to open in Southington next month.
Metro Mattress is also adding stores in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
“You must be in triple-A locations,” Spudis said, gesturing to his expansive showroom with numerous mattresses on display.
“Metro Mattress is the logical alternative to the big box stores, so we are a value company,” he said. “But it is very important to understand that just because we are a value company does not mean that we sell cheap mattresses. We have less expensive mattresses that are high value. We have very expensive mattresses that are of high value. For your dollar, at no matter what price point, at Metro Mattress, your dollar will go much further than the competitor down the street.”
Greenwich Chamber of Commerce director Marcia O’Kane noted that people increasingly recognize the importance of a good night’s sleep.
“If you are a restless sleeper, it could be the mattress contributing to it,” she said.
“We are here to give you an education on the bedding industry. We will show you three or four mattresses and help you decide which one is the best for you. And we hope people shop up and down the street because we’re confident that with what you see for that dollar, we have a better value.”
Spudis explained that the lifespan of a mattress is about 10 years.
As for the Metro Mattress plans for rapid expansion, Spudis likened the current phase to the first inning of a nine-inning baseball game.