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By ALEXANDER WILLIS
The Mattress Inn mattress store located in The Crossings shopping district will be officially closing its doors, as announced by the store’s Managing Partner Arthur Watkins on social media. The store is expected to see its last day of operations on Friday, May 31.
The store will continue to sell off its remaining stock until its final day of operations with discounts of up to 50 percent off starting May 24. Mattress Inn also has a nearby warehouse with limited stock it will be selling off as well.
The decision to close the store, Watkins wrote, was the “competitive saturation of mattress retailers, online and offline,” as well as the “recent store closures in The Crossings,” which Watkins wrote had slowed their foot traffic as well.
The closure of Mattress Inn follows hot on the heels of three other recent closings in The Crossings; Rue21, Bed, Bath & Beyond and O’Charley’s Restaurant, which all happened late 2018 within a 30-day span. Spring Hill Economic Development Coordinator Kayce Williams has previously attributed such closings to the cyclical nature of shopping districts, which can sometimes lead to sporadic closures.
“I have met a lot of great people in the Spring Hill Community in business over the past 11 years,” Watkins wrote in a post on social media. “My family is grateful to the community, and the joy you all brought to us. This decision was not easy for us during a week we are celebrating our son’s graduation from Summit High School. We are proud to see him walk across the stage tomorrow. When I made a post reintroducing myself, there were a lot great comments from many of you about Mattress Inn. Thank you so much for making purchases from and referrals to Mattress Inn over the years. It was a great pleasure to sell mattresses in the Spring Hill Community. God bless you all.”