by Mark R. Potter

Regional Editor

Stow -- Some residents may literally rest easier now that a new business has opened in the city.

Mattress Warehouse, a showroom location of the W. Va.-based Mattress Solutions LLC, opened at 4320 Kent Road.

Mattress Solutions Northern Ohio District Manager James Britton said he is glad a store has come to Stow and he will oversee it for the next couple of months.

"We're growing all over the area," he said. "We've gone from four to 12 stores in the last year in the Cleveland, Akron and Canton markets."

According to Britton, a staff of three full-time employees will operate the store.

Mayor Karen Fritschel said the city is happy to have the business in Stow.

"We're pleased that Mattress Warehouse has come to Stow and we're looking forward to it being a successful business here," she said. "Any income tax the city gets, we're happy to receive."

Officials from the Stow Building Department said the previous store located in unit 4 of the Kent Road location also was a mattress store. But Britton said he expects Mattress Warehouse's future to be different.

"Our customer service is unmatched," he said. "We're truly an inviting atmosphere to shop in."

According to a May 21 news release from the company, in addition to a selection of traditional, innerspring mattresses, Mattress Warehouse also carries many new sleep systems including latex foam and visco-elastic foam. It also offers complete beds, futons, daybeds, electric adjustable beds and bedding accessories.

Mattress Warehouse was established in South Charleston, W.Va., in 1983, according to the release. Since that time, the company has grown to 60 locations and five major distribution centers throughout West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

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