WICHITA — There’s going to be a new addition to Mattress Mile.
That’s how Mark Barrientos refers to the stretch of West Kellogg where several stores sell mattresses. Next year, that will include his and business partner Ryan Baty’s Mattress Hub.
They’re going to open in a new 7,000-square-foot building in Westgate Market.
“They’re actually building a brand-new building for us right next to the Office Depot,” Barrientos says.
He says that area is a great mix of shops — including competitors — to be a part of.
The Wichita-based company is opening its 10th store on Dec. 26 in Manhattan.
“It was a great year,” Barrientos says of the company’s growth.
He’s got even bigger expectations for 2011 with a planned seven to 10 new stores in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
“We feel like we have the ability to do it,” Barrientos says. “The main thing is, of course, we don’t overgrow too fast.”
He thinks four Mattress Hubs for Wichita probably will be enough.
Barrientos calls support for his stores here “just unbelievable” and expects the same for his new store as well.
“We feel like this is the one that will really take us to the next level.”