All of the Valley’s Metropolitan Mattress stores are changing names to the Mattress Firm to reflect a buyout by the Houston-based company.
Mattress Firm is renaming the 23 former Metropolitan Mattress stores across the Valley, including 15 East Valley retail stores this week. There also will be two Mattress Firm SuperCenter stores in the East Valley, including the 5,038 square foot Chandler store at 3029 N. Alma School Road and the 7,480 square-foot Mesa store at 1457 W. Southern Ave., near Fiesta Mall. With the name change, Mattress Firm now has 36 stores in the Valley.
RIVERVIEW SUPER STORE
Jo-Ann Stores will open a Super Store at Mesa Riverview, according to CB Richard Ellis officials who negotiated the deal for 35,000 square feet of space in a 10-year $4.2 million lease. Jo-Ann is the nation’s top fabric retailer and the store marks its seventh Super Store location in the Valley. The store is expected to open in November.
The craft specialty shop will locate in the mixed-use retail complex at the intersection of Loop 202 and Dobson Road. The 16-screen Cinemark theater is open at Mesa Riverview that will also feature a Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Bed Bath and Beyond and Home Depot, among other retailers. The center also includes an auto park, an office park and hotel space. Bass Pro is expected to open in May.
Savers opens today at 1800 W. Elliot Road in Tempe. Savers is a 52-year-old thrift store chain based in Bellevue, Wash., a suburb of Seattle. A grand opening celebration will be today, with events such as music, entertainment and children’s activities, continuing through the weekend.
FISH FOR DANA PARK
The Seafood Market is moving to a new location at Dana Park Village at the northwest corner of Baseline Road and Val Vista Drive just off U.S. 60. The Seafood Market had been at 1910 S. Gilbert Road in Mesa the past eight years. They expect to reopen at the new location Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Daphne’s Greek Cafe has just opened a restaurant at the intersection of Val Vista and Baseline. Located at 3510 E. Baseline Road, the San Diego-based restaurant features authentic Greek cuisine in a casual atmosphere.