Mattresstor fills niche in Cambridge

People in the Cambridge area looking for a good night’s sleep have a new place in town to find a quality mattress.

Don Block, owner of Mattresstor. Photos by Elizabeth Sias

Don Block, owner of Mattresstor. Photos by Elizabeth Sias

Mattresstor opened in July at 1870 2nd Avenue SE in Cambridge, offering dozens of varieties of mattresses from the brands Serta, Spring Air and Corsicana, all American-made.

“It’s something everybody needs, and it’s a niche that wasn’t here in Cambridge,” Owner Don Block said. “And it’s not a chain store, it’s locally-owned.”

He’s planning to have a grand opening celebration in November.

Block said he was part-owner of a furniture store years ago, and then owned a decorating store in Cambridge for 20 years. He closed that store in 2008 when business slowed down and until July, worked at Furniture Mart in North Branch.

Mattresstor offers dozens of varieties of mattresses from the brands Serta, Spring Air and Corsicana, all American-made.

Mattresstor offers dozens of varieties of mattresses from the brands Serta, Spring Air and Corsicana, all American-made.

He quit in June to start up his own business in Cambridge.

“I thought, ‘Well, if I’m going to work a lot of weekends and evenings, I might as well do it for myself.’”

Block said business has been going pretty well so far, with word-of-mouth traveling fast.

“It’s been good,” he said. “It could be busier, but it could be a lot worse. I like the interaction with people when they come in.”

Block said all of the mattresses offered are American-made and he offers a variety of options with prices ranging from $200 to several thousand.

“If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you should be able to find it here,” Block said. “I think when people come in here, they’re pleasantly surprised.”

Mattresstor is located in Village Mall in Cambridge.

Mattresstor is located in Village Mall in Cambridge.

Block said he hopes Mattresstor will fill a niche in Cambridge and serves the community.

“The ultimate goal is to make a living. We’re not here to get rich, but just to have a presence in the community and provide a service to the community,” he said. “This is becoming a shopping community, and this is hopefully one more business that can thrive in this town and keep people shopping locally.”

Mattresstor is located in Village Mall in Cambridge at 1870 2nd Avenue SE, Suite 140. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Call the store at 763-689-3741 or visit online at www.mattresstor.com for more information.

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