BERWYN – Morlow Mounts knows a thing or two about how to get a good night's sleep. It's his business, and he's been doing it for 26 years on Cermak Road in Cicero.
Mounts, owner of Over the Rainbow Furniture, 6450 W.Cermak Road, Cicero, opened Mr. Mattress and More, 1419 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn, at the end of last month. Unlike the Cicero store, the Harlem Avenue location is almost exclusively about mattresses, specifically Englander mattresses.
Mounts said Englander, the eighth largest mattress manufacturer in the world since 1894, builds a top-notch product, which range from $299 to $1,000 for a basic queen mattress.
"That's half the price of what a chain mattress store would sell it for," Mounts said.
There is some furniture sold at the new store as well, from distributors like Coaster and Nationwide, at great prices, he added.
Take a ride around any town and it seems that mattress stores are sprouting up everywhere. One of the reasons for that, Mounts said, is pretty simple to figure out.
"Everybody has to sleep," he said. "Half your life is spent on a mattress."
Mounts, a native of Cicero and current Lockport resident, took over the Over the Rainbow store in Cicero in 2005 from the owner, whom Mounts had worked for for more than 20 years.
While mattresses basically all look alike, there a lot of differences between them, and with every price jump, there comes a little something extra, Mounts said. It could be the amount of coils, or the type of foam – from basic to visco memory foam to gel foam. Or it could be latex, which is the top of the line foam, Mounts said.
The new store is going to offer a higher end mattress than the Cicero location, he said. All mattresses will also be made in the U.S.
For more information on Mr. Mattress:
Mr. Mattress and More
1419 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn
Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Free delivery offered.