Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Good night: Mattress Firm closes up shop on East Houston

The Mattress Firm recently closed at 250 E. Houston St. in the row of one-level businesses here between Avenue A and Avenue B. 

Previously it was a Sleepy's ... and before Sleepy's, the address served as a Halloween pop-up shop for a few years. 

And before that! Blockbuster!
Blockbuster bid adieu in March 2012. 

The 13-floor residential building at 250 E. Houston St., the former Red Square, changed ownership in the fall of 2016 ... and underwent extensive renovations.

Apparently, not all of the retail space was part of the deal.

You can tell by where the new paint stops — right at the former Mattress Mart. Other current tenants in the unpainted zone include the Dunkin'/Baskin-Robbins combo, Subway (sandwich shop), China Town Chinese restaurant, the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center, H&R Block and Kapri Cleaners.

There are several vacancies in the old and renovated retail sections. And the Y7 Studio has yet to reopen (to the left of Mattress Mart) from the PAUSE of March 2020.

Previously on EV Grieve:


  1. I totally forgot a Blockbuster was there! And now I miss Kim's.

  2. Wow, I can't believe Blockbuster made it to 2012.

  3. Still a blockbuster in Bend, Oregon and a Netlfix documentary about it.

  4. With the world evolving and transforming in a blazing speed, 2012 seems like ancient history with its Blockbuster on E Houston St. The same year that Union Market made its debut a few stores down the block during the later half of the year. Blockbuster closed in March.


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