December 10, 2013


Velocity Retail Negotiates First Mattress Firm Supercenter for Arizona

The first Arizona, large-format Mattress Firm is coming to Scottsdale in the first quarter of 2014. The 23,958 square foot outlet store will be one of the largest Mattress Firm Supercenters in the country, and will offer buyers a huge selection of mattress choices at outlet prices.

Typically seeking stores between 3,500 and 5,000 square feet, Mattress Firm approached Darren Pitts, Executive Vice President of Velocity Retail Group with a special request; find a warehouse-sized space in an affluent location with high-traffic, national tenants, and great visibility. The new store, located in Sonora Village at the southwest corner of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Loop 101, offers all of that and more.

Pitts and Michael Clark, Vice President with Velocity, identified the center with co-tenants such as Walmart Supercenter, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, Staples and Kohl’s, the center draws thousands of shoppers every day. The intersection has excellent access to Loop 101 on- and off-ramps at both the Frank Lloyd Wright and Raintree interchanges. The new store’s location also boasts phenomenal visibility to Hayden Road, Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, and the Loop 101. Traffic passing the site exceeds 130,000 cars per day.

“Mattress Firm continues to strengthen its leadership position and this location speaks volumes about to their continued commitment to the Phoenix marketplace. This dominant flagship location in North Scottsdale is at the convergence of the Loop 101, Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, and Hayden Road will serve the affluent Northeast Phoenix and North Scottsdale trade areas. We were pleased to have secured such a prominent location in this important submarket for our client,” said Pitts.

Founded in Houston, TX in 1986, Mattress Firm is one of the nation’s premier specialty bedding retailers, offering a broad selection of both traditional and specialty mattresses, bedding accessories and related products. With the largest geographic footprint in the United States among multi-brand mattress specialty retailers, Mattress Firm not only provides sleep solutions, but opportunities in hundreds of communities.