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A Goodnight Sleepstore, 9814 Two Notch Road: August 2017 (began January 2016)   11 comments

Posted at 10:21 pm in closing

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This Two Notch mattress store was once one of Columbia's many Blockbuster Video locations. After that closed in 2010, A Goodnight Sleepstore moved in for what turned out to be about a five year run. I noticed recently (on one of our long runs of sunless days) that they are now running a closing sale, and the lot has a real estate sign up.

UPDATE 7 June 2016 -- Well, we are now into the 6th month of this closing..

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UPDATE 27 September 2017 -- As commenter Andrew notes, this store has now finished closing, about a year and a half after it started:

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Written by ted on January 6th, 2016

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11 Responses to 'A Goodnight Sleepstore, 9814 Two Notch Road: August 2017 (began January 2016)'

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  1. Good Night!

    Discjo

    7 Jan 16 at 12:55 pm

  2. What is the saturation point for these mattress stores? They seem to be everywhere, are people buying that many mattresses? I know in Lexington there at least 5 or 6 stores down 378 and that doesn’t include furniture stores that sell them. There must be a heck of a markup if this many stores can exist and all stay in business.

    ED

    7 Jan 16 at 3:06 pm

  3. I've wondered the same as ED...Harbison Blvd. between St. Andrews and I-26 is about 1½ mi. long and along it MatressFirm has 3 locations along there and I wonder if they're going to find out that they've oversaturated the market at some point...

    Andrew

    7 Jan 16 at 6:01 pm

  4. Yep, Garner's Ferry road has 2 Mattress Firms around a mile or two from each other. When the one on the Devine end opened up, I thought the one just past Woodhill Mall would close.

    Nope...

    Mr BO

    8 Jan 16 at 3:28 pm

  5. They're pretty much like car dealers in that three or four opening up within a mile of one another doesn't really hurt any of them. Similar business models as well, except the margins on mattresses are higher than any car salesman could dream of. And like a car salesman they're going to try to really ding you with upsells and financing.

    Jason

    8 Jan 16 at 8:28 pm

  6. Low tech business, no special skills required other than basic business fundamentals. Highly trained (and expensive) employees are not necessary to move bedroom furniture. No special food prep licenses or DHEC permits. Sounds like a good low-cost business entry format. I can't imagine too much theft of box springs occur. Have truck....will deliver.

    Joe Shlabotnik

    9 Jan 16 at 2:00 am

  7. There is one store I have always wondered about. That is the Michaelis Mattress store at the intersection of St. Andrews and Piney Grove Rds. Years ago the building was nothing more that a 7-11 or some such convenience store. How the heck can they operate a mattress 'showroom' out of a building that small?

    I do, however, need a new mattress set. If any of you guys have a Tempur-pedic or Sleepnumber set let me know what you think about them or any other recommendations for other mattresses. Don't bother if you own a Sealy Posturepedic; I cannot sleep on those!!

    Homer

    9 Jan 16 at 3:56 am

  8. I'm glad I'm not the only one that's been perplexed about all the mattress stores. I'm in my mid 30s and have probably only bought 4 in my life. If you do the math on the size of a town like Columbia, it doesn't seem to support that quantity of stores. I've often thought the same thing about pool table stores.

    Justin

    9 Jan 16 at 9:23 am

  9. Here's what I've figured out about Michealis:

    They have 4 stores around:

    1) St. Andrews & Piney Grove (4530 Saint Andrews Road)
    2) Two Notch & Sparkleberry Lane Extension (1131 Sparkleberry Lane Ext.)
    3) US 378 across from Village Square in Lexington (350 Columbia Avenue)
    4) Forest Drive & Sunnyside Drive (3250 Forest Drive)

    The Lexington store was home to The Lite House as I recall (I think there were building issues that caused them to close and cut their losses while maintaining their other two on Bush River & Two Notch).

    The Forest Drive & Sunnyside Drive location was a Blockbuster originally. Shortly after Blockbuster closed Firehouse Subs moved in but only took about half (maybe slightly less) of Blockbuster's vacated space so Michealis wound up with the remaining portion of it.

    The other two as long as I've known their respective areas they've always been the way they are now.

    Sometimes bigger isn't always better...and while it may be a good talking point to say you have expanded by a significant amount, sometimes it also means expanded headaches. I could be wrong but I think it's highly possible that the Michealis clan has found their niche and feels like they can support themselves fine the way their business is. Michealis has been family owned since 1986.

    Andrew

    9 Jan 16 at 12:54 pm

  10. So the building has a "Now Open!" banner on the building, and a "Store Closing" sign in the yard! haha Obviously not the best run business.

    Kirby

    24 Jan 16 at 8:25 pm

  11. Today I noticed real estate signage on this building leading me ot believe that this store is officially history and it's now up for something new...

    Andrew

    5 Aug 17 at 11:08 pm

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