Come sleep the night away with a purchase from the newly opened Mathis Sleep Studio.
Joining the cadre of Mathis Sleep Studios springing up across Oklahoma is the Edmond store at 401 Comfort Drive, south of 33rd Street on Broadway, which opened Aug. 9. The 12,000-square-foot store has three full-time employees.
Other local stores include one opened in Oklahoma City in 2010 and a second opened in Norman in July. Other stores have opened, are in various stages of completion or are still on the drawing board at this time.
“It is all about convenience for the consumer,” said Kerry Tramel, spokesman for Mathis Sleep Studio.
“Sleep studios are basically for consumer convenience and help meet that need by bringing their mattress store closer to where they live.”
An Edmond location was an absolute must, Tramel said.
“When we made our list Edmond was right at the top,” he said. “Edmond and Norman were started pretty close together.”
With another facility at the Outlet Shoppes off I-40 scheduled to be finished in mid-November, it will follow the opening of a newly opened store in Broken Arrow.
“Hopefully this location off I-40 will afford us a high-traffic store,” Tramel said.
Tramel said the Sleep Studios offer the largest selection of mattresses in the area.
“With more than 60 models to choose from, combined with the best brand names and the most competitive pricing, we are going to back up each sale with the Mathis Brothers name and service,” Tramel said.
Adding Mathis Brothers has been in business for more than 50 years, the Sleep Studio consultants will continue the atmosphere of treating everyone well, along with a low-pressure but highly educated sales force whose purpose is to make mattress purchasing an easier, more informed process.
With more than half the models on the floor power-based and user friendly, what was once thought of as a bed for older people and people in hospital settings has now become popular with the younger set.
“The more people that read a book, surf the Internet and watch television, the more conducive a power-based type of bed is for their needs,” said Robert Warren, one of the sleep consultants at Mathis Sleep Studio.
Pillows are an important part of having a relaxing night of sleep and waking up rested in the morning.
“Pillows are a very important part of the purchase,” Warren said. “Buying the correct pillow to line up with the way you sleep is extremely important.”
Mathis Sleep Studio also can fill that need whether looking for a pillow for a side sleeper, back sleeper or a face-in-the-pillow sleeper.
Tramel said the Mathis Sleep Studios do not have special sales throughout the year.
“We literally have everyday low prices,” Tramel said. “That is what Mathis Brothers was built on and we adhere to that philosophy. Our manufacturers have promotions which we will pass on to the customer. You don’t have to wait on a holiday for our everyday low prices.”
Six brands of mattresses are sold — Eco Comfort, Lady Americana, Sealy, Serta, Stearns & Foster and Tempur Pedic.
With something for everyone, price ranges for mattresses start at $78 for a twin mattress up to $8,000 at the Edmond store, although prices can go to as high as $15,000.
More than half of the models sold are delivered for free in the metro area.
“At Mathis Brothers Sleep Studios you’ll find a spa-like, relaxing environment focused entirely on sleep, the largest selection of brand names in the state for you to try, highly trained sleep consultants whose only interest is helping you choose the type of mattress and comfort level that’s right for you, and exclusive 365-night comfort and double the difference price guarantees,” Tramel said.
“We are happy to be in Edmond.”
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information call 951-1462.
Come sleep the night away with a purchase from the newly opened Mathis Sleep Studio.
A Q&A on ‘Obamacare’ Court Rulings
On Tuesday, two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on the legality of tax subsidies being provided to people who bought “Obamacare” health insurance policies in Oklahoma and 35 other states.
Here’s a look at the rulings’ potential impact in Oklahoma.
Q: I’m confused. What did the courts rule today?
A: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals circuit in Washington, D.C., decided that the government can’t provide tax subsidies for Affordable Care Act plans purchased in 36 states where the federal government is operating the health insurance exchange. Oklahoma is one of the 36 states. A few hours later, the U.S. Court of Appeals circuit in Richmond, Va., issued a conflicting ruling that upheld the legality of the health-care law’s tax subsidies.
June healthy month for Oklahoma jobs
Nearly 10,000 new jobs in Oklahoma were created in June, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday the state experienced one of the largest increases in employment in the nation in June. More than 9,600 additional people joined the state’s workforce in June.
The unemployment rate in June dropped to 4.5 percent, its lowest ratio in six years. June’s rate was down a percentage point from 4.6 percent in May and April, according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
University of Central Oklahoma recognized as having friendly work environment
The Chronicle of Higher Education named the University of Central Oklahoma as one of the “2014 Great Colleges to Work For.” Central is the only higher education institution in the state recognized on the list and one of only a handful of institutions in the nation given the distinction of being named to the Honor Roll for being cited most often among all the recognition categories.
Central joins Duke, Baylor and Notre Dame on the list of the 10 universities named to the large institution honor roll.
Council approves funds toward ADA update
City Council members have approved a $398,800 professional services contract with Accessology, a McKinney, Texas, firm, to establish an Americans With Disabilities Act transition plan for the city.
Title II of the ADA requires state and local governments to make their programs and services accessible to persons with disabilities. It includes access to government facilities, programs and events and relevant policy changes.
Accessology was selected out of a pool of five finalists by a five-member committee to create Edmond’s plan. The firm will partner with Kimley-Horn and Associates, a design consulting firm located in North Carolina.
Edmond’s last ADA transition plan was created in 1992.
Panel approves jail services agreement
City Council members have approved renewal of the city’s jail services agreement with Oklahoma County for prisoners incarcerated at the county jail on city charges.
The current annual agreement expired June 30. It provides the feeding, care, housing and upkeep of said prisoners. Edmond uses the county jail when the city jail is at capacity.
The sheriff’s office proposed a slight increase from $46.25 to a $46.50 daily rate per prisoner. City staff said the current agreement is working satisfactorily and believe the proposed rate is reasonable. The new agreement took effect July 1. The city can hold prisoners in its current jail up to 10 days; a new jail with 10 male and five female cells will be available inside the new Public Safety Center next year when the facility opens.
Panel establishes 911 phone rate
City Council members have established the rate for the 911 emergency phone service fee for calendar year 2015
Council members set the rate at 3 percent of the recurring charges as designated by the tariff for exchange telephone service or its equivalent within Edmond beginning Jan. 1, 2015.
Fees collected by wireless and voice over Internet protocol companies are established under a separate statute. To continue collection of the locally authorized service fee on landline phone bills, local governments must approve a resolution on an annual basis to set the actual fee.
Governments must also through the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments notify the appropriate incumbent local exchange carrier and competitive local exchange carrier phone companies by Sept. 1, 2015.
ACOG recommended for calendar year 2015 to maintain service fees at their current level of 3 percent.
Council approves $2.5M extra for utility
City Council members have approved the transfer of a $2.5 million appropriation for Edmond Electric.
The action was needed due to higher natural gas prices. Those increased prices caused wholesale electric purchase costs to exceed the department’s budget estimates for Fiscal Year 2013-14. To cover the increased costs, a transfer of funds from the “Transfers” category to the “Other Services and Charges” category was necessary.
It will maintain state law requirements and not increase Edmond Electric’s budget.
The action occurred during Monday’s meeting and was approved unanimously.
Edmond entrepreneurs sleuth their way to success
Tripadvisor.com led Andrew Gipson to an industrial complex outside of Dublin, Ireland, about a year ago. The recent University of Central Oklahoma graduate was in the midst of an extended stay in Australia and the United Kingdom when he walked through the doors of XIT Live Escape Adventure Game. According to Tripdadvisor, it was the top attraction in Ireland. He had to go.
An hour later, Gipson, 24, exited the facility inspired.
McAlister’s Deli sets ‘Free Tea Day’ for July 24
McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, will celebrate its sixth annual Free Tea Day on July 24.
Steffen and Farrow celebrates 40th anniversary
Steffen and Farrow Orthodontics recently had a ribbon cutting at its Edmond location, 1601 S. Boulevard, to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
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