EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (VEAU) – Immediately after serving the neighborhood for decades, the PM Sleep Center in Eau Claire is shutting down.
PM Sleep Center has been in Eau Claire due to the fact 1981. The store’s owner, Mike Bloss, stated the closing is a bittersweet moment for him.
“I am seriously seeking forward to retirement.” But then, of course, you leave all these individuals in the memories, and it really is going to be bittersweet,” Bloss stated.
Bloss stated he is closing up shop so he can retire and make it hard for tiny companies like his to preserve up with the significant companies.
“The Net has taken about 30% of the bed business enterprise. And a big percentage of the furnishings business enterprise, also. And now we have 1 of our biggest mattress companies that just purchased a chain of three,000 shops. So if our companies are going to begin promoting direct, that is seriously terrible for the future of this kind of shop,” Bloss stated.
Bloss stated a lot has changed due to the fact he began promoting mattresses 52 years ago.
“It was a mess. I don’t forget my 1st mattress ad I placed in 1971, the supply was two twin mattresses, two twin box springs, two twin frames and two twin headboards for $139 all up. I do not even have a mattress any longer that I sell for $139,” Bloss stated.
PM Sleep Center was a business enterprise venture that Bloss embarked on with his 1st wife.
“PM stands for Pat and Mike. My 1st wife was Pat. “Twenty years ago, however, she passed away, but we kept the name Pat and Mike,” Bloss stated.
By way of the ups and downs, he stated his staff and loyal prospects have helped make the business enterprise a accomplishment.
“In terms of staff, I’ve had the finest and most of them I am extremely proud of.” I also want to thank the neighborhood of Eau Claire. “They have been normally supportive,” Bloss stated.
Bloss stated he hasn’t set a final closing date but, but it will be sometime in August.
PM Sleep Center is promoting out, and Bloss stated he hopes to see the furnishings fly out of the shop.
A 5-day off-business enterprise unique pre-sale started right now and will run via Monday. Sales hours are Thursday (10am-8pm), Friday (10am-8pm), Saturday (10am-7pm), Sunday (12pm-5pm), Monday (10am-8pm).
So far, no other companies have planned to move into the space.
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