Construction began last week on the former location of American Apparel in Silver Spring. Photo by Mike Mowery.

A building permit has been issued to Mattress Firm to remodel the space on the corner of Colesville Road and Fenton Street formerly occupied by American Apparel.

Construction began last week on the store, which will offer a variety of mattresses, adjustable beds, massage chairs, bedroom furniture and accessories such as pillows and bedding.

The company was founded in Houston, Texas in 1986 and now has more than 3,500 stores and franchisees around the country. It reported more than $3.5 billion in sales in 2015and is the country’s largest mattress specialty retailer.

In November 2015, the company agreed to acquire all outstanding equity interest in the holding company of Sleepy’s for about $780 million, according to company documents. It has since rebranded those locations, including the Sleepy’s location in Burnt Mills Shopping Center.

Steinhoff International, an integrated retailer that manufactures, sources and retails furniture, household goods and general merchandise worldwide, acquired Mattress Firm for $3.8 billion in September 2016.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Mattress store coming to downtown Silver Spring