Mattress Firm announced today they are filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

WGN in Chicago says

The company said it will quickly close 200 underperforming stores and make decisions about whether to close or maintain the other 500 stores in the coming weeks.

Mattress Firm has been in business for 32 years according to WGN and believes "The company has many stores in close proximity to one another, cannibalizing sales."

Interestingly, the two Rockford locations, are both on East State Street and roughly three blocks from one another.

We've reached out Mattress Firm Public Relations team, and according to three separate motions to release sent out, both Rockford locations will remain open.

A phone call to the Mattress Firm location at 6290 East State Street confirmed that they will indeed remain open despite planned closures across the US.

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