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Why Does Houston Have So Many Mattress Stores?

So maybe you’ve noticed: Houston seems to have more mattress stores per capita than it does molecules of humidity in the air. So why is that? Can Houston really support so many mattress stores — and how often do people even buy new mattresses? Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin finds out.


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So maybe you’ve noticed: Houston seems to have more mattress stores per capita than it does molecules of humidity in the air. So why is that? Can Houston really support so many mattress stores — and how often do people even buy new mattresses?

Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin finds out.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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