Mattress seller tucked into new center

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A statewide mattress retailer now has a location in Auburn. Sleep Train opened in early August in the Plaza Shopping Center on Grass Valley Highway at Luther Road. Store manager Justice Spillner is pleased with the response so far. “It’s going very well here,” he said Tuesday. “Auburn has been pretty limited on mattress retailers for quite a while, so now that we’re here, it is actually going very well.” The newly constructed commercial center has only two other businesses for now — Lyon Real Estate and Quiznos. Work is moving forward for the opening of a Little Caesar’s pizza shop. Visitors to the Sleep Train showroom can choose from approximately 60 mattresses, ranging in price from $299 for a twin and box spring, to a top-of-the-line adjustable king for $7,000, Spillner said. “The two main brands we’re having interest in here is Tempurpedic — because prices are the same everywhere, so our services definitely help us sell those — and we’ve had good luck with the Simmons World Class line, which is very popular everywhere,” Spillner said. The store also carries headboards, footboards and nightstands. Auburn resident Mark Eldridge was walking by on Wednesday and decided to have a look. “It’s a very nice store,” he said. “I would highly recommend that everyone come in and have a look at the massage bed. It’s very nice.” Spillner started with one other employee and has since added a third person to the sales staff. He said he’ll probably add a fourth within the next few months. He has also joined the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. A Grass Valley native, Spillner has been with Sleep Train for four years, previously working in Sacramento-area stores. His wife, Nina, works in the marketing department at Sleep Train’s corporate office in Citrus Heights. “I got to move home when the store opened,” he said. Sleep Train was started in 1985 and now has more than 70 locations throughout California, according to the company Web site. — Gloria Young ---------- Sleep Train What: Mattress retailer Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday Where: 1790 Grass Valley Highway, North Auburn Call: (530) 885-5398