By Allyssa Baird, YSN
Urner’s, the 101-year-old BrandSource dealer in Bakersfield, Calif., reopened two of its three locations on May 1.
The stores include the company’s main showroom complex — which also features a Builder Direct facility and a Delivery Center & Customer Pick-Up area — plus one of two Z’s Please Sleep Centers. The bedding shop was reopened in response to strong demand for appliances and mattresses at the company’s main showroom, albeit with an added twist: For the first time, appliances were added to the Z’s Please mix, enhancing what was already the largest mattress assortment in the area.
A second Z’s Please location is still temporarily closed.
In a Facebook video heralding the reopenings, Urner’s stressed the cleanliness of its stores and the measures it’s taking to assure a safe shopping experience, including mandatory face masks on all sales associates and safe social distancing between staff and guests.
Urner’s is also providing shoppers with brand new mattress protectors to allay any concerns about testing out the beds. This is both a thoughtful consideration for customers and a savvy tip for fellow BrandSource members as showrooms begin reopening across the country.
BrandSource is a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc.