Metro Mattress Eyes Lakewood Location

LAKEWOOD — Further development along Fairmount Avenue will continue as a discount bedding and mattress supplier has announced plans to build in the village.

The Lakewood Village Planning Board will discuss at its next meeting a site plan review from Olympus Brokerage Co. Ltd. of Camillus, N.Y., for its proposed Metro Mattress location at 347 E. Fairmount Ave. The site, currently an empty lot, was once home to the Bagel Company in Lakewood.

The proposed retail store would occupy 2,800 square feet of space with 12 parking spots.

Although the size of the store falls short for requiring a site review plan, Jeffrey Swanson, village building inspector, said he believes the project is “significant enough” to be reviewed by the Lakewood Village Planning Board.

Metro Mattress currently has 54 stores in operation.

If the project comes to fruition, it will be just the latest to set roots in Lakewood. Last week, Five Star Urgent Care held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its 390 E. Fairmount Ave. location. The walk-in medical care center employs about 15 workers and is next door to Aspen Dental, which is set to hold its own grand opening Monday.

The planning board is scheduled to meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Municipal Building at 20 W. Summit St. in Lakewood. The meeting is open to the public.