Following an announcement on Friday that sleep retail giant Mattress Firm filed for bankruptcy, the company announced that they will close up to 700 stores nationwide, including six in Connecticut.

Original Story: Nation’s largest mattress retailer files for bankruptcy

Company officials said rapid expansion of stores in recent years – with locations often very close to each other – resulted in “cannibalization” of sales.

According to Business Insider, the company has identified 209 stores nationwide for imminent closure. Mattress Firm said in their bankruptcy filing that they may close up to 700 stores in total, but only these 209 have been chosen so far, which includes six Connecticut locations.

The six Connecticut Mattress Firm locations identified for immediate closure are:
(Source: BusinessInsider.com)

  • 927 West Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
     
  • 99 Farmington Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010
     
  • 3475 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111
     
  • 575 Boston Post Road Route 1, Orange, CT 06477
     
  • 9 Fieldstone Commons, Tolland, CT 06084
     
  • 1055 Silas Dean Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109

Mattress Firm said it hopes to complete its restructuring within two months.