Beds & Bedding, which opened almost 30 years ago in Macon, is closing.
The going-out-of-business sale began Thursday.
Founded in 1984, Beds & Bedding was the first retail store in the Middle Georgia market to specialize in mattresses, according to a news release. It was bought in 2004 by Billy Walker and his wife, Janet, who are retiring.
The Walkers were often featured in the stores commercials -- sometimes donning various costumes -- and they included their website name, howoldisyourmattress.com, in the script.
Their son, store manager Bo Walker, began working for the business in 2004.
The store, at 3377 Mercer University Blvd., has one other employee, Robert Slocumb, the delivery driver and warehouse manager, the release stated.
The company has been voted Best of the Best several times by readers of The Telegraph.
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