Jordan’s Furniture donates mattresses to New Haven fire houses


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Firefighters will be sleeping a little better thanks to the help of a furniture store.

Jordan’s Furniture has donated more than 100 memory-foam mattresses to all 10 fire houses in the Elm City. The chain store is set to open it’s first Connecticut store on Sargent Drive later this year.

Mayor Toni Harp says the mattresses were much needed in New Haven, “They have prison grade mattresses on their beds and the reality is they’re probably not that comfortable, but they are cost effective and so to have a memory foam mattress is a real luxury and we’re really thankful.”

Mayor Harp is getting excited for the business to be open. “It’s really exciting as well to have a furniture destination right on Long Wharf and so already they’re coming here from multi-state regions and we hope that will bring any more. IKEA, another furniture giant is also situated on Long Wharf,” she said.

On Wednesday, Mayor Harp chatted with President and CEO Eliot Tatelman. Tatelman says he’s donated to other fire departments in the past because of what he’s seen first hand.

“So, it’s not like you just have to go to IKEA, you can go next door and also get the same thing but at a different place so it benefits everybody all the way around,” said Mike Cowan of New Haven.

Jordan’s is expected to open in early December. An announcement is expected at the end of October detailing exactly what will be inside that store other than furniture.

Determined to keep the announcement a secret, CEO Tatelman would only say “Connecticut does not know what’s coming.”

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