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Houston’s ‘Mattress Mack’ Opens His Furniture Stores As A Shelter

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Houston businessman and local icon Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale is doing his part to help Texans still dealing with a historic winter storm.

McIngvale opened up his Gallery Furniture stores this week as a storm shelter, offering a warm place to stay for families that are still without power. McIngvale says he has enough space and generator-fueled power to shelter 200 to 300 people at each of his two store locations. He made a similar gesture during recent disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Tropical Storm Imelda. ‘Mattress Mack’ made headlines earlier this month when he placed a $1 million Super Bowl bet on the Tampa Bay Bucs – which paid off.


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