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Bedding Center To Debut In High Point At Suites At Market Square

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Bedding manufacturers will find a new home in THE Bedding Center on the top floor of the Suites of Market Square. Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) will unveil the new bedding area at the upcoming Spring High Point Market, March 26 – April 1, 2007. Located in the heart of the High Point Market, THE Bedding Center will serve as THE location for buyers to shop bedding, in one building and all on one floor. “Ninety percent of the Top 100 Furniture Stores attend the High Point Market and that segment accounts for 30 percent of sales for bedding manufacturers,” said Tom Mitchell, senior vice president, MMPI High Point. “It became very clear to us that we needed to help buyers shop for this category while in High Point, and THE Bedding Center is perfect solution.” THE Bedding Center will feature more than 15,000 square feet of the latest bedding products available. The use of unique hardwall dividers will be used to create private showroom-like settings for each manufacturer. Participating companies include Therapedic, Springwall, Protect-All, Dreamfit, Carolina Mattress Guild, Natural as Sleep, Protect-a-Bed, Glideaway, Corsicana Bedding and Comfor-pedic. More participants will be added as the Spring Market approaches. For more information about participating, please contact Julie Messner at (336) 821-1509 or jmessner@mmart.com. Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) is a trade show and property management firm, specializing in managing buildings devoted to wholesale showrooms and commercial office space. MMPI produces more than 300 trade shows, market events and conferences each year. MMPI manages The Merchandise Mart and 350 West Mart Center in Chicago; Market Square, the Suites at Market Square, Hamilton Market, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza and the National Furniture Mart in High Point, N.C.; the Architects & Designers Building and 7 W New York in New York; the Boston Design Center in Boston; the L.A. Mart in Los Angeles; and the Washington Design Center and Federal Center Southwest in Washington, D.C. Vornado Realty Trust, owner of MMPI, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO.

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