Sleepy’s Chicago opening draws crowd

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Ribbon cutting: (From left) Sleepy’s ‘Snooze Director’ Elizabeth Murphy; Sam Khan, Sleepy’s Chicago vice president of sales; the Pajama Program’s Carly Jones; Bill Worley, Sleepy’s Chicago regional manager; and Joe Hager, Sleepy’s district manager
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Sleepy’s, a sleep shop chain with headquarters in in Hicksville, N.Y., announced that its grand opening Aug. 9 in Chicago drew more than 150 attendees, each of whom received a complimentary breakfast and a goodie-filled “Nap Sack.”

Pajama-clad guests got to meet WTMX-FM personality DJ Finnigan and spin a prize wheel, while Elizabeth Murphy, Sleepy’s “snooze director,” offered sleep tips. The retailer also donated 150 pajama sets to the Chicago Pajama Program, which delivers pajamas and books to area needy children.

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Lining up to spin the WTMX-FM prize wheel and chat with DJ Finnigan

In late June, Sleepy’s opened its first 10 stores in the greater Chicago area and said it plans to open more stores later this year.