American Freight Furniture to open BR store American Freight Furniture to open BR store Advocate staff report May 03, 2014 Comments American Freight Furniture and Mattress will open its first Louisiana store Thursday near the intersection of Airline Highway and Florida Boulevard. The warehouse-style store will be in the old Ethan Allen building. It will carry a variety of discount furniture and mattress sets. The store specializes in carrying unclaimed freight, cancelled orders, closeouts, overruns and special buyouts from well-known manufacturers. Ten people will work in the store. This is the 96th store for American Freight Furniture, which is based in Ohio.