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.