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AAA Self Storage in Longmont, CO, Finally Re-Open for Business

by Winnie Hsiu October 22, 2013 10:42 PM
When the rains came to Colorado in September, they fell on ground that had recently been burned by wildfires. Trees and underbrush that normally held back rainwaters from flooding were gone.

For days, record-setting rainfall deluged the area. Some areas received as much as 18 inches in a 24-hour period. When it was all over, the flood destroyed or damaged over 2,000 homes, washed out hundreds of miles of roads, and caused damage across almost 2,000 square miles. [More]

SecuCare Self Storage Renters Dig Their Way Out of the Mud

by Kim Kilpatrick September 23, 2013 9:22 PM
The rain has let up – for a while – in Boulder, Colorado. There’s a possibility of a few showers this coming Friday. Hopefully, the showers will be light and not as intense as the recent rains. The less rain and mud the better for SecuCare Self Storage who has been affected by the flooding. [More]

Stor-All Acquires Another Facility in Colorado

by Holly Robinson July 18, 2013 1:53 PM
After babies are born, their growth rate is slow and steady. The human body does not completely reach its full height until about 25 years of age. The growth rate for some self storage businesses is very similar - regular and stable and not a quick flash without a solid foundation.

Stor-All self storage is one such business that has controlled, steady growth over the years. They just recently acquired a facility in Lone Tree, Colorado. This is the fourth facility that they have in Colorado. They have other facilities are in Aurora, Denver, and Littleton. [More]

Happy Birthday Weston Stor-All

by Kim Kilpatrick April 11, 2013 6:42 PM
Milestone birthdays are significant achievements – the big four-0, five-0 and the birthday when you can quit working and retire. Milestone dates are important in business, too. Stor-All in Weston, Florida has achieved one of those milestones. It is celebrating its ten-year anniversary this month.

The two-acre property is located at 2707 Executive Park Lane in Weston. It is three stories high, contains 59,000 square feet of self storage space and has 530 climate-controlled rental units. [More]

Stor-All Storage Breaks Ground for a New Facility in Georgia

by Kim Kilpatrick February 5, 2013 4:28 PM
February is an exciting time for Stor-All Self Storage. They will be breaking ground this week on a new facility that will be on the NW corner of Cumberland Parkway and Paces Ferry Road. The facility will sit on a .94 acre piece of ground located at 2515 Cumberland Parkway SE. [More]

AC Self Storage Solutions LLC is Expanding

by Winnie Hsiu January 31, 2013 2:21 PM
The Southern California firm, AC Self Storage is expanding with a well-controlled plan. They have several criteria that they use as a standard for purchasing facilities. The property should have between 60,000 to 120,000 net rentable square feet. They should be primarily in the Sun Belt markets and have a strong demographic. The occupancy rate should be 80% or greater and they should be in top physical condition. [More]

Old Air Force Hanger in Denver Converts into Unique and Sustainable Self Storage Facility

by John Stevens July 5, 2011 5:25 PM
A unique conversion of an old Air Force hanger into a self storage facility is underway in Denver, Colo. The design layout in the massive hanger consists of 65,000 sq. ft. of storage in 600 units which will be combined with restaurants, retail and office space, giving the complex a distinct marketing advantage. [More]

Self Storage Lien Law Legislation Moves Along in Ten States With Latest Victory in Illinois

by John Stevens June 2, 2011 8:44 AM
The Self Storage Association’s (SSA) aggressive efforts to update archaic lien laws throughout the country is slowly paying off. The latest victory is Senate Bill 1394 (SB 1394) that will modernize the Illinois Self Service Storage Facility Act. It has passed both houses and currently awaits the signature of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. [More]

Self Storage Lien Law Legislation Making Headway in Florida and Nevada

by John Stevens April 22, 2011 12:02 PM
Two states, Florida and Nevada, are making steady progress with self storage lien law legislation as other states are gearing up for or finalizing bills. Illinois and Tennessee all have lien law legislation in progress and just last week, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 11-039, which includes improvements to the state’s lien law for self storage operators. [More]

Championed by the Self Storage Industry, Colorado Lien Bill Signed Into Law

by John Stevens April 19, 2011 8:14 PM
As changes to lien laws sweep across the country for the self storage industry, Colorado is the latest state to enact changes to streamline the legal process. Last week, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 11-039, “A Bill for an Act Concerning the Consequences of Default in Payments Due for Storage of Personal Property in a Self-Storage Facility” which improves the state’s lien laws for self storage operators. [More]
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