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Self Storage News Roundup for June

by John Stevens June 12, 2013 8:19 PM
Extra Space Storage has recently expanded its holdings in Hawaii. They finalized the purchase of two self storage facilities. One is in Honolulu and one is in Central Oahu. These two facilities sold for $ 30 million and were purchased from Jupiter Holdings LLC, which is based in California. This increases Extra Space’s facilities to 7. Those facilities are on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. [More]

Portland Provides a Small Number of Storage Lockers to the Homeless

by Holly Robinson September 7, 2010 6:50 PM
The City of Portland and the Portland Business Alliance have announced that they are working together to provide storage lockers to Portland’s homeless community. While many efforts to solve the problem of homelessness have focused on providing homeless shelters, in recent years a few policymakers have been turning to storage as a possible bandaid solution. The homeless population in Portland numbers approximately 1,600, and many of Portland's homeless currently carry all their possessions with them at all times in grocery carts or on trailers. [More]

Waikiki Self-Storage Facility in Limbo

by John Stevens January 25, 2010 10:46 AM
More than 600 customers' belongings are in limbo at Waikiki Self Storage in Honolulu. Early last week, managers phoned customers and asked them to come and collect their belongings as soon as possible, because there was a danger that the company would have to shut down. Hawaii News Now reported that its sources said that the owner owed back rent on the facility.

"There was someone who came in and posted a note on the door," said Waikiki's manager, Jenny Rodrigues. "We were all shocked." Waikiki's corporate office informed reporters that the notice on the door was an eviction notice, and commented that the landlord had raised the rent to an amount that the company could not afford. So, over the weekend of Jan. 16-17, the company asked staff members to clean up and prepare the business to leave the premises. One staff member reported that all the lights were taken from around the walls. Staff began calling tenants and asking them to come in and empty their units. [More]