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The Story of Upton Self Storage in Massachusettes

by Holly Robinson April 21, 2014 8:49 PM
Art Scalise of Upton, Massachusetts, is an entrepreneur. Thirty years ago, he launched his first business, which was an alarm company. Things were going well. In 1998, he got a call from a company in Sturbridge, which is a city that was about 38 miles away. Would he install an alarm system in a self storage facility? [More]

Vacant Plaza in Pittsville Massachusetts Approved for Self Storage Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick March 21, 2014 5:35 PM
The Pittsfield Plaza in Pittsfield, Massachusetts sits empty. Loose shingles bang in the breeze. Paint peels off in chunks. The building is drab and dismal looking. It is an invitation waiting for graffiti or for illegal activities during the dark of night. But this spring, all of that will change when it will become the site of a self storage facility. [More]

Self Storage in the News

by Tony Gonzalez September 19, 2013 9:57 PM
Red Mountain Storage in Boulder City, Nevada, recently sold for over $5.2 million. Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services was the company that arranged the sale.

Red Mountain Storage has 11,913 square-feet. Built in 2000, it sits on approximately five acres at 1675 Nevada Highway in Boulder City. Another section was added to the self storage facility in 2006. [More]

Storage Pros Acquires Eight Facilities

by Winnie Hsiu August 2, 2013 12:19 PM
Have you seen before and after pictures of flowers that have been fertilized by Miracle-Gro? The before plants are scrawny and pathetic looking. The after pictures show lush plants with thick foliage and brilliant blooms. If there was a Miracle-Gro for the self storage industry, somebody must have sprinkled some on the Storage Pros Self Storage portfolio. Storage Pros is growing into a 'lush and beautiful' portfolio.

Have you seen before and after pictures of flowers that have been fertilized by Miracle-Gro? The before plants are scrawny and pathetic looking. The after pictures show lush plants with thick foliage and brilliant blooms. If there was a Miracle-Gro for the self storage industry, somebody must have sprinkled some on the Storage Pros Self Storage portfolio. Storage Pros is growing into a 'lush and beautiful' portfolio. [More]

Secure Self Storage Fixes Up Their Ithaca Facility

by Holly Robinson July 31, 2013 8:31 PM
Remember the zany comedienne Phyllis Diller? Long skinny nose and rather homely? Homely that is until she underwent 15 facelifts and different procedures to change her looks.

At the time, actors and actresses were very hush hush about having a face lift. But not Phyllis. Many of the jokes in her comedy routine focused first around her looks and then her plastic surgeries. She was even known for going to parties with stitches in her face and a pair of glasses taped to her forehead so they wouldn’t put weight on her fragile new nose. [More]

The Power of One

by Winnie Hsiu November 15, 2012 6:00 PM
Some people think, “What difference can I make in the world? I’m only one person.” They rationalize that they don’t have much money, much influence, or special skills or talents. Because they think that they are insignificant and that their talents are insignificant, they sit back and don’t do anything.

That’s not the case with Jenny Jordan of Mashpee, Massachusetts. [More]

Important Genealogical Records Found in Abandoned Storage Unit

by Winnie Hsiu December 12, 2011 9:41 AM
A couple purchased the contents of an abandoned storage unit in Brandon, Florida, hoping to find treasure. They did find treasure -- but not of the gold and silver or jewels type of treasure. Instead, they found boxes and boxes of an extensive collection of family records and photographs. [More]

Massachusetts Church Got Its Start Using Help of a Storage Unit

by John Stevens February 21, 2011 6:27 AM
On the Discovery Church’s website there is a picture of the side of a storage facility with a “one way” sign featured in the foreground and in the background the shadow of a utility pole appears as the sign of a cross. It is the mobile church’s way of saying that there is a one-way path to God and the church will help guide the way. Church organizers, which for many years kept church belongings in a storage unit, have recently found a permanent home. [More]

MA Self Storage Site Considered for Cell Tower

by Kim Kilpatrick October 7, 2010 8:25 AM
Increasingly, as self storage businesses, like other small businesses, adjust to the recession, many are looking at the possibility of leasing space to cell phone companies for placement of a cell tower. The latest self storage company to consider adding a cell tower to its property is Kane Self Storage, of Marlborough, Massachusetts. [More]

MA Self Storage Facility’s Security Alarm Scares Away Would-Be Burglar

by Tony Gonzalez August 26, 2010 10:45 PM
The alarm at Castle Self Storage of 464 Quincy Ave., Braintree, Massachusetts, went off in the middle of the night last Tuesday (August 17). Police say that the alarm appears to have been triggered by a would-be burglar. The burglar broke the glass on the front door and then tried to enter interior units, attempting to pry open their doors with a hammer, but the security alarm scared him away before he could take anything. [More]
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