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Storage.com Moves Operations to Omaha

by Winnie Hsiu October 29, 2013 1:12 PM
Almost every week, there are mergers and acquisitions around the nation in the self storage industry. Other industries related to self storage also go through these activities, too. Last month, Storage.com entered into a licensing, marketing, and development agreement with B2 Interactive in Omaha, Nebraska. Storage.com is now in the process of moving it’s operations to Omaha. [More]

Nebraskan Storage Facility Opens Vacant Units to Local Artists

by John Stevens February 3, 2011 12:12 PM
An Omaha, Neb., storage facility rolled up its storage unit doors for something much more extraordinary than boxes and bins. On Jan. 29, the Old Market’s Urban Storage facility reached out to its local artist community and offered up its vacant storage units for a two-part exhibition in which more than 75 artists and performers participated. [More]

Period Clothing Comes Out of Storage Straight Back into Style

by Winnie Hsiu October 19, 2010 3:18 PM
Fashion trends, as the saying goes, are cyclical -- more so in hard times, during recession economies, than at other times. Families are raiding their storage units and the backs of their closets to find timeless clothing that once seemed dated, but now has become trendy. Particularly trendy this season are military styles: bomber jackets, trench coats, cargo pants, and camouflage. [More]

Self-Storage Zoning Laws Changing Across U.S.

by Holly Robinson March 11, 2010 5:12 PM
Many towns in rural and suburban America are changing their zoning laws to make it possible for new self-storage businesses to be constructed. Recent changes in zoning laws that affect self-storage firms include the following:

In Richardson, Texas, the City Council changed the zoning laws to allow for "temporary" self-storage businesses in some commercial districts. The council classified this use of city land as a "secondary use" and proceeded to approve a special permit for one such business, to be located in a local shopping center. In Richardson, to meet the new zoning requirements, a self-storage business may not take up one whole building -- it must be less than half the total size of the building it is located in, and, no matter what size the building is, the self-storage business may take up no more than 20,000 square feet. [More]
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