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US Storage Centers Acquired a Self Storage Facility in Delray Beach, Florida

by Winnie Hsiu June 12, 2014 8:05 PM
Earlier this week, US Storage Centers announced that they purchased a self storage facility in Delray Beach, Florida. The facility has 568 units and over 49,000 square feet of rentable space. It is located at 1425 SW 10th Street. [More]

Treasure Island -- a Self Storage Business with an Unusual Service

by Holly Robinson May 1, 2014 8:57 PM
Self storage owners often seek to add services or products to their clients in an effort to get more clients and in a way to differentiate themselves from their competition. Some storage facilities have office space and amenities that attract small businesses or entrepreneurs. Some facilities offer customers climate and temperature controlled units where customers can store their wine.

But there is one self storage facility that is doing something that I’ve never heard about before. In one of their facilities in New York City, the storage facility offers art studio space for a fairly large community of working artists. [More]

A Self Storage Facility Slated to be Built in Elmont Gets Tax Breaks

by Holly Robinson April 11, 2014 3:49 PM
An industrial development agency in Elmont, Nassau County on Long Island, unanimously agreed to give a prospective self storage facility a sales tax exemption. The exemption consists of $258,750 and $20,475 off the mortgage recording tax. Also, the property tax bill will be frozen for three years. After that, it will slightly increase over the next 12 years. [More]

The Lock Up Self Storage Opens a New Facility in Florida

by Tony Gonzalez November 4, 2013 7:50 PM
At one time while I was growing up, my family owned a canoe. We’d put it in the back of our pickup and haul it down to a nearby lake. It was a hassle and not very convenient to put it in the water. For people renting self storage units from the newest facility in The Lock Up Self Storage portfolio, they have it super easy. This new facility is located next to the Imperial River. [More]

A Flex Mini Storage Owner Develops Innovative Business Solution

by Kim Kilpatrick September 16, 2013 10:11 PM
When self storage facility owners want to expand and add on to their facility, one of the many challenges they face is to secure permits and to pass and comply with zoning laws. And, those zoning laws can be a stickler.

Doug Isaacson and his son, Eric, operate A Flex Mini Storage in Montgomery, Alabama. Earlier this year, they wanted to expand their facility. But, the land that they wanted to use wasn’t zoned for storage units. [More]

Lackland Self Storage Meets Resistance to Proposed New Facility

by Winnie Hsiu September 12, 2013 3:54 PM
It's raining in Colorado. Over the last 24 hours they have been inundated with rain. Boulder got 9 inches. Louisville got 6.6. Estes Park got 5 inches. Rain is expected to continue through Friday. Roads are closed. Schools are closed. People have been ordered to evacuate some of the areas. Flash flood warnings are out in many areas.

Rain and flooding is also a concern for citizens in the Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook, New Jersey - and for Lackland Self Storage. [More]

Safeguard Self Storage Opens New Facility in the Bronx

by Winnie Hsiu August 20, 2013 7:06 PM
The Bronx is 42 square miles big. About one-fourth of it is open space: the Woodland Cemetery, Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. Even though it has all of that open area, over 1.3 million people live there making it the fourth most populated of the five boroughs of New York City. And what do all of those people need? Storage space. [More]

New Self Storage Facility Opens in Key West, Florida

by Winnie Hsiu June 10, 2013 5:00 PM
Key West, Florida, is an island that is about 4 miles long and 2 miles wide. The original Spanish term for it was Cayo Hueso which literally means "Bone Island." It is said that the island was littered with the remains of bones from Native American battlefield or burial ground. The owners of a long-vacant warehouse - a 'skeleton' of a former business - repurposed the building into a new self storage business. [More]

Compass Self Storage Adds to Its Portfolio

by Holly Robinson April 10, 2013 7:04 PM
Compass Self Storage, LLC, is at it again. It is projected that they will continue along in this same manner in the foreseeable future. And what is it that they are doing again? Why growing, that’s what – and growing at a remarkable rate.

The company has recently purchased a self storage property in Memphis, Tennessee, at 6780 Country Park Drive. [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]
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