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Michael Jordan Memorabilia Found in Storage Unit Purchased at Auction

by Kim Kilpatrick January 10, 2014 11:36 PM
If you have ever watched one of the Storage Wars programs than you know that it is possible to find some pretty valuable stuff in a storage unit purchased at a lien auction. You would think that folks would find a way to pay or take out the items of value before getting locked out of their unit, but often times they don’t. The old adage is true—out of sight, out of mind. [More]

Self Storage Lien Laws Still a Work in Progress in Some States

by Winnie Hsiu July 15, 2013 11:28 PM
It is not easy to get a law repealed or altered in the United States. In fact, it could be called an absolute pain in the behind trying to get a law updated. In a way that is good. If it was too easy to change laws we would likely be doing it all the time making it impossible to know what is up and what is down. However, at the same time it can take what seems like forever to get something that is outdated up to speed. [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]

Morningstar Mini-Storage on the Rebound

by John Stevens January 3, 2013 6:00 PM
Sometimes it would be nice to have a crystal ball to peer into it to see what the future will bring. Business owners, especially, would be eager to have one. They could look into the future to learn how the national economy would be, to see if the country would soon be in a deep recession or if the economy would be prosperous. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Kim Kilpatrick July 24, 2012 6:41 AM
bSome days in the news, the self storage industry is quiet. Not much happens. Other days, it’s a flurry of activities. Today, it’s a flurry.

Changes are coming to the small town of Busti, New York. Busti is on the south end of Chautauqua Lake. It has a population of 7,000. Their town board held a public hearing on the Joe Casel’s proposal to add self storage units to his business. He owns Casel Auto Wrecking and seeks a special-use permit. He wants to transform his salvage yard into a self storage facility. He already has one facility that has 25 units. He seeks to build two more buildings. [More]

Ferrell's Self Storage in NC Supports One Woman's Walk Across America

by Winnie Hsiu April 17, 2012 7:01 PM
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. It is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and is the only cause of death (among the top ten causes) that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

An estimated 5.4 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s. Since one person in eight (of older Americans) suffers from Alzheimer’s, chances are you have a parent or a family member that is affected by this disease. [More]

Grand Re-Opening of Self Storage Facility in Cary, NC

by Kim Kilpatrick March 12, 2012 4:00 PM
It's always wonderful when Extra Space Storage has some good news to share. It's a little extra special when I get to write about their news. Their current news is that they are holding a grand-re-opening for one of their facilities in North Carolina.

The storage facility in Cary, NC, underwent a major addition. They used to have 202 units that ranged in size from 5' x 5' up to 10' x 30'. Now, they offer 600 units ranging in size from 10 feet up to 300 square feet. [More]

Use Your Business Marquee as a New Marketing Tactic

by Holly Robinson November 3, 2011 2:58 PM
A typical business marquee sign for a self storage facility might tell the hours that the office is open or that they sell boxes for moving. A Lock-It Self Storage in Charlotte, North Carolina, has come up with a new marketing tactic for using their business sign. They post short football related quips that are witty or sometimes takes a jab at local football teams. [More]

Proposed Sales Tax Threatens Self Storage Industry in North Carolina

by John Stevens April 26, 2011 12:42 PM
Typically, self storage has avoided sales tax because it is taxed as real estate, not a service. But that standard is now being threatened in North Carolina as a potential tax on self storage has been introduced to the legislature. Dubbed the “21st Century Tax Modernization Plan,” Senate Bill 658 would impose a sales tax on self storage rentals in the state. [More]
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