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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
September 15, 2010 9:04 PM
When the weather is warm enough, many people like to walk or bike to work or school every day, either to reduce carbon emissions from a car and reduce air pollution, or simply because they enjoy the exercise. A few adventurous souls travel by bike on vacation, bicycling across the United States, Europe, or Asia. The challenge is where to put your bike when you are not using it. Not all destinations have convenient bike racks. In a few cities, though, bicyclists are turning to self storage units to hold their bikes temporarily -- while they are at work or school, or while they spend the night in a hotel. Not only are self storage units more readily available than bike racks in some areas, but shoppers or travelers can leave parcels or luggage with the bikes in storage and know that their belongings will remain secure. Best of all, a bike can be contained in a very small storage unit. [More]
August 6, 2010 11:47 PM
Several states have instituted sales tax holidays this August, to give families a break while shopping for school supplies and to stimulate local economies. Many retail stores are offering special deals to coincide with tax-free days. Although the tax holidays are intended for back to school shoppers, many packing and organizing supplies, such as strapping tape and file folders, will be tax-free as well. People who are thinking of moving their files into storage, or decluttering a home in preparation for putting it on the market, may want to take advantage of the August tax-free holidays. [More]