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Vallejo City Council Approves Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu April 24, 2014 10:29 PM
In 1980, the city of Vallejo created an industrial Park. The main purpose was for research, development, and commercial uses. At the time, access to Sonoma Boulevard and Interstate 780 were considered prime features that would entice businesses to locate in the industrial park.

In 2005, the city approved a development permit for a proposed self storage facility to be built in the industrial park on one of the last major vacant parcels of property. The facility was never built and the permits lapsed because of financing issues. [More]

UK Self Storage Company Wants You to Put All Your Eggs in Their Basket—Easter Eggs That Is

by Kim Kilpatrick March 3, 2014 11:35 PM
Holidays are great for many things. They often give us a chance to spend time with family and let loved ones know how we feel about them. Depending on the holiday they are also a great for stocking up on chocolate. A pair of self storage facilities in the UK want to make sure that the local kids don’t have to go without for the next big candy holiday—Easter. [More]

Developer Want to Take Self Storage Where Self Storage Has Not Gone Before

by Winnie Hsiu January 14, 2014 12:48 AM
Kids, if you ask Mom and Dad (or maybe Grandma and Grandpa) about the theme song to the Jefferson’s they will probably start humming something about moving on up/ to the top/ to a deluxe apartment in the sky. The concept was pretty simple—take something that is not normally found on the rich side of town and put it there. [More]

Need Help Keeping a New Years Resolution? Your Self Storage Facility Can Help!

by John Stevens December 27, 2013 11:34 PM
As the end of 2013 comes near people are going to start reflecting. What did they do right in the last year? What did they do wrong? What can they do better? Those reflections often culminate in resolutions to do better in the coming year. Little do people know, but their local self storage facility can help people make some of the toughest a reality. [More]

Trying Giving Dad a Little Space—Self Storage Space--for Father’s Day

by Winnie Hsiu June 15, 2013 12:22 AM
He is the guy that protects you from what goes bump in the night, dresses up for high tea with your dolls, and takes you to your first football game. He teaches you how to throw a baseball, attends every dance recital, and knows all the words to the Mickey Mouse theme song. He is the man of the house and we celebrate him on a day set aside just for him once a year. [More]

The More Self Storage Aggregators Can Do the Better

by Holly Robinson April 29, 2013 5:30 PM
Compartmentalizing jobs has its place. Some tasks can be so large that it is better to break the larger task down into smaller ones and to have people responsible for only their small piece. However, at the same time there is something to be said for letting someone take on whatever they feel like they can handle—you never know how much they can accomplish. [More]

You Have to Know Who You Are Talking to in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens April 25, 2013 5:41 PM
Opening a business—self storage or otherwise-- is not the hard part. The hard part is getting your facility occupied. That’s what advertising and marketing is for, right? Yes, but if it is not done in the right fashion then it is essentially worthless. You have to target the right audience(s). [More]

Awards are More than Accolades in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez April 24, 2013 7:27 PM
Everyone likes to be recognized for doing something well; and even more so when they are considered the best at what they do. The feeling of success that comes with the accolades helps make all the hard work worthwhile. When it comes to the self storage industry (and other businesses) accolades are more than just a pat on the back. [More]

Self Storage Facility to Look Like No Other

by Kim Kilpatrick April 19, 2013 9:04 PM
Henry David Thoreau once said that the world is but a canvas to our imagination. What he is referring to is the ability for people to do whatever they want to do in life; that if they can imagine it they can do it. One self storage company recently had a vision of something they wanted to do. Through a little creative use of their (and other’s) imagination they got it done. [More]

Summer of Sequels Starts in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick April 17, 2013 9:13 PM
People like remakes, reboots, and updated editions of things besides movies as well pretty much because in one way, shape, or form they are expected to be better. Such is the case with the new edition—the sequel or reboot if you will—of [More]
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