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Self Storage Company Proves to be Rock Steady and Dependable

by John Stevens September 3, 2013 9:53 PM
There are certain characteristics that both people and businesses—self storage and otherwise—like to have. You may not hear a business say it wants to be funny, but that is often considered a desirable trait in people. Businesses like to be busy; people—not so much. While there are several, one characteristic that people and businesses want to be known for is their dependability. [More]

Self Storage Industry Comes through when it is Needed Most

by Holly Robinson November 7, 2012 8:37 PM
It would be nice if nothing bad every happened, but the reality of living in today’s world is that bad things do happen. Many of them are under our control and in the right circumstances can be avoided and/or mitigated. However, there are often many bad things that we can’t control. When those acts of God like Hurricane Sandy strike the damage that is often left in its wake can be devastating leaving many people in need of a little help in some way, shape, or form. [More]

Columbia University Wins Latest Round in Case Against Small Self Storage Firm

by Holly Robinson June 29, 2010 1:29 PM
Nicholas Sprayregan began his fight to save Tuck-It-Away Self Storage from annexation by New York’s Columbia University in 2004, but the battle may now be drawing to a close. Last week Columbia received a green light from New York’s highest court to go ahead with its eminent domain expansion, taking over private properties in a Harlem neighborhood that the government has designated as a blight on the city. Columbia’s team of lawyers had argued that because the West Harlem neighborhood was considered blighted, ruling in the university’s favor would mean upholding the precedent set in 2009, when the court approved the use of eminent domain in Brooklyn. In that case, attorneys argued that the rights of property owners did not outweigh the community’s right to improve the neighborhood by building the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project. [More]