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Westy Self Storage Helps Swim Across America Fight Against Cancer

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com For the seventh year in a row, Westy Self Storage in Stamford, Conn., is making a splash with Swim Across America (SAA). SAA volunteers and swimmers in Southwest Connecticut continue to lead the fundraising charge for cancer research, prevention, and treatment with ...
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U-Haul Offers Free Self Storage to Flood Victims in Lawton, OK

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com U-Haul is offering a helping hand to flood victims in Lawton, Okla. After heavy rains caused flooding that damaged homes and even required water rescues, the company is offering 30 days of free self storage and U-Box container usage to those who ...
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STORBOX Self Storage in Pasadena Is Nearly 100% Self-Sufficent

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com When it comes to electricity, STORBOX Self Storage and The Wine Grotto in Pasadena, Calif., are almost completely self-sufficient. The Pasadena Star-News reports that Brett Barnard, owner of the adjoined businesses, had 744 solar panels installed on the building's roof, making it ...
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Lincolnwood, IL Bans Self Storage Development for a Year

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com The self storage market isn’t getting much of a welcome in Northern Illinois. The Chicago Tribune reports that Lincolnwood lawmakers announced a yearlong ban of any new self storage development in the municipality’s commercial zoning districts. This comes after a proposal to ...
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William Warren Group Brings Four Self Storage Developments to Denver

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com William Warren Group Inc. (WWG), a self storage development, acquisition, and management company based in Santa Monica, Calif., is making big moves in Denver, Colo. The Colorado Real Estate Journal reports that WWG has two developments under construction in the city and ...
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Compass Self Storage Hits Milestone with 70 Facilities

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com Compass Self Storage, part of Amsdell Companies, is celebrating a new landmark. The company recently acquired a storage facility at 6307 Licking Pike in Cold Spring, Ky. This marks Compass Self Storage’s 70th facility in its portfolio across the U.S. Located at AA ...
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Metro Self Storage Builds New Facility in Brooklyn

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com As crowded as it is in New York City, it's no easy feat to build a brand new self storage facility. But Metro Self Storage recently announced that it's done exactly that. The state-of-the-art storage development in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of ...
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StorSmart Offers Free Moving and Storage for Domestic Violence Victims

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com There's new relief for domestic violence victims in Berrien County, Mich., StorSmart Self Storage has recently teamed up with the county’s Safe Shelter for Domestic Violence to offer free services for victims of domestic violence. Gil Logan, owner of four StorSmart locations in ...
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On-Site Manager Foils Self Storage Burglary

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com A self storage owner in Spring Township, Pa. has learned the true value of having an on-site manager, especially in the middle of the night. WFMZ-TV reports that two men are behind bars after allegedly burglarizing dozens of units at Stor4You Self Storage. The manager, ...
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U-Haul Self Storage Facility Uncovers Historic Ceiling Art

A U-Haul self storage facility in St. Louis, Mo., has quickly become a popular destination for the area’s art community. U-Haul Moving & Storage at Kingshighway reintroduced renowned sculptor Isamu Noguchi’s illuminated ceiling in the lobby of the building, a famed piece of modern art ...
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Top Self Storage Software Companies to Watch Through 2020

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com Technavio, a leading global technology research and advisory company, has its eye on software innovators in the self storage industry. The company recently released its list of the top five leading software vendors in the storage market between now and the year ...
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Preventing Crimes on Self Storage Properties

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com May 2016 has been a challenging month for several self storage operators across the country dealing with crime at their facilities. These aren’t the usual burglaries and break-ins either. In Evans, Colo., a man believed to be living in a self storage unit ...
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Houston-Based NewQuest Properties Joins Self Storage Industry

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com After working as a full-service commercial real estate company for the last 15 years, Houston-based NewQuest Properties is turning its attention now to the self storage industry. The company is launching a self storage development group to join the fast-growing industry. Its ...
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Theatre Company Out of London Brings Self Storage Stories to Life

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com For many people, self storage is a safe place to store belongings of emotional or nostalgic value while going through a difficult life transition. Dante or Die, a theatre company out of London that specializes in site-sensitive productions, is bringing these stories to life with its newest ...
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Michigan Passes Self Storage Tenant Insurance Bill

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com Michigan has become the 22nd state to allow point-of-sale self storage tenant insurance. Self storage operators in the state are celebrating after Governor Rick Snyder recently signed House Bill 4636 into law. This means self storage operators no longer need a license to ...
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