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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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Personal Gyms: The Next Big Trend for Self Storage Units?

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com Across the U.S., self storage operators are allowing tenants to bring exercise equipment into their storage units to set up gyms. Why would someone want to work out in a storage unit? For some, it's a matter of creating a personal gym ...
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California Self Storage Facility Grabs Attention with Motorsports Theme

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com One self storage operator in Tustin, Calif., has caught the attention of potential renters with a motorsports-themed facility. Before entering the self storage industry, Randy Scott Wong was a criminal prosecutor, stock broker, director of a nonprofit, professional photographer, and professional motorcycle ...
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Power Ranch Neighborhood in Gilbert, AZ Needs More Self Storage

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com Just a 30-minute drive southeast of Phoenix, the population of Gilbert, Ariz., is snowballing. In fact, it's been snowballing for decades. According to Gilbert's website, the city was home to 5,717 people in 1980. By 2015, the population had risen to an estimated 242,955. Realtor.com ...
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Midwest Housing Shortage Could Be an Opportunity for Self Storage

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com The Midwest has become a seller’s market for real estate, according to a Bloomberg report released in early April. In fact, the region is suffering from major housing shortages, particularly in cities like Omaha, Neb., and Minneapolis, Minn., where population growth is rising due ...
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