• OpenTech Partners with C&A Solutions
    OpenTech Alliance Inc., maker of the INSOMNIAC self-storage kiosk, formalized a partnership with C&A Solutions LLC, which provides credit card and check processing. ...More
    July 14, 2006 Posted in News, Technology
  • Less than a week to go!
    I'm telling ya, I'm sooooo looking forward to next week's Inside Self-Storage Expo in Reno. After all of our planning, hard work and pre-show communication, now the fun begins.The show starts off with a swing on Tuesday, July 18: the ISS Golf Classic, sponsored by DBCi. (By ...More
    July 12, 2006 Dawn Carter Posted in Blog
  • Real Estate
    If you have a sale, grand opening, groundbreaking or other real estate transaction you would like listed here, e-mail storagenews@vpico.com. Argus Self Storage Sales Network broker affiliate Larry Goldman represented the seller of AAA Moore’s Mini Storage of Mount Vernon, ...More
    July 12, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Just one more week in the Phoenix heat...
    One week from today will find me on a plane headed for the Inside Self-Storage Expo in Reno, and it just doesn't seem possible. Once summer hits us in Phoenix (oh, sometime around February), it becomes difficult to decipher between days and months. They meld together like ...More
    July 11, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • Sorry, New Jerseyans
    Saturday's a big day for New Jersey businesses. Whether they like it or not, July 15th marks the start date of a statewide sales-tax increase from 6 percent to 7 percent. And that's not all. Storage operators get theirs on October 1, when the new tax will be levied on a ...More
    July 11, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog
  • News Around the World
    Armadillo Self Storage Expands in U.K. Edinburgh, Scotland-based Armadillo Self-Storage struck a deal in April worth nearly £2 million to buy Dundee, Scotland-based Asterix Storage, The Edinburgh Evening News reports. Armadillo, run by entrepreneur Alister Jack, made the ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Sentinel Systems Corp.
    Sentinel Systems Corp. was a pioneer in the early years of self-storage. Founded in 1975 by Buzz Victor as Mini Storage Alarm, the company developed the industry’s first security and access control, and has been providing cutting-edge security solutions and property ...More
    July 10, 2006 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Storage Speak
    By now you know we’re heading to Reno-Tahoe for the next Inside Self-Storage Expo on July 19-22. What you may not realize, however, is this isn’t a new offering. It isn’t a “summer expo added to the already stellar lineup of ISS trade events.” No. It’s our fall show turned ...More
    July 10, 2006 Teri Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Surprising Submarket
    San Francisco is beautiful in the spring. When the rain holds, the weather is clear and crisp, the foliage green and lovely. It’s amazing to think the whole city was built after 1906, when the earthquake and fires whipped out the old San Francisco. Self-storage is just one ...More
    July 10, 2006 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Is Your Retail Space Worn Out?
    It was raining when I discovered the hole in my shoe. If it weren’t for the dampness, I might not have noticed it. At the office, people said, “I thought you knew, so I didn’t say anything.” The next day, the shoe-repair man asked why I hadn’t come in sooner. So, what does ...More
    July 10, 2006 Roy Katz Posted in Articles