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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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10/09/2006

Two wrongs ...

... don't make a right, right? Self-storage has played the underdog in the saga of eminent domain, but I recently read an article regarding a storage developer who's trying to bully a nursery out of its real estate. The property owner, Southern California Edison, wants Persson's Nursery of Pasadena, Calif., to relocate to a site across the street so it can re-lease the land for self-storage; but ...
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10/05/2006

Reading really IS FUNdamental!

You remember this public-service slogan from many years ago? Heck, I don't know—maybe they're still using it. It came to mind while I was dreaming up a catchy way to promote the latest addition to our list of free resources: the new ISS E-Book Series. This month, to complement the print edition of Inside Self-Storage magazine, we have made available for download an e-book titled "Explore Your ...
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10/02/2006

Construction Webinar Added!

It's official: We've added a construction topic to the ISS Editorial Webinar Series. The free event, presented and sponsored by Trachte Building Systems, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 24th, at 11:30 a.m. ET. Since the spring, Inside Self-Storage has been hosting a monthly webinar series titled "Legal Learning With Jeffrey Greenberger." This free resource is open to everyone, and focuses on a ...
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09/28/2006

Don't Mess With New York

You don't want to mess with New Yorkers, man. You just don't. Guess Public Storage learned that the hard way. Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported on the hand-slapping Public Storage received in response to its latest NYC subway posters, which were purportedly offensive to city residents. The company had created a train-side ad that read, "Finally a good reason to leave Manhattan," and ...
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09/26/2006

It's the police! Open up!

If you subscribe to the Google or Yahoo! news services, you will have seen the release from earlier this week regarding a significant ruling in Lenexa, Kan. After recent approval by the City Council, the town now requires its storage facilities to maintain a register of people who rent its units for use by the local police department. It is hoped the list will assist officials in halting common ...
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09/22/2006

Condoministoriums

How would you feel about people buying rather than renting their storage units? Would you get out of the mini-storage game and sell real estate for a living? You'd better give it some thought, because the time is nigh.Not too long ago, ISS ran a press release about RoboVault, a high-security storage facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where tenants can rent standard units or purchase vaults ...
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09/19/2006

Avast! Assurances From 'Dear Abbey'

I got a chuckle out of this one. On Friday, I read a Paramus (N.J.) Post article (an advice column really) in which an engaged widow wanted to know what she should think about her betrothed now that she's discovered he has two storage units full of stuff he won't toss. "He's really nice and normal in most other ways," she said. The woman seemed to feel the use of self-storage indicates some ...
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