Down Economy Has Positive Benefits for Quincy Self-Storage Owners

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The owners of Granite City Self Storage in Quincy, Mass., say the economic downturn has helped their business improve, even prompting them to expand one of their facilities. Don McNally and his wife, Paula, who own three local self-storage sites, said a downturn like this creates the need for more storage space.
 
The McNallys, who founded their company in 1983, survived the recession of the 1980s. They said now is a good time to expand because other businesses are struggling. They’ve added a 30,000-square-foot building to the facility at 95 Old Colony Ave., where there was already a 35,000-square-foot building. The two are connected by a glass walkway.
 
Granite City Self Storage has three full-time and five part-time workers. The operation averages 80 percent occupancy, the McNallys said.
 
Source: The Patriot Ledger, Quincy storage company booms with recession

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