A new upscale self-storage facility and accompanying wine self-storage facility will open in Bellevue, Wash., in June. The Gilroy family will open the $4.5 million, 120,000-square-foot Stor-House Self Storage facility in conjunction with the 8,000-square-foot Wine Storage Bellevue facility, which can accommodate up to 19,000 cases of wine in individual, all-steel storage lockers that range in size from 10 to 200 cases. The site is at 1614 118th Ave SE.
This is the third storage facility owned and operated by father and son entrepreneurs Dick and Patrick Gilroy, along with a third family partner, Dick's wife, Loraine Gilroy. They expect Wine Storage Bellevue to be an additional revenue stream for their storage business that will add significantly to the projected gross revenue stream.
Dick is also a co-owner of Northward Construction. Loraine is the owner of LG Interiors Inc., which partnered with Moore Design Associates and Peter Schroeder Architects to design Wine Storage Bellevue.
The wine-storage facility includes a 1,000-square-foot wine-resource center characterized by old world Tuscan charm: ornate stonework, leather furnishings, hand-carved doors and a dual-sided fireplace. According to the Gilroys, it’s the idea setting for hosting wine-club meetings and small, private tasting events. It includes a computer with cellar-tracking software and Internet access. The wine-storage units are secure and temperature- and humidity-controlled.