LifeStorage, a ChicagoLand operator of self-storage facilities, has purchased a property at 333 W. Ohio Street in Chicago to convert into the company’s seventh self-storage location in the city. The other 11 sites are in Chicago suburbs.
Construction on the new location, a seven-story loft building, begins shortly, with an expected open date of March 1. Space plans will be available online in October 2011 for customers who wish to reserve space in advance.
Amenities to be included in the new site include conference space, WiFi, indoor loading, truck docks and Starbucks coffee brewed daily. In addition, the building will offer 30 covered parking spaces for rent, an amenity that is highly sought after in Chicago.
“This location is perfect to reach a wider area while still providing convenient access,” said co-owner Jean Jodoin. “It helps bridge the gap between our other Chicago-area locations, too. Our goal is not just industry-leading services and affordability, but also wide-spread availability.”
LifeStorage is always looking at opportunities to expand when and where it makes sense,” added Christoper Barry, co-owner, who founded LifeStorage with Jodoin in 2002. “We’re situated with a healthy market position, an excellent product, and are constantly searching for ways to bring our brand to new customers. Once the facility is renovated and repurposed, we feel area residents and business owners will really see the LifeStorage difference,” he said.