Moving and self-storage provider Men on the Move is nearing completion on a $3 million conversion of a former factory at 88 Hazel St. in Glen Head, N.Y., a small town on Long Island.
The renovations, done by Racanelli Construction Co. of Melville, N.Y., resulted in the addition of a second floor, which brought the building's square footage to 89,000. The new 800-unit self-storage facility will be completely climate-controlled, featuring video monitoring and 24-hour access. The rentals range from 4-foot-high lockers to 300-square-foot spaces with formal loading docks.
The factory had been the production headquarters of Photocircuits, a supplier of circuit boards between 1951 and 2007. It was one of the town's cornerstone companies.
"The building was in ruins," John Beyer, owner of Men on the Move, told the source. Beyer added that the former factory's disrepair was visible from a nearby highway. He said Building Department Director Richard Summa and Mayor Ralph Suozzi were motivated to help get the building fixed up and were very helpful in working with him to get through the permitting process.
Men on the Move is based in Floral Park, N.Y., and also has facilities in the Long Island cities of Islandia and Huntington.
An image gallery of the building can be viewed at glencove.patch.com/articles/new-storage-facility-transforms-defunct-factory#photo-9548031.