The Lock Up Self Storage opened its newest Florida location on Nov. 1 in Bonita Springs, the company’s sixth in the market. The four-story building at 27661 Tamiami Trail is just north of Bonita Beach Road. It encompasses 73,000 square feet and more than 600 climate-controlled interior and drive-up units. It also has carpeted units and hallways, and a separate building for vehicle storage.
“We built this facility from the ground up, keeping in mind the needs of the Floridian tenant,” says Andrea Carnes, vice president of operations. “Because Florida weather can be somewhat unpredictable, we have a covered loading area for tenants so they’re protected while moving in.”
The facility’s proximity to the Imperial River and a public boat launch led the self-storage operator to design units with 10-foot-high ceilings for the storage of fishing gear, canoes, kayaks and paddles. In addition, The Lock Up accepts deliveries on behalf of its tenants, provides use of its rental truck for move-ins, and offers 24-hour video surveillance.
To celebrate its opening, new tenants will receive their second month free, and online bookings receive 25 percent off the rental rate.
Meridian Design Build, a full-service construction company based in Deerfield, Ill., served as the general contractor. The company specializes in coordinating the design and construction of manufacturing, distribution, office, commercial, hotel and residential facilities.
Based in Chicago, The Lock Up currently operates 13 self-storage facilities in Illinois and has 29 locations in eight states comprising more than 1.6 million square feet.