Dan Wilson, owner of Xenia Self Storage in Xenia, Ohio, has opened a business center with 40 offices about half a mile from the storage facility. Wilson created Xenia Business Center by converting a vacant building at 2380 Bellbrook Ave. into office space ranging from 81 to 912 square feet. The center also includes a large conference room.
Wilson is hopeful the center will attract small businesses including those in retail, education and medical. “[I want to] create jobs,” he said. “It seemed to fit our business model. Small business is an area that we can grow quicker. Small business is integral to [economic] growth. The economy is picking up.”
Individual offices and groups of offices can be customized to make spaces fit interested businesses’ needs, according to Gale Hutchinson, who is handling business development for Wilson.
The converted building was previously used as medical offices, a school and even a skating rink, according to the source. The center has multiple entrances and features a repaved parking lot in addition to other renovations. The conference room is available for rent by the general public as well as building tenants.
Wilson also owns Centerville Self Storage in Centerville, Ohio.