Compass Self Storage, a member of the Amsdell family of companies, has extended the offer of free storage and packing supplies to LeBron James in the event the National Basketball Association player and free agent decides to sign on with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Ohio.
The self-storage operator is opening a new facility at 1549 Superior Ave. in downtown Cleveland next month. The conversion of three existing buildings will encompass a 60,000-square-foot, 700-unit property operated by Compass Self Storage LLC. It is the first storage project the company has completed in the city where it is headquartered.
“We believe in the future of Cleveland, as evidenced with the investment in our newest project on Superior Avenue. We would welcome LeBron’s return to the city with open arms and would be happy to assist in making the move easier for him,” said Todd Amsdell, company president.
James grew up in Akron, Ohio, and was selected with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers. He left the team in 2010 to play for the Miami Heat, then opted out of his contract this year to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Headquartered in Cleveland, the Amsdell Cos. draws its roots from the family-owned construction company founded in 1928. The company, which owns and operates self-storage properties in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, has since been active in several billions of dollars worth of real estate ventures with a primary focus in self-storage.