US Storage Centers, which owns, operates or manages more than 75 self-storage facilities in 10 states, has opened a flagship facility in Alhambra, Calif. The property at 2500 W. Hellman Ave. encompasses 86,996 square feet of storage space and 876 units. Security features include cylinder locks, individually alarmed units and 24-hour video recording. Tenants must enter a unique PIN to enter the storage property and to move between floors via the elevators, according to a company press release.
The building’s exterior is highlighted by panes of glass, sandstone, colored bricks and red accents. It also has a large parking lot. The retail office sells moving and packing supplies such as boxes, packing tape, mattress covers, bubble wrap, disc locks and brass padlocks. The property manager is Cleo J, who has worked in the self-storage industry for more than 16 years, according to the facility website.
“We really designed this facility from our customer’s point of view, everything from the design of the building down to the unit locks,” said Charles Byerly, president and CEO. “We wanted the design to also aesthetically add value to the neighborhood. We’re very pleased with how it turned out, and we’re excited to be part of the community.”
The facility is near Interstate 10 and centrally located to the communities of Alhambra, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino and South Pasadena. It is also convenient to the East Los Angeles districts of El Sereno and Monterey Hills, according to the release.
The Alhambra facility is participating in efforts to raise money for Kure It Cancer Research. Established in 2007 by US Storage Centers Chairman Barry Hoeven, Kure It was founded with the purpose of raising money for innovative research directed at types of cancer that receive little or no funding for research. As of July, the charity has raised more than $2.7 million.
Founded in 1985, US Storage Centers operates self-storage facilities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. The company currently has more than 5 million rental square feet under management and employs more than 200 people.