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Self-Storage Operator Bee Safe Opens New Facility in Simpsonville, SC


The Carroll Cos., which operates five self-storage facilities in the Carolinas, has opened a new Bee Safe Storage and Wine Cellar in Simpsonville, S.C. The company will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 1 at 4 p.m., according to a press release.

The property at 306 Harrison Bridge Road features a brick façade, large windows, video cameras, a covered loading area, and climate- and humidity-controlled units. The wine cellar contains a generator back-up and redundant-cooling system. Customer amenities include package acceptance, free use of the facility’s moving truck, and a retail store that sells moving and packing supplies.

Carroll has several self-storage facilities under development in the Carolinas, but recently announced it was scaling back due to oversupply in some markets. The pivot includes pulling the plug on a 4-acre project at the corner of Tarrant Road and Wendover Avenue in Greensboro, N.C. The company will continue to move forward on five projects planned for the Triad area of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, N.C.

Earlier this year, the operator announced it plans to create a property-management firm to handle the day-to-day operation of its growing self-storage business. The sites are currently managed by CubeSmart, a self-storage real estate investment trust and management company.

Based in Greensboro, Carroll Cos. is a real estate development firm founded by Roy E. Carroll II more than 30 years ago. The developer has built or has under construction more than 15,000 apartment homes with an asset value of more than $1.4 billion, according to its website. The company has more than $500 million invested in development projects in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Texas.


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