Brothers David and Tom Kern of Richmond, Va., have renovated a 60-year-old, 77,000-square-foot building on Chamberlayne Avenue into 500-unit self-storage facility that also offers incubator office space. AAAA Chamberlayne Storage, which opened two weeks ago, includes a business center with computers, gourmet coffee, a conference room and Wi-Fi. The facility also features piped-in music, carpeted hallways, and five covered loading docks.
An office, including optional storage space for merchandise, runs about $400 per month. If the concept works, the Kern brothers plan to add more offices and storage units.
Source: Richmond Times Dispatch, BIZ BUZZ: Brothers combine office and storage spaces