Delaware Beach Storage Center LLC recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new self-storage facility in Lewes, Del., which was attended by facility owners Blair and Timarie Thompson as well as community leaders and politicians. The three-story building at 32244 Nassau Road will comprise 106,000 rentable square feet in 675 units and offer gated storage for boats and RVs. Construction is expected to take 11 months, with opening targeted for next spring, according to the source.
“We have been studying the self-storage industry for several years. Our research showed the need for heated and cooled storage units, and we aimed to meet the demand with an innovative, convenient product,” Blair Thompson said in a press release.
The facility will offer a 2016 moving truck, modern security features and moving carts. Additional amenities include complimentary coffee, water and WiFi. “Every detail of the project is being planned around the lives of our customers to give them an easy and convenient storage solution,” Blair Thompson continued. “We believe the easier the storage experience is for the clients, the happier they will be.”
The project was praised for its design and impact to the local economy by state Sen. Ernie Lopez. “With the growth in Sussex County, I am excited to see these entrepreneurs building such a modern facility to accommodate our community’s needs,” he said. “I support local small business and look forward to the boost this venture will bring to the local coastal economy.”
The project is being financed through Fulton Bank N.A. “Many local organizations, financial institutions and government leaders played a role in making this project happen,” Timarie Thompson said. “We look forward to building relationships with our customers, local organizations and businesses.”