A building that housed the original Herman’s Inc. custom-apparel business has been converted and re-opened as a StorageHub self-storage facility in Rock Island, Ill. Owned by the Segal Family, the property at 2820 Blackhawk Road is the first climate-controlled storage operation in the city, according to the source. It comprises 40,000 square feet of rentable space in 230 units. It includes a loading/unloading bay, electronic access, video cameras, a retail office that sells moving and packing supplies, and an energy-efficient heating/cooling system.
Launched in 1946 by Herman Segal, Herman’s had operated out of the structure since was built in 1953, but the building was closed last year. "This is an excellent location and an outstanding opportunity for the Herman's Inc. family to develop a new business that continues to serve the local community,” said Scott Stroud, Segal’s grandson and planning and operations director for StorageHub. “Instead of leaving the building, we decided to make it an asset.”
The family plans to expand the StorageHub brand throughout the Quad Cities, which includes Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa; and East Moline, Moline and Rock Island, Ill., the source reported.
Herman's began in 1946 as a provider of hosiery and underwear. It eventually distributed and produced embellishments and other promotional items, and later became a global distributor and manufacturer of corporate apparel and collegiate-licensed goods, according to Stroud.