The site of a former amusement park in Salem., Ore., is being converted into a self-storage facility.
The self-storage development received building inspection permits from Marion County in July, and construction on one building has commenced.
Thrill-Ville USA on Enchanted Way S.E. is adjacent to another amusement park, Enchanted Forest. Still in operation, the amusement park is separated from the Thrill-Ville land by a stand of trees. One of the owners of Enchanted Forest said the new facility will likely not have any impact on her business.
The Vettrus brothers opened Thrill-Ville USA in the 1970s. Before its closure in 2008, the park included more than 20 rides. Enchanted Forest has been in operation for 40 years.
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