Union Boulevard Storage LLC intends to convert a former soda-bottling plant to self-storage in Allentown, Pa. The Canada-based company acquired three parcels from A-Treat Bottling Co. for $1.4 million. The purchase includes two buildings at 2001 Union Blvd. and a vacant, residential lot at 1003 Tacoma St. A 58,680-square-foot structure will be converted to self-storage, according to the source.
The developer plans to add a new roof to the building in addition to reconstructing the interior space. Several large tanks have already been removed from the site. No completion date has been set, the source reported.
The families who operated the soda business had owned the parcels since 1932. A-Treat closed briefly in 2015 but was restarted when Orefield, Pa.-based entrepreneur David Jaindl acquired the company, its formulas and intellectual property.
Union Boulevard Storage LLC is based in Calgary, Alberta, the source reported.
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