Update 6/5/18 – Citadel Self Storage, now open for business, is celebrating its grand opening on June 28. A community event will feature wine-tasting with Scott Harper, co-owner of the Bristol Bar & Grille and Cuvée Wine Table. Harper designed Citadel’s wine-storage area, according to the source.
“The self-storage industry has taken off, and we are so excited to bring our concept to Louisville,” said Schubert., who recently opened similar properties in Cincinnati and Nashville, Tenn. “This unique and interesting facility takes the trend to a new level.”
5/10/17 – Citadel Storage Partners held a ground-breaking ceremony today for its storage facility in St. Matthews, Ky. The 11 a.m. event included city officials, members of the chamber of commerce and representatives from Greater Louisville Inc., an organization that promotes business growth in Louisville, Ky., and surrounding areas, according to the source.
Designed by Louisville-based Potter & Associates Architects PLLC, the facility will feature wine storage, a covered loading/unloading area, and individual door alarms. The contractor is JM Williams Contractors of Marietta, Ga.
“The self-storage industry has taken off, and we wanted to be the first to design a unique and interesting facility that takes the trend to a new level in the region,” said Allen Schubert, the developer. “We are thrilled to locate the facility in the St. Matthews area and thank the city of St. Matthews, the city of Louisville and Greater Louisville Inc. for helping us make this project a reality.”
Construction on another Citadel facility is underway in Nashville, Tenn., the source reported. It’s expected to open in late 2017. Schubert said he’s seeking additional sites to expand the brand.
3/27/17 – Self-storage developer Citadel Storage Partners I LP, a Delaware limited partnership, has received approval to begin construction on a three-story facility in St. Matthews, Ky., a suburb of Louisville. Company affiliate Dupont Self Storage LLC acquired the 2.5-acre site at 1403 Browns Lane for $1.35 million. The developer plans to build a 145,000-square-foot structure containing 900 storage units, with completion expected by March 2018, according to the source.
The site was previously home to a church, elementary school and daycare center. The seller was Fruitful Ministries Global Inc. Citadel has permission to remove the existing buildings, and the property has been rezoned from residential to commercial use, the source reported.
Construction on the facility is expected to cost about $10 million, project manager Dan Kunau told the source. The developer chose the property near DuPont Square and Norton Suburban Hospital due to its visibility and proximity to Interstates 64 and 264, according to the source.
Founded in 2015, Citadel Storage Partners I is based in Louisville.
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