The Lock Up Self Storage, which operates 45 sites in eight states, has opened its largest facility nationwide, located in Lakeview, Ill. The property at 3705 N. Lincoln Ave. previously housed a factory. The Lock Up converted the existing structure and added a four-story structure to the parcel. The two buildings total 112,700 square feet of storage space in 1,400 climate-controlled units, according to a press release.
The facility includes electronic gate access, two drive-in loading bays, carpeted interior hallways and units, elevators, video cameras, and motion-sensor lighting. Customer amenities include free use of the company moving truck for new rentals, a free lock, online billpay and reservations, and access to the company’s mobile app. The office has a retail store that sells moving and packing supplies, and staff will accept deliveries on behalf of customers.
“In order to best serve the storage needs of the bustling neighborhoods of North Center, Roscoe Village and the many pockets of Lake View, we knew our clients would need a lot of options,” said Andrea Carnes, vice president of operations.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony, held on April 19, included property tours and refreshments. Members of the community and the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce were in attendance, the release stated.
Founded in 1976, Lock Up owns and manages more than 3 million square feet of storage space in Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York.