Entrepreneurs Steve Bartone and Jarrod Dixon are developing a 100-unit self-storage facility on 2.5 acres in Ashtabula, Ohio. The Storage Doctors at 3203 Fargo Extension will consist of three structures comprising 9,400 square feet. About 30 units are ready to rent, according to the source.
The facility features beige buildings with lime-green metal doors as well as screen doors. Once complete, it’ll include perimeter fencing and security cameras.
The site, which once housed a truck-bed restoration business, is at the northernmost point of town. It’s near Route 11 and a Lowe’s home-improvement store.
Bartone and Dixon both own local businesses and see the self-storage venture as a way to continue to invest in the community. Bartone owns a Car Nation car dealership. He chooses to invest in Ashtabula because he loves it there, he told the source. Dixon owns Copyworld, a local printing business, and is a realtor at Harbor Realty.
“I’ve been a lot of places, and it’s just as beautiful [here], especially in the summer,” Barton told the source. “I wish more people would take pride in the area and move back home.”
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