Self-storage units are generally meant for … well, storing things. However, some imaginative folks see possibilities for the space beyond packing it with boxes and furniture. One such customer type is musicians, who see an empty unit as a great place for a jam session. While some facility operators are open to this use, capitalizing on a unique tenant base, others see potential problems.
In a recent thread on Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community, members are weighing the pros and cons of renting units for music practice. They discuss the noise factor, revenue potential, the effect on other tenants, and whether it’s OK to allow one type of customer to “hang around” while others are encouraged to get in and out quickly. Would you rent to a musician or band? Join this conversation and share your opinion.