torageMart, the world's largest privately-owned storage company with over 12 million square feet of self storage, recently purchased another storage location on Madison Avenue in Chicago, IL. The addition of this storage facility marks the third of the company's Chicago self storage locations, with another seven facilities spread among the Chicago metropolitan area.
StorageMart's new Madison Ave facility offers 462 units, opening up nearly 30,000 square feet of storage, and boasts a 5,300 square foot drive-in loading bay, which is large enough to accommodate 15 cars.
"We're bringing ‘easy, clean, service' to the West Side." said StorageMart President Cris Burnam. "We're confident that local residents will appreciate the level of professionalism and cleanliness that StorageMart will bring to the property," Burnam said.
The historic five-story building is among several reclaimed and renovated buildings within the StorageMart family. StorageMart is proud to repurpose and "upcycle" old buildings that might have otherwise been vacant or condemned – like an abandoned grocery store that now offers convenient storage in Overland Park, Kansas. Tim Burnam, vice president of development and construction at StorageMart said of the newest property in Chicago, "It's a beautiful building and we have plans to blend our interior renovations to complement this historic building, which was built in 1926."
StorageMart plans to restore and update the property. These plans include preservation of the historic tiles on the exterior of the building, upgrades to brighter and more efficient lighting, renovating the large loading bay to make it even more accessible, roofing repairs, and updates to the ventilation system. These improvements will make self storage more convenient and enjoyable for residents in the Austin, West Garfield Park and Oak Park neighborhoods.
Customers can access their storage units using unique PIN codes at the office and take advantage of the convenient 5,300 square foot loading bay, which has ample room for large moving trucks and vans. The barrel roof provides protection from the sweltering summer sun and the Windy City's infamous winters. Carts and dollies save time and effort at the five-story building.
StorageMart is the largest privately-owned, family operated storage company in the world with over 190 storage locations in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. Led by the Burnam family, which has been in the storage industry for three generations, every employee is dedicated to providing easy, clean and friendly service to each and every customer. StorageMart is also committed to giving back to the communities it serves. In 2015, the company donated over $167,000 to charities in addition to nearly $400,000 in free and discounted space to local charities throughout the many communities StorageMart calls home. For more information, visit the website at Storage-Mart.com.