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New self-storage locations for LifeStorage in Chicagoland area
LifeStorage has announced acquisition of its 19th and 20th locations

September 5, 2012
- One of the new facilities was purchased from Metro Self Storage. The 19th storage facility is located at 601 W. Harrison Street in Chicago. The building was constructed in 1964 and later converted in to self-storage in 2006. It has 1,021 storage units among which 71% are preoccupied. This Chicago based facility has climate controlled units and heated drive-in loading bays with three storey drive through.

The Harrison Street facility has McCormick Place' the nation's largest convention center in its neighborhood. It will be managed by area manager Shalonda Siler and store manager Malia Motley. reports:
"There's an advantage to purchasing a facility that is pre-made, so to speak, and one that we only have to re-purpose to our needs" said Michelle Wight, LifeStorage director of operations. "Since this building was a self-storage facility, we already had a strong starting point."

20th LifeStorage facility is located at 16869 Kilbourne Ave. in Country Club Hills. The facility is situated on a 2.18-acre site; the property is in the Country Club Plaza. The building was constructed in 2007. The three storey building has 631 climate controlled units out of which 80% is preoccupied.

The self-storage is surrounded by popular stores like Walmart, GameStop and Radio Shack and food outlets like McDonald and Applebee's. Michelle Wight, LifeStorage director of operations, is very happy to acquire the new self-storage which is located in such great location.