California-based Dealpoint Merrill has decided to convert the former Scott's Food Store into a self-storage
August 8, 2013- Scott's Food Store is located in Stellhorn Village shopping center at 4522. It will be converted into self-storage units and commercial space. Converting the existing big stores in to storage facilities has become popular as it saves a developer's cost.
Fort Wayne Storage plans to open its Downtown Storage location in the former Scott's at State Boulevard and Spy Run later this month.
"I'm a restoration architect, and we're stuck with what to do with a lot of (empty) 'big boxes,' " said Mike Gaertner, who is designing the project for Dealpoint.
The company is planning for several more self-storage projects. It has worked on two similar conversions in the past. The self-storage will have climate-controlled units and storage space for as many as 10 neighborhood-style businesses.