Safeguard Self Storage Kicks off Expansion Plans

Posted by MiniCo on Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Safeguard Self Storage Kicks off Expansion Plans

Safeguard Self Storage initiates expansion in the Chicago self-storage market with the purchase of land for its newest location in a very densely populated area of Chicago, Illinois. Safeguard closed on the purchase on December 20, 2013 to develop its 67th store nationwide and will be just a few miles north of its Wabash Avenue store in Chicago. The 51,775 square foot self-storage facility will offer this Chicago neighborhood 717 storage units in a variety of sizes, with modern security features and many amenities. See photos below of the land showing its location just north of the downtown area of Chicago and a rendering of the planned best-in-class self-storage facility. Safeguard currently has ten stores in the Chicago market already and has yet another piece of land presently under contract and expected to close in January 2014 in addition to this West Rogers Park location. That purchase, when completed next month, will bring to 12 the total number of stores the company intends to operate in Chicago. As is typical of Safeguard’s 63 open stores nationwide, the West Rogers Park self-storage facility will be designed with security, convenience and customer service in mind. Amenities at this location will include: heated and air conditioned space, a convenient drive-up loading area, computer-controlled access to the building and digitalvideo recording of the property. “The West Rogers Park store, like all of our Chicago facilities, will be designed to provide an exceptional customer experience. This new facility will complement our product offering in Illinois and demonstrates our commitment to, and confidence in, this burgeoning market. The design of the façade of this store has been modified and upgraded to fit in with the neighborhood the company is joining. As many already know, we have another piece of land under contract at this time just south of the West Rogers Park property on which we expect to build an even larger store next year. Today’s purchase of land at California Street, just north of downtown Chicago, and the purchase next month of the “Uptown” land, on North Sheridan Road are both expected to have stores opening in 2015.” said Jim Goonan, Senior Vice President of Development.

About Safeguard Self Storage

Safeguard has been providing storage solutions since 1989, with the goal of delivering unexpected quality and service at every level. With these founding principles, Safeguard has grown to more than 65 locations and is one of the premiere self storage companies in the United States. High-quality, modern, well-designed buildings with plentiful customer amenities—that’s standard stuff at Safeguard. But, superior facilities alone don’t make customers completely satisfied. That’s why personal, friendly customer service has been—and continues to be—a hallmark of the company. This commitment to unmatched service distinguishes Safeguard from other storage companies.

Safeguard opened its first facility in New Orleans in 1989. Since then, the company has grown to include additional developments in Louisiana, as well as Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Through various acquisition and development strategies, Safeguard now operates in six states, offering more than 3.3 million square feet of storage space.

Originally headquartered in New Orleans, Safeguard relocated its corporate offices to Atlanta in 2006, following the devastation associated with Hurricane Katrina. During this transition, Safeguard maintained its steadfast commitment to customers and employees, demonstrating the spirit of excellence that defines all that we do.  For more information, please visit: