PRWeb Newswire, January 6, 2014, New York, NY—Gotham Mini Storage, one of Manhattan’s newest storage facilities, has been named the 2013 Facility of the Year Conversion Winner by Mini-Storage Messenger Magazine, a trade publication for self-storage owners.
“This is such an honor for us, as we’re the first new storage development to open in Manhattan in 10 years,” says Steve Schwartz, co-owner of Gotham Mini Storage. “New York is not an easy market to break in to and this recognition is a wonderful affirmation for us.”
Co-owners Jack Guttman and Schwartz transformed part of a DHL service building into a 140,000-square-foot state-of-the-art mini-storage location, complete with amenities like fully climate-controlled units, free Wi-Fi access, use of a free move-in van and a coffee bar and lounge with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.
Units available range from 4’x4’ lockers to 80’x20’ extra-large rooms—meaning there is a perfect size for everyone with storage needs, especially in a city where space is at such a premium.
“The average client using Gotham’s units for personal reasons don’t need a huge unit—they just need a little extra space,” says Schwartz, who, as co-owner of Broadway Storage with Guttman, oversees 40 other storage facilities. “What they’re looking for is simply an extension of their existing closet, a place to keep winter or summer clothes, that oversized item they can’t part with—things like that.”
With amenities like a coffee bar, lounge and free shuttle service that are not often found in a storage facility—and one that is located in Midtown Manhattan—Schwartz says that everyone who uses Gotham Mini Storage isn’t just storing off-season clothing and grandma’s hand-me-downs.
“Many of our clients run businesses from the facility, taking full advantage of our lounge and free Wi-Fi, which they have full access to as customers,” Schwartz says. “Of course, clients also use storage to keep important business-related information while moving offices or while in transition.”