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Heard on the Street: New self-storage operation to open Monday

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A new self-storage operation in northeast Rochester expects to open on Monday and a second site is under construction on the southwest side of the city.

All Around Self Storagewill have 81 of its 180 storage units ready for customers at 1770 75th St. N.E. by Monday, said Tammy Schoeppner.

The new business is owned by Schoeppner Inc., a Rochester general contractor. All Around Self Storage is located behind Schoeppner's offices and its staff will deal with customers.

"There's a huge need for it (storage)," she said. "We had land in the back that we had no use for, so we decided to do this."

The Schoeppners are also in the early stages of building Southwest Storage, a 200-unit location at 5253 Commercial Drive S.W. It also will offer outside storage for large things like RVs and boats.

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Southwest Storageis located at the end of a dead-end frontage road along U.S. 52 South. It can be accessed from 48th Street Southwest. An empty paved lot stands at the corner of 48th and Commercial Drive. The under construction storage business is near where a development that included 42,000-square-foot entertainment complex was proposed in 2007. That project never came to fruition.

Tammy Schoeppner says the southwest area is growing and storage is needed in that part of the city.

"We thought it was a good fit," she said.

Southwest Storage should be ready for customers by September, Schoeppner said. The company expects to add a couple employees to staff that location. — Jeff Kiger

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