Well today, we take great pride in announcing an unusual award that a business in the area received. LifeStorage of South Loop (State & 24th) has just been named 2010 Facility of the Year. Wow, now I know how a parent feels...I'm so proud.
Anyway, the article is a pretty funny read in our opinion. Here is a quick blurb:
The facility resides in a regentrifying area of Chicago's South Loop. Where drug dealers once ruled the streets, smaller businesses and shop owners have begun to open for business, attracting middle-class apartment dwellers -- many of whom need storage. With the help of architect David Wytmar of Groundwork, LTD, Barry and Jodoin created a plan that would honor the vintage charm of the original building, yet modernize it into the 21st-century self-storage brand that LifeStorage has created across the Chicago area.
"This was the right building at the right time," said Barry. "The neighborhood was turning around, and we were excited to be a part of that transformation." Today, the State Street store, located at 2361 South State Street is one of LifeStorage's busiest storage facilities in Chicago.
You can't make this shit up. Regardless, congrats to them...