The Lock Up self storage facilitiy on the doorstep of Waikiki will add storage options — including carpeted units, climate control and units designed for wine — in the core of urban Honolulu's residential high-rise population where residents often have limited storage space.
In the past few years, as rising competition has permeated the Chicago marketplace, self-storage has gone upscale, with features such as heating and air conditioning, indoor loading docks and state-of-the-art security systems.
"Chicago-based Lock Up Development Corp., for instance, recently constructed a Lake Forest, IL facility that looks like a glass-and-stucco office building and offers carpeted floors and air conditioning in all units."
In fact, Lock Up Development of Northbrook, IL, has gone so far as to carpet the hallways and units of its suburban office park developments, turning its units into true storage rooms.
The Lock Up serves an affluent customer base with facilities designed to appeal to the needs of women 50 and older — recognizing that female customers are a major segment of its market.