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    Red face Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    What kind of business is located directly next to your facility?

    Or maybe you have no neighbors. Or maybe you're plopped in the middle of a residential area and your neighbors are homes instead. How do they feel about having self-storage next door?

    Please share, and let us know how you get along with them.
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    I have a fast food joint in front of us....it's pretty bothersome, due to all the litter...and it's kinda stinky.

    A hardware store next to us, which is FANTASTIC! Not only is this great for my hubby-err, I mean our maintenance man, but it brings a lot of contractors to us.

    We also have the BIGGEST "Big Box Store" next to the hardware store.

    We also have about 3 houses on the street including ours.

    The big box store is a great tenant , and it is SUPER convenient when I need a salad, hot dog or rotisserie chicken!
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    We have a chicken fast food place next to us and two tire and automotive locations next to us on the other side. We also have two big box stores and a hotel across the street.

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    We have 2 medical supply warehouses/offices and a large.......storage facility right next door! They mostly have RV storage and the really large units, so we don't compete much. I wish I had food of some kind out here and a hardware store would be fantastic. Sure would save on gas!
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    I've got a KFC, Church's Chicken, McDonalds, Sonic, Autozone, advance auto, Braums, Walmart, Walgreens, Taco Bell, a Chinese Takeout (that's terrible), a Flea Market that's open on weekends, and an abandoned trailer park (all trailers removed. The land is up for sale) You wanna talk about high visibility, we've got it. McD's stores here and is absolutely wonderful. Cleanest tenants EVER, which makes me feel good eating there. Taco bell gives us a lot of property damage. Their customers plow into our fence 2-3 times a year. The manager is a complete.>...>>. So I don't eat there anymore. SOB came into my office to chew me out over his customer hitting my fence....I don't know how I managed to keep from jumping over my counter to cold clock him! Worst of all, they're not corporate owned, so no complaint department. Irony is that 2 of his assistant managers store with me, and are wonderful.
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    We have an Auto Repair shop to the north, Moose Lodge to the south and fields everywhere else!!!
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    We have a Target, a Staples, and a small country restaurant as well as an auto parts store. The rest is somewhat residential and we have great neighbors. They have enjoyed having us here as much as we appreciate them. Small community and this works out great for us. Sometimes I hate not having more choices in Food but I also appreciate not having the headaches that can sometimes come with that.
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    Business park here, so lots of high end office spaces, some industrial etc. Next door is a manufacturing plant on one side, the other side is mostly office space. Across the street is a contract manufacturer, small shop but lots of space.

    At our back wall, is another business park, Comcast call center, some more government contract shops, and a food processing plant. They cook up items for Costco, Trader Joe's and some restaurants. There are days the aromas wafting our way with the prevailing winds are to die for... other days... whatever they are cooking in the various vats don't blend well in the aroma department. They're new to the area, just moved in last Fall.

    We also have the headquarters of Thomas Kinkade, but they've downsized so much and subleased most if not all of their space here now.

    All of our neighbors used to go home by 6:00 pm each night, but now with the food processor behind us, a good night's sleep doesn't happen. Trucks in and out all night and the worst part is when they roll around and bang those drums they get supplies in all over the back parking lot at 3-4 a.m. Because of the acoustics of the 'sound walls' sound is amplified, so it sounds like a jet is rumbling and landing on top of us... and then comes the bang!! as someone tosses a barrel or plops it upright. I'm thinking of purchasing them a flatbed cart for those barrels as a "Welcome to the neighborhood gift."
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