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    Tom Litton is offline Senior Member
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    Default Celebrities rent storage spaces!

    Over the years, both while managing self storage facilities and auditing them, I have seen, met and viewed the files of many celebrities. For example, I once met Wilford Brimley, saw the rental agreement of Diane Wiest and even had Joe Montana as a renter. Since self storage is a universal product that appeals to everyone, from the homeless to the wealthy, it tends to attract celebrities just like restaurants, bars and other retail establishments.

    Do you have or have you ever had a notable celebrity store at your facility?

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    Default Re: Celebrities rent storage spaces!

    We did have Roger Craig of the 49'ers here for a while when they were doing their summer camps in the valley.
    As far as other celebrities, does it count if they got famous or infamous after they rented or got their unit raided?

    I do remember when a facility down south was going to auction Paris Hilton's stuff. That brought a lot of attention to the industry.

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    Default Re: Celebrities rent storage spaces!

    I worked at a facility in Richmond, as a relief, during December of 2004. One day six Oakland Raiders rented our units.

    Other that that...our neighbors have some celebrities, but I personally do not.
    The customer isn't always right, the trick is making them think they are!

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    Default Re: Celebrities rent storage spaces!

    We had an ex wife of a very famous country music singer that stored with us and since has moved out.

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    Nope not here, and I can guarnatee that would be never, lol.

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    Yes, we've had 'celebrities' store with us. Some were only celebrities in their own minds.
    Most of the San Jose Sharks team have stored with us at one location or another I've worked at.

    As a matter of fact, back in 1993 Jimmy Waite who was on the Sharks team treated me for a facial injury I sustained at work just as he was arriving to pay his rent. Figured I was in good hands cause who knows more about minimizing those types of injuries better than hockey players! Jeff Norton, Uribe, Owen Nolan and countless others have been with us, along with a coach or two as they come & go.

    There's also the local 'celebrities' who store with us, among them the owners of the chain of computer superstores Fry's Electronics, and various other big names like Ericsson (now Infineon, as in the raceway owners) Alien Technology, and various and sundry other big tech companies.

    Our town almost snagged Tesla, and we were on their radar. Alas, we didn't have a building shell quite big enough for their needs at the time. But now they've partnered up and are going to reopen the NUMMI plant so that's good for the area.
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    Default Re: Celebrities rent storage spaces!

    Well of course we have celebrities storing with us currently! BUT due to privacy laws I cannot disclose who. But it is fun to see them all incognito in jeans and baseball caps and sunglasses. Especially when you have to go out and tell them how to get out of the gate!! LOL!!!
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    MCG, privacy laws are precisely why I spoke of former customers. I couldn't very well post in a public forum that Elvis is currently our customer now could I? Oopsie, did I just type that out loud? Glad to see you!!
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