SOURCE: Life Storage Centers, LLC

April 04, 2011 11:42 ET

Life Storage Opens New Self Storage Location in Mokena, IL

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - Today Life Storage Centers, LLC has acquired its latest location in Mokena, IL, bringing the company's portfolio of self-storage facilities in the region to 17.

Life Storage ( is Chicagoland's fastest-growing and most progressive solution to indoor, climate-controlled self-storage. These innovative facilities feature drive-in and drive-thru bays, 365-days-a-year access, office suites, records storage, document destruction, loading docks, digital surveillance cameras and on-site managers.

The Mokena center, formerly American Secure Storage, is located at 8531 191st Street (between Harlem & LaGrange Road) along the I-80 commerce corridor. The facility features 717 storage units as well as office space and a retail store selling boxes, packing & shipping supplies. It also features indoor climate-controlled and drive-up storage, with RV and boat storage available as well. For the convenience of Life Storage customers, the facility will also become a U-haul truck rental center this spring.

As a special welcome promotion, the Mokena location will be offering a 50% off storage rent for the first two months. Go to to learn more or call 815.464.0500.

The latest Life Storage acquisition supports the company's mission to change the way people view self-storage. "This facility was so beautifully constructed by its original owners and has so many amenities," said Life Storage District Manager Michelle Wight. "Believe it or not, the lobby features granite countertops and looks kind of like a bistro. Plus there is a wine storage center and full conference room for rent with AV setup, wi-fi, and free Starbucks coffee."

Wight continued, "We are really proud of the growth we are enjoying at Life Storage in this economy. Even our existing stores are showing tremendous growth, proving that consumers are looking for a quality self-storage experience at a price they can afford."

Life Storage ( was founded in 2002 by owners Jean Jodoin and Christopher Barry, who set out to not only improve the image of self-storage, but to become the leader and innovator of unique yet affordable self-storage solutions. "We are bringing self-storage to a new level of excellence by providing indoor facilities that are cleaner, climate-controlled, and more secure," said Barry. "We insist on outstanding customer service and a corporate-wide dedication to being better than the competition. We choose our sites carefully, hire only customer-focused store managers, and create the ambience of our centers to reflect the Life Storage brand."

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