A former Hooter’s restaurant on Tucson’s east side has been demolished to make way for a storage facility.
Local developer Abraham Slilaty plans to build a four-story, 100,000-square-foot facility with around 1,200 storage units that is fully air conditioned at 6335 E. Tanque Verde Road.
“We like the trade area,” Slilaty said. “There’s traffic and demand for all sorts of business activity and much demand for storage.”
The storage business has been growing in recent years with several new facilities built around town.
Demand comes from the traditional user, such as relocating residents and empty-nesters downsizing.
And, homebuilders are building smaller homes to keep them affordable.
“The smaller footprint of new homes creates more demand for storage,” Slilaty said.
Then there’s the business users of storage, such as medical offices that need to store files and bands that want a place to store equipment between gigs.
Bill Alter, of Rein & Grossoehme Commercial Real Estate LLC, represents the developer.
Slilaty expects to be open in 2022.
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