Loudon County-based American Self Storage has opened a new location in Sweetwater, with plans for an expansion in the works.
American opened a facility on New Highway 68, in Sweetwater, this July and has 100 units in operation, including 33 climate-controlled units. The company’s original location is on Gamble Street, in Loudon.
Owner Andy Hodges said they chose Sweetwater because of the high occupancy rates at existing facilities in the community, many of which did not have room to expand. American bought 9 acres on New Highway 68, and plans to open two additional buildings with a total of 70 units by Thanksgiving. They are also planning to add 25 covered spaces for boats and RVs.
“When it’s completely done, this property will be able to hold around 660 units,” Hodges said. “We’re just going to be building as they fill up.”
Hodges said that when the addition is opened in November, the company also plans to install a 40-foot flagpole and a large American flag, along with a plaque that pays tribute to fallen police officers.
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