The 150,000-square-foot building that once housed the Macon Telegraph, is now a storage facility. Earl Byrds and his son Andy invested in the property and worked hard to turn it into a storage unit. “It took a lot of cleaning and a new coat of paint to use and reuse it,” Earl said.
After a successful soft opening last month, Riverside Storage officially kicked off its new life on Thursday. The Byrds looked at many possible uses for the property and decided to put vaults in some of them and leave the rest available for versatile uses in the future. “There’s a lot of lofts downtown, and people live downtown, so there’s definitely a need for storage downtown. There’s a lot of storage needs,” explained Earl.
The unit is new, smells good, and is fresh. The company looks forward to striking long-term deals with residents and has announced an offer to celebrate its official release. The first three months of storage is free.