PLAINFIELD, NJ - A warm welcome was extended on Friday to Access Self Storage, an 850-unit storage facility on South Avenue.  The site was formerly owned by the city of Plainfield as a result of a municipal lien prior to being purchased by the Lackland family.

The afternoon ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening for Access Self Storage in a building that was "built in 1908 to house the Rushmore Dynamo Works for entrepreneur and inventor Samuel Rushmore," although the company has been operational for a few weeks. Mayor Adrian O. Mapp kicked off the ceremony by observing a moment of silence for Fred Lackland who purchased the site, and had a long history with the city of Plainfield.  Lackland passed away in August 2017.

Mapp stated that bringing economic development to every ward of the city is the laser focus of his administration. The transformation of the corner at South Ave and Berckman Street has brought improved lighting and safety to the area, and will meet the storage needs of the community as several other new South Avenue developments come to fruition.  

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Members of the administration and the city council were on hand to welcome the new business.

Michele Cavaliere, VP of Operations at Access Self Storage, stated that they were very happy to be in Plainfield and would be good neighbors. After the outside ribbon cutting, Manny Zamora, Senior Operations Manager, led a group on a tour of the interior to view first hand the individual units, and pointed out the many features, including individual unit alarms.  The climate controlled units range in size from 3 x 4 to 25 x 10 square feet.

Other additional benefits and services provided by Access Self Storage include:

  • Free package acceptance
  • Month to Month rentals and no long term commitment
  • Guaranteed 12 month rate
  • Available storage shelving
  • Moving company recommendations
  • Use of moving equipment – hand trucks, dollies and rolling carts
  • Moving and packing supplies

Access Self Storage is located at 639 South Ave.  Additional information and pricing can be found on the company's website at: