Commonwealth Avenue has grown quite a bit since 1999. What was then a quiet street with few booming businesses and some older buildings in disrepair, has undergone a transformation that has seen the opening of many bars, restaurants, and shops that have earned this avenue the name Bourbon Street West. If you’ve visited Fullerton, CA recently, you likely spent time on Commonwealth.
What you probably didn't realize, is at 1415 W. Commonwealth Avenue you will find the number one Yelp rated storage facility in Fullerton. Built in May 1999, the facility features 1,031 storage units of varying sizes. A-1 Self Storage is proud to have this facility as one of its more than 50 locations in California. We had the opportunity to speak with Melissa, the manager of this location, to get the scoop on everything they have to offer.
“We are close to downtown Fullerton, so it's a very busy area,” said Melissa. “There are a lot of places to go. There's a lot of shopping and restaurants nearby. I would say the coolest would be downtown. There are just so many things to do, and it's all so much fun.”
While the influx of new businesses over the years has certainly been very beneficial to this location, residential customers comprise roughly 80% of the community, according to Melissa. With so many individuals and families utilizing storage, A-1 Self Storage includes a fully-stocked moving supply store in the office to provide people with items they may not have realized they needed.
“It's kind of like a one-stop shop type of thing,” said Melissa. “You can come and buy boxes and tape, any kind of moving supplies like shrink wrap, and bubble wrap. If you buy 10 or more boxes, you also get a discount of 25% off.”
When people are storing their belongings, security is a top concern. This facility has 24-hour surveillance cameras and individual alarms in every single unit.
“We have the cylinder lock, which you can purchase in the store. This is a very secure lock type that we recommend, because it bolts into the door, so you can't cut it. We have in every unit individual alarms that require unique access codes. We have video surveillance 24-hours. Everything is enclosed within the gate, which also requires an entry code. We also check activity regularly too.”
The more than 1,000 units are spread across two stories, which can be accessed conveniently using one of three separate elevators. There are push carts available for anyone moving large items. If anyone is looking to store a vehicle, this location also has about 100 drive-up units for that exact purpose.
As far as accessibility goes, one would be hard pressed to find a storage facility with more open hours than this one.
“We are open 7 days a week,” explained Melissa. “From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., even on holidays, so that is 365 days a year. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends.”
Melissa and her team members, Brittini and Polette, work together to create a fun and supportive environment. Their customer service is the primary reason so many overwhelmingly positive reviews keep coming in. If you are looking for storage in Fullerton, what left is there to consider? Stop in and say “Hi” to Melissa and the team and have a look around. We’re sure that you will be very happy you decided to trust our team with your storage needs!