Construction to begin soon at site of former Varsity Jr.
More than five years since its closure, and over a year since I first reported its fate, the former Varsity Jr. will in fact become a new self storage facility. While rumors of the deal falling apart had spread over the past few months, I confirmed there are active permits for the construction of the self storage facility.
The new facility, to be known as "Lindbergh Self Storage," will cost $3.5 million to construct, according to building permits filed this week with the City of Atlanta. The nearly 100,000 square foot facility will reportedly have 750 climate-controlled storage units. The four story building, which sits on roughly 1.4 acres, will reportedly be completed in about eight months according to someone with knowledge of the construction timeline.
Less than a half mile from the new storage facility, Extra Space Storage already operates in a converted Service Merchandise store and parking lot.
Additionally, there is also another storage facility, Public Storage, located about a mile away, near the intersection of LaVista and Briarcliff Roads.
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