Former GSO dairy now a storage site
The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
A new 100,000-square-foot self-storage facility, Gateway Storage Solutions, has opened at 3939 W. Market Street in Greensboro, according to an announcement.
The facility is on an 8.3-acre site that was first developed in 1948 by Guilford Dairy and then operated through 2001 by Flav-O-Rich Dairy, but had fallen into disrepair in recent years.
Gateway Storage is a partnership between Winston-Salem developer Gateway Holdings and Return Holdings of Charlotte. The new location is their first in the city.
Gateway Holdings CEO Frank Hinman said the developers spent a lot of time studying the viability of converting the dairy site into a storage facility. Only two of the three existing buildings could be re-used, he said. The remaining building was torn down by Greensboro-based demolition contractor D.H. Griffin, with 85 percent of the material recycled either on-site or at other projects.
“Our goal was to rebuild in an environmentally friendly manner while providing the neighborhood and city with an aesthetically pleasing project,” Hinman said.
The general contractor on the project was Landmark Builders of the Triad, with financing provided by High Point Bank.
About four acres remains available on the site for future expansion, and the developers hope to expand with other locations in the Triad.