Eminent Domain: NY State Taking Over Atlantic Ave StorageMart Facility

As you know, the New York State Urban Development Corporation took our self storage property at 718 Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn, NY by exercising its power of eminent domain on September 19, 2014.

From Sept 19 until now, the state allowed us to act as a management company to run the building as normal and to help notify everyone that they must empty their storage units by December 18, 2014.

StorageMart has been advocating on behalf of tenants of the building by attempting to obtain a reasonable time for you and several hundred other former customers to vacate the building. Unfortunately, the state has ended our management agreement with them and StorageMart is fully removed from owning or managing the property.

As of November 19, 2014, StorageMart no longer owns, controls, or manages the building. Since we do not own or control the building, there is nothing further we can do for our former tenants. According to the NY Statute of Eminent Domain, all leases are null and void effective September 19, 2014.

The New York State Urban Development Corporation will take over management of the building and all tenants. We do not know the details of how they will manage the property.

All further communication regarding your storage unit should be directed to:

Cornerstone Group Real Estate Services LLC
570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 500
New York, NY 10018
(212) 768-1435 Ext. 306
Attn: Seth Kessler

We wish to thank you for the 13 years you have allowed us to serve your community. We hope you will consider our other StorageMart locations in the Brooklyn market.

StorageMart at 4th Ave & 38th St, Brooklyn

StorageMart at Kent Ave & Wallabout, Brooklyn

StorageMart at Jaimaica Ave & 182nd St, Hollis (Queens)

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Sarah Little, Interactive Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President and on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association and also on the Board of Directors for Hope for Caribbean Kids, Inc., both are non-profit groups dedicated to improving the lives of children.


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