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A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, August 17 for the new Depot Self Storage facility that will be built at the corner of 14th Street and Nebraska Avenue in York. Pictured above (from left) Jim and Sheri Beins who will own the facility, Jeff Beins who will help manage the units and Dan Troester of Dan’s Construction who will build the facility. 

You’ve been driving by the sign for several months now. The one on the corner of Nebraska Avenue and 14th Street. The one that was touting the future construction of the new Depot Self Storage facility to be built there. Well, things have started to happen.

Recently on Wednesday, Aug. 17, Jim and Sheri Beins who will own the facility, gathered with their son Jeff Beins and Dan Troester of Dan’s Construction who will build the facility, for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site.

Depot Self Storage gets its name for the nearby former railroad depot that sits just across the street from the location. This square block for years was the location of York Cold Storage under numerous business names. That building was demolished approximately two years ago.

Years ago, freezer space was rented out to residents of the York area that did not have freezer storage at home. So now, that location is now transitioning into non-climate-controlled storage for whatever you want to store.

Jim and Sheri Beins are not new to the York business community as many readers will know. They previously owned and operated Beins Rexall Drugs and Gift at the corner of 6th and Lincoln Avenue where the YCDC office is now located.

“We are excited about this new business venture,” said the couple. “This will help meet the increasing demand for storage space in the York area. What is being built this fall will be the first of three self-storage buildings that will be built on the square block.

Depot Self Storage will have the management assistance of Jeff and Patsy Beins who own AAA Self Storage but will operate as a separate business unit from AAA’s existing units.

Jim and Sheri Beins started out as silent partners in the initial investment of AAA Self Storage which operates under Jeff and Patsy. This allowed for the ability of Beins Self Storage to grow through the development of McCool Self Storage and the additional acquisition of Walnut Self Storage.

The first building will consist of 36 units ranging in size from 10’ x 10’ to 10’ x 50’ will 8-foot-high doors. Troester said the building will be a Behlen building which is manufactured in Columbus, Nebraska and will occupy the east side of the block.

The Beins are accepting early reservations of units prior to the final construction and can be called at 402-536-0434 or by email The web site for Depot Self Storage will be

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