Storage facility moves into former Kmart in Loves Park

LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) - Boxed Up Self Storage takes over 40,000 square feet of space in the former Kmart building at East Riverside Boulevard and Forest Hills Road.

On Thursday, Loves Park Mayor Greg Jury toured the new state-of-the-art storage facility, which used to be home to a Kmart and a Sears Essentials. It has sat empty for nearly a decade.

Boxed Up Self Storage is one of the largest climate controlled facilities in the region. The remainder of the 100,000-square-foot building will house future retailers. First Midwest Group owns the complex

A Starbucks recently opened in an outbuilding on the property.