Family enterprise Wine Storage Bellevue, ( has been distinguished as ‘Specialty Storage Facility of the Year’, by Mini-Storage Messenger, a monthly publication that delivers the self-storage industry’s most important news and information.

In the Annual Facility of the Year awards Mini-Storage Messenger named one winner each in five categories: For Wine Storage Bellevue, the award was given to the most outstanding self-storage facility dedicated to specialty use, a category that includes wine storage, RV and boat storage, and more.

“After putting in the time and effort to create this unique space, and with the wonderful response we have had from our customers and the local wine community, it’s great to have the national recognition from our peers in the self-storage industry,” says co-owner Dick Gilroy, who founded Wine Storage Bellevue with son Patrick and wife Loraine after 40 years in residential and commercial development.

Criteria for distinction include: Site selection; unique design, features and amenities as related to the specialty use; challenges overcome during development; marketing; security; customer service; and occupancy.

Wine Storage Bellevue is located within the Gilroy’s 120,000 square foot Stor-House Self Storage facility ( located at 1614 118th Ave SE (Bellevue, WA), which was also recognized in the Facility of the Year category.

Wine Storage Bellevue offers wine storage with optimum humidity and temperature control, and access via a dedicated elevator. Each all-steel locker is equipped with a steel latch and bezel, and secured with a cylinder lock; access is offered from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year.

As an elegant counterpart to the modern design of the wine lockers, Wine Storage Bellevue features a Tuscan-inspired, 1,000 square foot Wine Resource Center and Tasting Room available exclusively to its customers.

“We didn’t set out to win national recognition; we set out to draw on our combined construction, design and wine expertise to build the best off-site wine storage possible—something worthy of our greater Eastside and Seattle wine storage clientele.  This award shows that it definitely benefitted us to put our efforts into building a state-of-the-art facility while remaining focused on the customers and their needs, ensuring that they’re not only thrilled with the service and amenities, but increase the likelihood they’ll introduce Wine Storage Bellevue to their friends,” says Patrick Gilroy.

Wine Storage Bellevue offers secure, climate-controlled, state-of-the-art, all-steel storage lockers for valued wine collections of all sizes. Prices begin at $24 per month. Rental includes use of the generously appointed 1,000-square-foot Wine Resource Center and Tasting Room, equipped with a computer and internet access. Wine Storage Bellevue is situated inside Stor-House Self Storage, located at 1614 118th Avenue SE, Bellevue, Washington.  Access is available daily from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m.; Wine Resource Center open 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., or by special appointment. For more information call (425) 453-2242 visit

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