Vacant York supermarket purchased by local storage company

A vacant building that had formerly housed a discount grocery chain has been purchased by Moove In Self Storage for a conversion project. 

The York-based self storage company announced its purchase on Wednesday. 

Located at 3025 Carlisle Road in Dover, the property occupies 4.16 acres of land. It features 39,876 square feet of space along with two acres of paved parking lot. 

Moove In plans to convert the vacant building into temperature controlled self-storage once governmental approvals are obtained. Moove In also plans to construct an additional 58,000 square foot two-story building on the excess parking surface in front of the building. Construction is planned for this year. 

“We are excited to develop a site that has been sitting dormant for several years and turn it into a state-of-the-art self-storage facility,” Moove In Vice President of Development & Construction Brian Davis said in a statement. “We will create a spectacular new property for the residents of Dover to be proud of as they drive by.” 

Moove In-Shiloh will be the name of the converted property upon completion of once construction. It will be branded by Moove In standards, with a rental office and an on-site property manager. 

The acquisition of the Dover property is the latest move for Moove In, which opened in 1998 and has expanded to more than 60 facilities located throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Iowa.

York real estate group puts focus on self-storage portfolio

Investment Real Estate Group of Companies (IREGC) of York is retiring its brokerage services and focusing on expanding its Moove In Self Storage portfolio. 

“It’s been a tremendous ride with our talented IREGC team and clients,” CEO John Gilliland said in a statement. “We’re excited to work with the self-storage brokerage community in sourcing additional stores for the Moove in Self Storage portfolio. We’ve developed many wonderful working relationships with our fellow brokers over the years. It’ll be a nice change to be their client instead of a friendly competitor.” 

Gilliland brokered his first self-storage in Hanover in 1997. IGEC started one year later and grew into a national leader with over 100 employees providing services for brokerage, construction, development, feasibility, insurance, and property management. 

Gilliland said while there are exciting plans for IREGC’s future, there is also a feeling of nostalgia for the company’s past. 

“Our core values have always served as a guide to focus on helping others achieve their dreams,” he said. “During our remarkable journey, we’ve met and worked with countless good people in the self-storage industry from Boston to Pittsburgh to Virginia Beach.” 

Having offices in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Connecticut, IREGC completed hundreds of transactions and achieved over $1 billion in sales for clients. The company recently moved into its new headquarters in downtown York to prepare for its transition. 

Additional moves include Christopher Riley being named president and chief operating officer, and IREGC hiring new employees and promoting team members to key positions. 

“It’s truly been humbling to help others in this great industry of ours,” Gilliland said. “We’re excited about the future as we move toward a new chapter here at IREGC.”