Northeast Minneapolis is known as one of the “hippest” neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. It is full of exuberant characters, nightlife and a variety of tasty cuisines. Yeng Yang, manager of the Northeast Acorn Mini Storage location, interacts with and sees it all first-hand.

The Northeast facility is conveniently located near one of the busiest intersections in the neighborhood – University and Lowry, just blocks away from 94. Yang finds many nearby Acorn customers live in the surrounding high-rise apartments and comment on how nice it is to see the Acorn Mini Storage facility and their specific unit from their balcony or window.

With a location nearby campus, this particular Acorn facility is frequently visited by University of Minnesota students. Yang says many underclassmen use small storage units to house beds, sofas and furniture during the summer making move-in day the following school year a breeze.

Finding a chic restaurant serving quality meals in Northeast Minneapolis isn’t a difficult chore. A variety of cuisines and flavors are represented throughout this eclectic neighborhood and one emerging way to experience the abundance of tastes is visiting a local food truck. Food trucks are popping up everywhere and the Northeast Minneapolis Acorn Mini Storage facility is where many nearby food trucks call home. Utilizing the car and boat storage units food truck owners have a place to stay in Yang’s Northeast facility.

But that’s not all – Yang says the Northeast Minneapolis Acorn facility is also home to another growing trend in the area Pedal Pubs. Pedal Pub owners love the 24/7 access they have to their storage unit as they operate until bar close and need a safe and secure location overnight.

Yang’s Acorn Mini Storage is full of units big and small and the helpful manager provides two moving tips to all of Acorn’s clients: 1) utilize the height of your storage space by stacking boxes and 2) place bigger items like drawers, beds and sofas at the front of your storage unit – while loading a moving truck it’s common practice to take the bigger items first before additional boxes or oddly shaped objects.

Give Yang a call at 612-788-6869 to learn more about the Northeast Minneapolis Acorn Mini Storage facility.

Pedal Pub Image courtesy of PunkToad

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Brian Obarski manages the Acorn Mini Storage facility in Shakopee, located directly off Highway 169. From business- to boat- to home-owners, customers at our Shakopee self-storage facility appreciate the easy and secure 24/7 gate access to their storage units and the convenience of this location.


Obarski’s site is home to commercial lawn care companies and independent contractors who store their equipment and supplies for quick and convenient access.  Typically loading up early in the morning, they use Acorn as their home base, returning as need throughout the day and storing everything safely and securely when the workday is done.


Boat owners also use this Acorn facility for both seasonal and year-round storage.  Saving their driveways for their cars, these customers instead keep their boats at Acorn, and pick them up on their way to the lake.  They can take full advantage of our warm Minnesota summer evenings on the water, returning their boats to storage long after the sun has set.


Many classic car owners utilize Shakopee’s 10 X 20 open-door garage units to store their prized motorized possessions. Dry, clean, well-lit, and roomy, these units provide owners with the perfect location to keep their fine automobiles in pristine condition.


Spring and summer months are the busiest for the Shakopee location. Obarski provides storage units to many customers during the season who are in the middle of a transition.  Some have just sold their homes and need storage space while a new house is being built.  College students fill smaller Acorn units with their furniture and things—rather than loading up their parent’s basements.  Often an Acorn unit accommodates the treasures of elderly grandparents, while families help them move into retirement or care facilities.


Whatever your situation or need, Obarski encourages you to visit the facility, meet the manager, and see first-hand the size of the unit you are considering.  You might be surprised how much space you really need!   “When [customers] see a unit they reserved online, it’s oftentimes too small,” he says.   Obarski is well-versed in what can and what can’t fit in certain size units, and will help you choose perfect unit for your storage needs. Give him a call at the Shakopee Acorn Mini Storage facility (952-496-2322), and find the solution to your storage needs.


Image by Ally Aubry