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South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar Set to Pop the Cork on New Location

Grand opening scheduled for October 3; wine tastings and cigar-rolling demonstrations planned

Austin, TX, September 27, 2007 --( The Wednesday, October 3, grand opening of South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar will feature a wine-tasting experience and a cigar-rolling demonstration.

South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar is unlike any other self-storage facility in Austin, co-owner Joe Simmons says. Highlights of South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar include 24-hour access, biometric fingerprint security, 60 wine storage units and 28 cigar humidors.

“As additional condos and lofts are being built in the downtown Austin area, we are able to provide storage solutions to help residents improve their urban living experience,” Simmons says.

Another benefit for customers of South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar is a concierge service for anything stored at the facility, even wine or cigars.

“For instance, if a doctor or attorney has files in storage at South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar and doesn’t have time to come get them, we can pull those files and deliver them,” Simmons says.

Grand opening festivities will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, at 2201 Kinney Road, located on the northeast corner of South Lamar Boulevard and Kinney Road. A ribbon cutting sponsored by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce will be held at 4:30 p.m.

Other grand opening activities include tours of the humidors highlighted by cigar-rolling demonstrations by Bobalu Cigar Co., a specialty cigar business in Austin, and tastings of wine from McReynolds Winery, a small family-owned business in the Texas Hill Country community of Cypress Mill.

“The idea of South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar offering a temperature-controlled storage facility for wine is great,” says Maureen McReynolds, co-owner of McReynolds Winery.

At the grand opening, McReynolds Winery will serve its 2005 Chardonnay, which has been hailed by Chili Pepper magazine as “very good,” and its 2002 Merlot, which was voted “Favorite Red Wine” at the 2006 SpringFest Wine Festival in Old Town Spring, Texas. Each year, McReynolds Winery produces about 6,000 bottles of wine. The winery was founded in 1999.

While providing a much-needed service for residents and workers in the downtown Austin area, South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar also is giving back to the community. As part of its Give Back Campaign, the first full month’s income from South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar is being donated to the Town Lake Animal Center, Simmons says. Operated by the City of Austin, the center relies on monetary donations to provide special care for injured and sick animals, toys and treats for the animals to help alleviate boredom and stress, and programs designed to prevent animals from ending up homeless.

“That’s amazing. That’s a big commitment,” Dorinda Pulliam, director of the animal center, says about the donation from South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar. “We’re very thankful for those kinds of commitments because they provide the dogs and cats with the extras that we can’t provide within our budget.”

For more information about South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar, call 512-445-6000 or visit

Here is a list of some of the amenities at South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar:
-- Climate-controlled, alarmed and video-monitored spaces.
-- Convenient, affordable self-storage units.
-- Specialized wine storage units.
-- A specialized cigar humidor area.
-- Fingerprint access into the building, each floor, and the specialized wine cellar and cigar humidor areas.
-- A convenient business center, including a small conference room and work area, a computer with Internet access, a copier, a scanner and a fax machine.
-- Packing, shipping, moving and storage supplies.
-- Month-to-month leasing.
-- Free use of on-site moving equipment.
-- A covered loading dock.

Contact Information
South Lamar Storage & Wine Cellar
John Egan
Michelle Raines
Cell: 512-940-0236

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