You Can Store Your Fancy Cars In An Old Burlington Coat Factory

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Premiere Auto Depository, a new car-centric business, is moving into Cathedral City, California. It will be moving into the space formerly owned by a big box store on Date Palm Drive.

Premiere Auto Depository (or PAD for short) is like a safe deposit box for your treasures on wheels. This includes classic cars, RVs, and even golf cars that deserve a nice place away from the sun and out of reach of potential crime. PAD offers a safe storage place with constant temperatures, secure premises and ultimately no hazards.

Renovations have already started to convert the 80,000-square-foot former Burlington Coat Factory building into this storage facility. County records report that the department store’s old real estate in Cathedral City sold to 35900 Date Palm, LLC on March 29th for $4 million.

The new owner is currently transforming the retail floor into a collector’s dream. The facility will house recreational and rare vehicles under lock and key until their owners are ready to take them.

In addition to state-of-the-art security, your vehicle will be under video surveillance at all times, which you can access from anywhere.

According to the website, PAD memberships start at $280 per month. The membership includes battery maintenance, mechanical and cosmetic repairs, vehicle detailing, shipping, and basically any other service available for pretty reasonable prices.

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Why is this so important or convenient?

Premiere Auto Depository managing member, David Herman, said that this type of services is geared toward residents living in areas with houses that have limited space for parking.

"“There’s a lot of people that want the lifestyle, and the climate, and the attributes of the (Coachella Valley) area and they have more rolling stock” – that is, vehicles – “than they have space for in the average house,” he said."

In the meantime, here are some tips for storing your classic car for the long-term. This is great for cars that you aren’t going to take out on the daily basis or need to store away for the winter.

What do you think about this type of storage service? Would you use it if it was available in your area? I probably would if I had no other choice. For right now though, I have enough space to store my Camaro in the winter months to protect it from the brutal New York weather.