Local couple brings motor vehicle storage facility to Hastings
By Mareena Womack
Greg and Julie Ellenwood have been building a new storage facility in Nebraska since August of 2022. Inspired by a recent project that Julie’s cousin was working on in nearby Holdrege, the couple decided to start planning on building All Rec Storage in Hastings.
Before building, they met with city officials to talk about any concerns. One being, that it is located near the wetlands which could cause flooding. The owners were able to clear up all issues and lay down cement and rock from a nearby quarry that would protect the property from any flooding.
“Hastings doesn’t really have this type of facility, this large, I guess. A lot of people put their campers and boats in bulk storage. This just gives everybody individual access, 24 hour access, its just a great location there’s easy access from all directions Juniata, Kenesaw, Westbrook, Idlewilde, and the whole town of Hastings,” said Greg Ellenwood.
They say it’s a location where the community will be able to safely store their boats, cars, RV’s, and all other vehicles.
Located directly behind Hastings Middle School, the facility has both indoor and outdoor storage with the capacity to hold up to 100 vehicles. The indoor storage offers up to 60 spaces with some of the lots being private garages for an extra cost.
“We raised our family here, so we have that connection to Hastings. And as far as, it’s just nice I guess to be able to come back here and meet some of our old friends who are now customers and give back to the community in some regard,” said Julie Ellenwood.
The property also has a few extra acres in the back and the couple hopes to expand if all goes well with the current lot.
“We are really proud of it. Its a nice facility for Hastings, Nebraska. Like I say its easy access for everybody, it’s a gated facility where everybody has their own individual gate codes to get in. So you know its a nice facility for Hastings,” said Greg Ellenwood.
After two years of planning, they made it happen and the location will be fully open to the public April 1.
Mareena Womack is a reporter with KSNB, the local NBC affiliate.