Treasure Chest Storage opens in Merrill
TINA L. SCOTT
On July 19, 2022, the Merrill Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Treasure Chest Storage LLC at 2404 Jackson St. in Merrill.
Treasure Chest is the newest business venture owned by Tina and Jess Dengel of Merrill and offers thirty 10×20’ storage units. Those units have already begun renting and the Dengels anticipate being located across the street from the Jackson Street Apartments will make it a great storage option for renters there.
The Dengels purchased the land in Oct. 2021 and broke ground on May 2, 2022. Construction began on June 7, and the units were completed on July 12.
“Jess has always wanted to do the storage units, but it was hard to find any facilities to purchase, and finding land was a challenge,” Tina Dengel said. However, not long after they purchased this land, they were also able to purchase an existing facility at 1204 River St. in Merrill with eight 10×20’ units.
Now the Dengels have a number of options to offer those in need of storage space, including a large open area warehouse space suitable for camper, boat, and/or trailer storage at 143161 County Rd. FF.
In addition to storage rentals, the Dengels own Riversbend Realty Group LLC, Dengel Dumpsters, and a number of residential rental properties.
“The storage units are definitely a good fit for us and complements the other businesses we have,” Jess said. “All of our businesses provide a service or fill a need for the Merrill community and surrounding areas.”
Dengel Dumpsters is approaching 3,000 deliveries and donates $5 for each dumpster delivered to Jessi’s Wish, a local organization that helps those who are battling cancer, to assist with expenses such as gas, food, and hotel costs associated with going for treatment, he said.
All of their businesses also help support community projects such as the Riverbend Trail, the Dengels added.
Tina and Jess have five grown children and six grandchildren plus one more “on the way.” Their “spare time,” which is “usually 20 minutes sitting on our deck,” is spent camping once or twice a year and mowing the lawn, they say with a laugh.