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HispanoFest Melrose Park Is Back!

For more than 20 years, HispanoFest Melrose Park has been bringing together residents to celebrate Hispanic culture and promote the advancement of the Hispanic Community through educational and leadership development. To this day, 140 scholarships have been awarded to local Hispanic students at the event with even more to come this year!

From September 8th – 10th, HispanoFest at the Melrose Park Village Complex will have music, food, and carnival rides for all Melrose Park residents to enjoy. On Saturday the 9th at 11am, the HispanoFest Parade will begin and go on until 1pm. The festival will conclude on Sunday the 10th with the scholarship rewards being presented at 7:15pm. Bring the whole family out for a weekend of fun!

Directions to HispanoFest Melrose Park

HispanoFest will be located at 1000 25th Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160. Our U-Stor-It Melrose Park storage facility is located 2 miles away at 4501 W North Ave, Melrose Park 60160. From U-Stor-It Melrose Park, directions to HispanoFest are as follows:

  • From the U-Stor-It parking lot, turn right onto W North Ave toward 46th Ave.
  • Turn left onto 46th Ave.
  • Turn left onto E North Ave.
  • Turn right onto N 25th Ave, and you will have arrived at the festival, on your right. Enjoy!

Melrose Park’s Guide to Winter Car Storage

Do you have a summer hobby car, or a two-wheel drive you know has no way of safely navigating the icy roads of winter? It sounds like you’ve stumbled upon adding car storage to your winter prep.

Don’t worry! Thankfully there are multiple ways to safely store your vehicle for the snowy season. Here are the Top 3 options for winter vehicle storage provided by our Melrose Park staff:

  1. Outside Storage

Sometimes we just have to tackle the environment head on, and show it who’s boss. Here’s how to do it.

  • First, and often extremely overlooked, you must find a safe and legal place to store the car. You don’t want any snow plows demolishing the side of your car!
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Source: http://northiowatoday.com/2013/03/18/snowplow-sideswipes-parked-cars/
  • Top up your fluids. Your oil should be fresh and clean to prevent corrosion within the engine, and the fuel tank should be just about as full as possible to avoid air build up and expansion from the frigid temperature.
  • To prevent the tires from freezing to the ground, roll them onto a sheet of plywood, carpet, or plastic. Also make sure the tires are at their max PSI so no flat spots develop on the rubber.
  • Purchase a tarp that can cover the entire vehicle, and secure it as tightly as possible. Make sure all crevices are as covered as they can be (you don’t want anything making a home of your car).
  1. Garage Storage

If you’re lucky enough to have an available garage, make sure you don’t stop there! It’s easy to assume your car is safe within your own confines, but there are still measures to be taken.

      • While a tarp is no longer necessary, it is still of major importance to fill holes and crevices to avoid critters from seeking shelter. Put steel wool in the exhaust pipe, and consider mothballs to surround the undercarriage as a secondary line of defense.

– U-Stor-It Melrose Park

  1. Consider a Storage Facility

The winter storage process can be a hassle, why not take the load off and enjoy the luxury of convenience and safety! Many facilities offer ground-floor climate controlled storage units as well as safe and camera monitored outdoor parking.

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Source: https://www.selfstorage.com/self-storage/illinois/melrose-park/u-stor-it-melrose-park-200962/

Melrose Park Celebrates: Taste of Melrose Park

For the past 34 years, the village of Melrose Park has adorned your forks with the Taste of Melrose Park, and this year marks its 35th Anniversary!

The event is free and will feature food items from the community at $3 or less! The event will also feature plenty of activities for kids, 40 Arts and Crafts Booths, Government and Business Information Booths,  as well as three stages of entertainment. Finally, on Sunday night the Taste of Melrose Park will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display.

Parking is also free, as well as the event’s shuttle service.

Directions to the Taste of Melrose Park

The Taste of Melrose Park is located at 901 25th Ave, Melrose Park 60160. Our Melrose Park storage facility is located 2 miles away at 4501 W North Ave, Melrose Park 60160. From U-Stor-It Melrose Park, directions to the Taste of Melrose Park are as follows:

  • From the Parking Lot of U-Stor-It Melrose Park turn RIGHT on W North Ave.
  • Take a U-TURN at the intersection of S 46th Ave and W North Ave, traveling EAST on W North Ave.
  • Turn RIGHT onto 25th Ave, travel past the Melrose Park Village Office and arrive on your destination, the Taste of Melrose Park on your RIGHT.