Moving Solutions: U-Haul Repurposing Big-Box Store in Grand Junction

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (Dec. 20, 2017) — U-Haul will soon present a contemporary self-storage facility at 2809 North Ave. in Grand Junction thanks to the recent acquisition of a former Kmart® store. U-Haul® acquired the 85,485-square-foot strip mall facility on Dec. 7.

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Lincoln Park is currently operating out of a temporary showroom and offering truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment, moving supplies and U-Box portable moving and storage containers.

Once the property is repurposed, it will have approximately 800 self-storage units with high-tech security features, including indoor climate-control rooms at affordable price points. Propane and professional hitch installation will also be offered on the 10.34-acre lot in the near future.

“This building is just two miles from downtown and Colorado Mesa University,” said Tavis Larson, U-Haul Company of West Central Colorado president. “We will have a full range of customers, from college students to retirees. This acquisition gives us the ability to serve Grand Junction more effectively and provide a better U-Haul customer experience with more products and services.”

Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage at Lincoln Park at (970) 241-3052 or stop by to see the progress being made. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

Larson expects to maintain a staff of 15 or more Team Members when the facility is fully operational. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within the Mesa Valley. U-Haul always encourages local contractors to bid on construction work.

“Grand Junction was recently named a top destination for retirees, and the neighborhoods here are continuously growing,” Larson said. “Our building has been here since 1972 and we are excited to preserve and improve it as an environmentally friendly company. We want to give the community a new self-moving and storage center it can be excited about.”

The recent acquisition of the Grand Junction facility was driven by U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.

The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit uhaul.com to create an online account.

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 150,000 trucks, 112,000 trailers and 40,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.

Contact:

Andrea Batchelor

Jeff Lockridge

E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com

Phone: 602-263-6981

Website: uhaul.com