U-Haul of Avondale Closes on 1st Avenue in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 2, 2018) — U-Haul of Avondale closed its doors for the final time Sunday after more than 40 years of serving customers at 4141 1st Ave. N. in Birmingham.
U-Haul® intends to sell the 947-square-foot building stationed on .53 acres. Prior to U-Haul Company’s acquisition in 1976, the property served as a used car lot and a service station.
Customers of the Avondale store can still find U-Haul products just 1.7 miles away at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Uptown at 800 28th St. N.
This vastly larger U-Haul facility, site of the old Hardie-Tynes Co. complex, is currently offering truck and trailer sharing, moving supplies, hitch installation and U-Box portable moving and storage containers. It will soon provide customers with a spacious showroom and 1,000 climate-controlled self-storage units for rent. The Uptown store will staff more than 20 Team Members once renovations are complete.
Three Team Members will be let go as a result of the Avondale closing.
Local U-Haul Companies are always exploring opportunities for growth as they pursue means to better meet the needs of customers, but sometimes find it necessary to close or relocate stores. Reasons for closures can include: long-term strategic plans; physical plant limitations; shifts in demographics; trends in migration; expansion of the U-Haul neighborhood dealer network; and proximity to other new or existing U-Haul stores.
There remain six U-Haul-owned and -operated stores as well as 24 U-Haul neighborhood dealer locations in the city limits ready to meet the needs of Birmingham’s self-move and self-storage customers. Find U-Haul store and neighborhood dealer locations near you at uhaul.com/locations.
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.