Adaptive Reuse: Jackson Gets New U-Haul Store at Old Kmart Site
JACKSON, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 2019) — U-Haul® is now offering a retail and self-storage facility at 732 Old Hickory Blvd., where it is revitalizing a vacant building that last housed a Kmart® store.
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Old Hickory began operating out of a temporary showroom in August 2018. Renovations on a new retail showroom, hitch bay and other service areas were completed last month. Originally constructed in 1974, the building had sat empty since 2017.
Converting of the 91,772-square-foot building will eventually render 800 indoor self-storage units with climate-controlled options and high-tech security features at affordable price points. Many rooms are already available to rent.
The facility also provides customers with an expansive retail showroom featuring a full line of moving supplies, boxes, hitch accessories and bike racks. Services include truck and trailer sharing, propane, professional hitch installation, U-Box portable storage containers and more.
U-Haul Company of Memphis president Chris Hardin expects to hire a staff of 20 or more Team Members when renovations are finalized. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote growth within Jackson.
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage at Old Hickory at (731) 256-6932 or stop by to visit general manager Mark Murray and his team. Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
“The old Kmart building is perfect for our full-service facility,” Hardin explained. “Jackson city officials have been very supportive of our vision, and easing our transition to this new property. We’re excited to show off our hard work and serve the community for years to come.”
Acquisition of the property was driven by U-Haul Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. The adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-building materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
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