U-Haul Unveils Big Plans for Walton’s Richwood Flea Market
WALTON, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2020) — U-Haul® is opening its first retail and self-storage facility in Walton thanks to its recent acquisition of the Richwood Flea Market at 10915 Dixie Hwy.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Richwood is currently operating out of a temporary showroom while offering trucks and trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and existing self-storage. U-Haul acquired the 52,343-square-foot building on Oct. 10.
“We’re eager to bring our trusted U-Haul services to the Walton community,” said Drew Case, U-Haul Company of SW Ohio president, whose territory includes parts of northern Kentucky. “Keeping the flea market in operation is important to U-Haul. We plan to welcome new vendors into the fold. For a limited time, we will be offering a $200 special for new indoor market vendors. Our goal is to grow the market.”
Adaptive reuse of the property will render a mix of covered RV storage, outdoor drive-up storage and indoor self-storage units, giving customers access to climate-controlled rooms with high-tech security features at affordable price points. Propane, professional hitch installation and U-Box portable storage containers will be offered on the 9.54-acre lot.
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Richwood at (859) 692-4239 or stop by to visit general manager Sarah Wells and her team. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and Friday-Sunday. The store is currently closed Tuesday-Thursday while renovations take place. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
“Customers here have been traveling to Elsmere for our self-storage product,” Case added. “Now residents in and around Walton, Richwood, Union and Florence will have a more convenient place to store their belongings. We believe our U-Haul facility will work well with the flea market operations, and we’re excited for the future.”
Acquisition of the Richwood Flea Market 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.
Case expects to maintain a staff of eight or more Team Members when the store is completed. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within the Walton community.
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