Formerly Lee Lumbers, U-Haul Moving and Storage of Avondale Is Now Open for Business

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CHICAGO (May 20, 2014) – U-Haul Company of North Shore Chicago recently purchased the former home of Lee Lumber retail store building in Chicago. The 55,594 square foot building located at 3250 N. Kedzie Ave. sits on 3.24 acres of land, all of which will be used for the new U-Haul Moving and Storage of Avondale.

For decades, the former Lee Lumber store was a popular spot for residents in the area to get their lumber from. In its place, U-Haul Moving and Storage of Avondale will be the community’s go-to spot for all their moving needs. The building has been completely renovated and is now open for business renting trucks and trailers with plans for additional storage in the near future.

Located right off the 90/94 at the intersection of Belmont and Kedzie… near the Metra tracks…this new facility will also offer the following services.

  • After-hours drop-off
  • 24-hour security
  • Electronically controlled access
  • State-of-the-art digital video surveillance
  • Your lock/your key
  • FREE use of storage carts
  • No deposit or administration fees 

The opening of this facility is driven by U-Haul Company’s Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings eliminates the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps local cities diminish their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.

The new center provides sustainable initiatives for the community and area residents.

“The Avondale community is a perfect location for this new center, given that there is a large population of bike riders”, noted Jamie Lee, marketing company president, U-Haul Company of North Shore Chicago. “This new center will have designated bike rack areas for our customers to leave their bicycles while they are moving. We are excited to bring U-Haul to this community.”

Visit U-Haul Moving and Storage of Avondale for all your moving and storage needs or call (773) 796-6767, Mon.- Thur. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat. – Sun. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Visit us online at or contact U-Haul Reservations, at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

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