Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of University City

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7270 Olive Blvd   University City, MO 63130
(@ Midland Blvd, Next to Heman Park.)

(314) 862-4433

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  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm

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(314) 862-4433

7270 Olive Blvd
University City, MO 63130
(@ Midland Blvd, Next to Heman Park.)

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Office Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm
  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane pay at pump
  • 24 hour customer return
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Adaptive Reuse in University City, MO at U-Haul Moving & Storage of University City

Building History

The Kroger Company was founded in 1883 by Bernard H. ("Barney") Kroger. Mr. Kroger invested his entire life savings, a total of $372, into the grocery enterprise and vivaciously followed his dreams. The original store was located at 66 Pearl Street in downtown Cincinnati. During this time, markets were smaller and sold mostly produce. It was common for grocery markets to purchase bread from local nearby bakeries, but Mr. Kroger was determined to cut costs and provide his patrons with freshly made bread right from his store. He is credited with being the first to open a bakery right inside the grocery market. The idea was a hit and thanks to this revolutionary thought, it is still commonplace to find a bakery within a larger grocery market. Mr. Kroger was also the first to sell meat and groceries all in one building under one market.


Mr. Kroger's drives to provide freshly made products at the most value to his customers did not simply stop at bread and meats. Kroger purposefully bought extra produce like cabbage, which he brought home to his mother who in turn used a family recipe to create sauerkraut. Kroger then sold his family's sauerkraut directly in the store. These early self-branded products have now transformed into one of the largest food manufacturing businesses in America. Kroger currently operates 40 food processing facilities that make thousands of products ranging from bread, cookies, soda pop, ice cream, and peanut butter. Nearly half of all products offered in Kroger stores today are made in their own manufacturing plants. These Kroger-branded products continue to provide exceptional value for customers and drive an impressive 26% of sales profits.


Modern Kroger stores have grown exponentially in size and can now accommodate up to 50,000 items ranging from grocery staples, organic vegetables, natural foods, hot meals, bakery products, and floral arrangements. Stores still include internal bakeries, meat counters, and in-store pharmacies and some locations have even installed fuel centers in the parking lots. In 1999 Kroger Co. completed a merger with Fred Meyer, Inc. in a $13 billion deal allowing it to create even more impressive economies of scale. Kroger is truly a pioneering grocery market in many ways.


The former Kroger building in University City was built in 1958 and U-Haul was able to acquire the property in 1977. This location now proudly offers truck and trailer sharing, safe and secure self-storage, and retails sustainable moving products.

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1977, this facility was built through Adaptive Reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive Reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site:

  • 266 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 1,152 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 1,419 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for this Provo community:

  • 61,827 kWh annual energy savings
  • 1,563,683 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 266 tons (241 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 61,827 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 1,152 tons (1,045 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 1,563,683 lbs (709,282 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 1,420 lbs (1,288 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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  • History

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