Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul of Malden-Route 60

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420 Eastern Ave   Malden, MA 02148
(Formerly known as Hostess Building)

(781) 399-4362

Location Hours

  • 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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(781) 399-4362

420 Eastern Ave
Malden, MA 02148
(Formerly known as Hostess Building)

Services at this Location:

Location 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
  • 24 hour customer return
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Adaptive Reuse in Malden, MA at U-Haul of Malden-Route 60

Building History

Before the beloved baked goods came to be known as "Hostess", they were created by the Continental Baking Company. Continental created the very first Hostess Cupcake in 1919. Ten years later, in 1930, a CBC employee named James Alexander Dewar invented the classic Twinkie.  The Continental Baking Company would be acquired by the Interstate Bakeries Corporation in 1995 and officially change their name to "Hostess Brands" in 2009. Hostess Brands also created an industry-first, developing the extended-shelf-life enzymes that drastically changed the baked-goods industry. Brand favorites such as CupCakes, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos soon became staple snacks across America. The Hostess Bakery Outlet on Eastern Avenue was built in 1950, and U-Haul acquired the building in 2013 for adaptive reuse. As an industry-first in the self-moving industry, U-Haul promotes infill development to bolster local economies.  U-Haul purchased this abandoned, historic Hostess building for adaptive reuse, now serving the storage and mobility needs of the community. 

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 2013, 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:

  • 46 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 2,899 tons of new concrete pours avoided

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

  • 1,356,558 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 46 tons (42 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 0 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 2,899 tons (2,631 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 1,356,558 lbs (615,331 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 0 lbs (0 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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