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Adaptive Reuse: U-Haul Store Emerging at Former Kmart in Warren

WARREN, Mich., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® is revealing details for its adaptive reuse of the former Kmart® building at 2000 Ten Mile Road in Warren.

U-Haul® is revealing details for its adaptive reuse of the former Kmart® building at 2000 Ten Mile Road in Warren.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of North Warren will open a temporary showroom by the end of January, offering truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment and moving supplies.

Once the 121,568-square-foot building is renovated, it will feature approximately 800 indoor self-storage units, giving customers access to climate-controlled rooms with high-tech security features at affordable price points. Professional hitch installation, U-Box® portable storage containers, propane and more will also be available on the 11.51-acre property.

"This building has been part of Warren for many years. We're pleased to give it a new purpose," stated Clarence Vicent III, U-Haul Company of Detroit president. "Big-box stores offer a unique opportunity for U-Haul. We take these buildings, which are often vacant for years, and transform them into moving and self-storage facilities that revitalize the surrounding neighborhoods and business community."

Vicent expects to employ at least 15 Team Members when the store is fully operational. U-Haul will look to hire locally to support job growth within the Warren community.

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.

While U-Haul Moving & Storage of North Warren is being renovated, nearby U-Haul facilities and neighborhood dealers are available to assist customers. Click on uhaul.com/locations to find a location near you, or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

"We want to serve as a business anchor in Warren," Vicent added. "We're investing in this community, and we continue to invest in the Greater Detroit area. We invite other businesses to follow our lead."

U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. Since 2017, U-Haul Live VerifySM technology has allowed customers to conduct transactions entirely on their smartphones at any hour ? day or night. There are no membership fees. Create an online account at uhaul.com to start skipping the lines and stop worrying about store hours.

For self-movers who aim to keep their costs low but need extra hands to help with their move, MovingHelp.com has been successfully pairing customers with reliable Moving Help® Service Providers for more than a decade. The online marketplace lets customers shop and compare local moving companies that provide labor services including: loading and unloading, packing and unpacking, cleaning, and U-Box pick up/delivery. More than 1.7 million unedited customer reviews, transparent pricing and payment release subject to customer approval have led to 94 percent of Moving Help users rating their experience four stars or higher.

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 167,000 trucks, 120,000 trailers and 43,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 697,000 rooms and 60.7 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry, and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.


Andrea Batchelor
Jeff Lockridge
E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com
Phone: 602-263-6981
Website: uhaul.com


U-Haul Logo (PRNewsFoto/U-Haul)


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