MONTGOMERY, Ill., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul has revived a deserted Montgomery building with the recent opening of U-Haul Moving & Storage of Montgomery at 1900 Douglas Road.
The new store, which sits on 15.79 acres, used to be home to a Kmart®-anchored strip mall but has been vacant for two years. U-Haul began serving customers at its first Montgomery store on Dec. 16.
When renovations are completed by September, U-Haul will offer 720 indoor climate-controlled storage units, professional hitch installation and a U-Box storage warehouse. U-Haul is currently offering truck and trailer rentals, truck sales, towing equipment, moving supplies and boxes, U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers and much more.
"This location is the gateway to Montgomery and is the first building you see when coming into town," said U-Haul of Chicago Western Suburbs president Angela Farley. "U-Haul has taken a deteriorating, outdated building and is refurbishing it with a pleasing exterior. It will make our community look more welcoming while serving the moving and storage needs of our residents."
The acquisition of the 171,653-square-foot former strip mall was 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 reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
"Not only are we renovating an old building and giving life to this vacant strip mall, but we're also hiring locally," general manager Chris Mizura said. "Everyone we've hired lives within 10 miles of the building, and we look forward to bringing even more jobs to this community."
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Montgomery at (630) 962-5012 or stop by to let Mizura and his team tell you about the many self-storage options that will soon be available. Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
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