OAK LAWN, Ill., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of Oak Lawn and nearby Cook County suburbs wanting more secure and affordable self-storage options will soon have a state-of-the-art U-Haul facility to meet their needs.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Oak Lawn at 8900 S. Cicero Ave. is a larger and more accessible location than the U-Haul store on W. 95th Street, which recently closed. The 2.43-acre property on S. Cicero Avenue was acquired on May 12.
"With this store, we will be able to offer self-storage, more trucks and better accessibility to Cicero Avenue, the main thruway in town," said Rocc Bolden, U-Haul Company of Chicago South & Southwest Suburbs president.
The new location currently offers truck and trailer rentals, towing equipment and professional hitch installation, U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers, moving supplies, boxes and much more. Propane is expected to be available in the coming months. The lot allows for a significantly larger inventory of rental equipment than the smaller, closed location.
In addition to a 21,438-square-foot building on-site, U-Haul intends to construct a pristine self-storage facility that will hold about 600 indoor climate-controlled units at varying sizes and price points, with all of the latest security features available.
Self-storage units are expected to be available in 2017. In the meantime, customers have access to storage via U-Box containers, which encompass 257 cubic feet and feature one-ton-capacity. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Oak Lawn can store up to 100 U-Box containers.
Stop by U-Haul Moving & Storage of Oak Lawn and let general manager Marc Coffman and his team assist you, or call (708) 422-2332. Hours of operation are from 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.
"Pretty much everything is better at this store," Bolden said. "People are excited about the new location. A lot of customers from the closed store have come over to see us, and new customers have come in that didn't know we were there. Once our self-storage project is finished, this is going to be the type of full-service U-Haul facility that this community deserves."
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Oak Lawn will hire at least two more Team Members once the storage facility is built, and Bolden noted there will be an emphasis on hiring locally to support the community.
The acquisition of the Oak Lawn facility 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.
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