PORT RICHEY, Fla., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul is incorporating its adaptive reuse practices to convert two abandoned buildings at 10314 and 10340 U.S. Hwy. 19 into a full-service moving and self-storage facility.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jasmine Lakes began offering truck and trailer rentals and moving supplies in May at the sites last occupied by Blue Cross Blue Shield and Service Merchandise, respectively.
"This property sat abandoned for more than 16 years and is very much an eyesore to the local community," U-Haul Company of Clearwater president Michael Wise said. "We have been welcomed with open arms. People are really excited to see us move in."
When renovations are completed in early 2017, U-Haul customers will have access to about 900 indoor self-storage units with climate-control availability. There will also be 45 outdoor drive-up units. In addition, U-Haul will offer towing equipment and professional hitch installation, U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers, propane and more.
"I'm excited for the challenge of taking this property and bringing it back to life," Wise said. "These buildings sit on a busy road. Thousands of drivers pass by every day, and we can't wait to turn them into U-Haul customers."
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jasmine Lakes at (727) 233-8522 or stop by the temporary showroom to ask about our progress. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
U-Haul will look to hire locally as services expand. Wise also hopes local contractors will bid on the renovation work. When the store is fully operational, he intends to employ at least 10 Team Members. Learn more about U-Haul career opportunities at jobs.uhaul.com.
The Port Richey property acquisition was driven by U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul® supports infill developments 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.
U-Haul is a proud sponsor of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. The Company is honoring Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans by supporting the events in Oahu commemorating the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. Founded by a WWII Navy veteran and his wife, U-Haul makes veterans a focus of its charitable works and has been recognized repeatedly as one of the top veteran-friendly employers in the U.S. Any Pearl Harbor survivors affiliated with U-Haul Team Members or neighborhood dealers are encouraged to contact U-Haul at email@example.com.
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