GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul has brought vitality back to an abandoned east side building with the recent opening of East Town Moving & Storage of Green Bay at 2201 Main St.
The new U-Haul store, which sits on 10 acres, used to be home to a K-Mart store but has been vacant for eight years. U-Haul opened for business at the location on July 27 with renovations expected to be completed by March 2016.
U-Haul is currently offering truck and trailer rentals, towing equipment, moving supplies and U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers. General manager Steve Krause is currently operating out of trailer on the property while the building is being overhauled.
"I like the challenge of having to make decisions on the fly," Krause said.
Once the cleanup and repairs are completed, the plan is to add 600 to 900 storage units and house the local U-Haul marketing company headquarters in the same building. This will become a full-service U-Haul store with more than 84,000 square feet of space.
"Revitalization of this side of town is needed as the area is seeing huge growth," Krause said. "The customers are very receptive. The location is well known with a family-owned shoe store in our same strip mall."
Krause said four employees are currently on the payroll and another dozen U-Haul Team Members will be hired before the store is fully staffed.
The acquisition of East Town Moving & Storage of Green Bay 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.
Contact East Town Moving & Storage of Green Bay at (920) 328-0089 or visit the store from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-3p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
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