BLOOMINGTON, Ill., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul is incorporating its adaptive reuse practices to convert a former home and leisure store at 1710 R.T. Dunn Drive into a full-service moving and storage facility in Bloomington.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Veterans began offering temporary services in January at a location previously occupied by The Great Escape. The 5.36-acre property currently has truck and trailer rentals, towing equipment and professional hitch installation, moving supplies, boxes, U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers and more.
"I enjoy the fact that U-Haul repurposes these existing buildings instead of starting from scratch," U-Haul Company of Illinois president Aaron Freeman said. "This is the air that my children and grandchildren are going to breathe. I think U-Haul Company's dedication to sustainability speaks volumes."
The acquisition of the 55,530-square-foot property 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.
Come September, customers will have access to 400 indoor climate-controlled self-storage units, marking the completion of phase one of storage construction. Once the last phase of construction is finished (estimated January 2017), there will be 821 self-storage units and 30 covered storage spaces for RVs, boats and vehicles.
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Veterans at (309) 807-5514 or stop by to let general manager Cordale Davis and his team take care of you. 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.
"U-Haul offers an exclusive service: an all-in-one moving and storage facility," Freeman added. "This particular center is conveniently located right off South Veterans Parkway at Main Street. Illinois Wesleyan University, several major corporations and growing neighborhoods are all part of this great community that we're proud to serve."
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