SHREVEPORT, La., March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® will host a grand-opening event on March 22 to unveil its newest indoor self-storage facility at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Downtown Riverfront at 222 Lake St. in Shreveport.
Those in attendance from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. will enjoy a complimentary lunch, behind-the-scenes tour of the store, U-Haul giveaways and the ceremonial ribbon-cutting. The ceremony will be at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will follow and be served on a first-come basis.
"Our neighbors in the downtown corridors have been asking for a state-of-the-art facility," said Warren Iles, U-Haul Company of Northern Louisiana president. "This area is rich with history and is growing every day. We are ready to serve this close-knit community with the moving and self-storage services they need."
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Downtown Riverfront at (318) 963-8789 or stop by to visit general manager Courtney Miles and her team. 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 Moving & Storage of Downtown Riverfront opened in a limited capacity in 2017, offering truck and trailer sharing and moving supplies out of a temporary showroom.
Then the real work began. More than a year of renovations to the former Shreveport Times building has yielded more than 750 self-storage units at affordable price points in the 84,689-square-foot facility. Customers will enjoy U-Haul Remote 24/7® access, high-tech security features, covered load/unload areas, and a U-Haul Re-Use center for sharing boxes and gently used household items.
Towing equipment, professional hitch installation and a U-Box® portable storage container warehouse are also available. Propane will be sold on the 3.53-acre lot in the near future.
"This building has a rich history of serving Shreveport," Iles said. "Printing operations for The Times ceased in 2008, but the building has been a hub of activity for as long as I can remember. We're pleased the repurposing of such a well-known property will continue to benefit the city."
The acquisition of the Shreveport Times building was driven by U-Haul 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-building materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit uhaul.com to create an online account.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to 161,000 trucks, 118,000 trailers and 42,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 632,000 rooms and 55.2 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.