SPOKANE, Wash., March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® will soon be presenting a new retail and self-storage facility in Spokane thanks to the recent acquisition of the former Kmart® store at 4110 E. Sprague Ave.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of East Town is currently operating out of a temporary showroom and offering truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment, U-Box® portable storage containers and moving supplies. U-Haul acquired the 115,992-square-foot building on Jan. 18.
"This location is perfect for U-Haul because eastern Spokane has been underserved when it comes to state-of-the-art moving and self-storage facilities," said Manny Mendez, U-Haul Company of Inland Northwest president. "We're pleased to bring our quality products and services to the South Hill neighborhood."
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of East Town at (509) 590-4101 or stop by to visit general manager Brenten Goodwater and his team. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
Adaptive reuse of the property will render about 700 indoor self-storage units, giving customers access to climate-controlled rooms with high-tech security features at affordable price points. Propane and professional hitch installation will also be offered on the 10.4-acre lot in the near future.
Acquisition of the former Kmart store 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.
"Reusing big-box stores is important because many times they remain dark for years and become blight on the community," Mendez said. "Most of our U-Haul-owned and -operated stores are a product of adaptive reuse. We're excited to bring our ecofriendly design to Spokane."
Mendez expects to maintain a staff of 15 or more Team Members when the store is completed. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within the Spokane community.
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.
For self-movers who aim to keep their costs low but need extra hands to help with their move, MovingHelp.com has been successfully pairing customers with reliable Moving Help® Service Providers for more than a decade. The online marketplace lets customers shop and compare local moving companies that provide labor services including: loading and unloading, packing and unpacking, cleaning, and U-Box pick up/delivery. More than 1.5 million unedited customer reviews, transparent pricing and payment release subject to customer approval have led to 93 percent of Moving Help users rating their experience four stars or higher.
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.