PHILADELPHIA, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company's recent acquisition and adaptive reuse of the historic, eight-story Pennsylvania Railroad Company Cold Storage Warehouse has residents of South Philadelphia excited for a new full-service store for the do-it-yourself mover.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Riverview is located at 8 E. Oregon Ave. U-Haul took possession of the century-old industrial refrigeration building on March 30 and has been offering truck and trailer rentals, towing equipment, moving supplies and boxes, and U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers since opening in April.
"This building is a piece of history," U-Haul Company of South Philadelphia president Dominic Catalano said. "It was built in the early 1900s and was a major key in the railroad system. Now, U-Haul is reusing an iconic South Philly building to make sure less carbon emissions are being put into the air all while keeping this city's great history alive."
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Riverview at (267) 758-8715 or stop by to visit general manager Kelly Turnage 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.
When store renovations are completed in early 2017, U-Haul customers will have access to more than 1,000 indoor self-storage units at affordable rates. Climate-controlled and non-climate-controlled units will be available, and the facility will showcase state-of-the-art security features.
"This will be the best storage facility in South Philadelphia," Catalano said. "With the proximity to three major highways, we are in an area that can serve a lot of customers and communities."
Catalano added that the 330,000-square-foot store employs six local Team Members, with room for additional local hires as self-storage phases are completed.
"U-Haul will be a success at this location," Turnage said. "We are right by the waterfront and the docks. A lot of customers appreciate the old building. There are pillars everywhere. It looks like a castle. I'm excited to see everything come together."
The recent acquisition of the Riverview facility 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.
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