PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® will host a groundbreaking event on Oct. 18 for its newest retail and self-storage facility at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Kensington at 339 E. Lehigh Ave.
Residents, college students and media are invited from noon-2 p.m. to enjoy a complimentary lunch, giveaways, and comments from District 7 Councilwoman María D. Quiñones-Sánchez as well as U-Haul representatives. Lunch will be served on a first-come basis.
"This facility will be located just two miles from Temple University and is in the growing Kensington community near new condos and apartment complexes," stated Todj Myers, U-Haul Company of South Philadelphia president. "Kensington has been a struggling area, but U-Haul is planning to invest here and attract other businesses to the neighborhood."
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Kensington will open in 2020 offering: truck and trailer sharing; moving supplies; indoor climate-controlled self-storage units with high-tech security features; an enclosed load/unload area to shield customers from the weather; U-Haul Remote 24/7® access; U-Box® portable moving and storage containers; and much more.
Contact our Kensington store at (215) 235-8076 or stop by at any time to see our progress. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
"We excited to expand our reach in Philadelphia to meet the demands of our customers," Myers added. "We take pride in providing a high-quality product at an affordable price in a convenient location."
Domus Construction is the general contractor for U-Haul facility. Domus is a Philadelphia-based firm founded 1976 that consistently delivers projects on time and on budget. By understanding the customer's needs, and learning the challenges presented with each project, Domus becomes an invaluable team partner.
JKRP Architects is pleased to serve as the architect for the project. Founded in 1984, JKRP is a full-service architecture firm based in Philadelphia and serving clients nationwide.
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Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 167,000 trucks, 120,000 trailers and 43,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 697,000 rooms and 60.7 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.