ROSWELL, N.M., Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Storage
of Roswell at 1309 S. Virginia
Ave. permanently closed its doors yesterday after 43 years of
serving the local community.
Though operations ceased, U-Haul® plans to maintain ownership of
the one-acre property and lease its 13,927-square-foot building to
a new tenant. The facility has been serving self-move and
self-storage customers in Roswell
Customers of this location can find a full line of U-Haul
products and services 1.1 miles away at U-Haul Moving & Storage
at South Main St. Roswell at 1705
S. Main St.
The new store is a renovated and repurposed former Kmart®
acquired as part of a 13-property purchase from Sears Holdings
Corp. in 2019. U-Haul offers truck and trailer sharing, indoor
self-storage, U-Box portable storage containers, moving supplies,
boxes, towing equipment, professional hitch installation, bike
racks and more at the Main Street facility.
By July, there will also be 50 drive-up storage units for rent
at the new store.
"We're providing a higher quality facility for our customers, as
well as expanding the products and services our customers have been
needing and asking from us," said Bianca
Sotelo-Herrera, U-Haul Company of Southern New Mexico president.
Acquisition of the new store was driven by U-Haul Corporate
Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to
help local communities lower their carbon footprint. The 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.
Local U-Haul Companies are always exploring opportunities for
growth as they pursue means to better serve the needs of customers,
but sometimes find it necessary to close or relocate stores.
Reasons for closures can include: long-term strategic plans;
physical plant limitations; shifts in demographics; trends in
migration; expansion of the U-Haul neighborhood dealer network; and
proximity to other new or existing U-Haul stores.
As a result of the U-Haul Storage of Roswell store closing, seven U-Haul Team
Members were let go.
As an essential service provider, U-Haul has remained open
throughout the COVID-19 outbreak while offering contactless
programs and enhanced cleaning protocols, including added steps for
sanitizing equipment between customer transactions. U-Haul products
are used daily by First Responders; delivery companies bringing
needed supplies to people's homes; small businesses trying to
remain afloat; college students; and countless other dependent
groups, in addition to the household mover. Please visit
uhaul.com/announcement for more information on how U-Haul is
keeping its Team Members and customers safe.
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 176,000 trucks,
127,000 trailers and 41,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly
774,000 rentable storage units and 66.7 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
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