BEDFORD, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A longtime U-Haul®
self-move store at 160 Broadway Ave. has permanently closed its
doors after 42 years of serving the Bedford community.
While operations ceased Jan. 31 at
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Broadway Ave., the Company plans to
maintain ownership of the 1.93-acre property and lease its
16,104-square-foot building to a new tenant. The facility had
served U-Haul customers since 1979.
Customers of this location can find a full line of U-Haul
products and services less than a mile away at U-Haul Moving
& Storage at the Bedford Automile at 19000 Rockside Road.
The new store is a renovated and repurposed former Chevrolet®
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 Rockside Road facility.
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 Broadway Avenue store closing, eight 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
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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