U-Haul Transforms Empty Kmart into New 800-Room Storage Facility

Dec. 19, 2019 – U-Haul® is presenting a fully renovated self-storage facility at 4211 Mobile Hwy. thanks to the recent acquisition of a former Kmart® store. U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Pensacola is open and offering truck and trailer sharing, moving supplies, towing equipment, professional hitch installation and more.

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The 102,190-square-foot building includes more than 800 indoor self-storage units with climate-control options and high-tech security features at affordable price points. Self-storage customers have U-Haul Remote 24/7® access.

Pensacola is growing, so U-Haul needs to follow suit,” stated Chad Rome, U-Haul Company of South Alabama, whose territory includes Florida panhandle cities. “We’re excited to offer our premium self-storage to University of West Florida students, military members moving to and from the Naval Air Station Pensacola, and longtime residents of Pensacola.”

Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Pensacola at (850) 266-7482 or stop by to visit general manager Justin Peterson and his 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.

“Many buildings of this size are left vacant and become eyesores, because most businesses can’t use the space,” Rome noted. “Our goal here is to provide shared transportation, moving services and self-storage to people from all walks of life.”

Acquisition of the property 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.

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. Since 2017, U-Haul Live Verify℠ technology has allowed customers to conduct transactions entirely on their smartphones at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Create an online account at uhaul.com to start skipping the lines and stop worrying about store hours.

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 1.7 million unedited customer reviews, transparent pricing and payment release subject to customer approval have led to 94 percent of Moving Help users rating their experience four stars or higher.

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