AMERCO Buys Landmark Oakland Structure for U-Haul Self-Storage Operations

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AMERCO Real Estate expanded its U-Haul network of self-storage locations with its purchase of a landmark structure in Oakland, Calif., built in the 1940s.

The building was originally built as the Sunshine Biscuit Factory, and later become a storage and industrial building. Located at 851 81st Ave., the new U-Haul Storage of Oakland Coliseum has 981 storage units with more than 206,700 square feet of self-storage, 82,850 square feet of work studios and more than 233,650 warehouse spaces for lease.

U-Haul Storage of Oakland Coliseum is primarily a single-story structure but does feature two- and three-story sections, and also includes a basement with self-storage and parking.

"We are pleased to be expanding our presence in Oakland and look forward to continuing our long-standing relationships with local communities throughout California," said Carlos Vizcarra, AMERCO president. "Moreover, with the expansion of U-Haul self-storage operations, we are better equipped to meet our customers' current and future needs."

U-Haul Storage of Oakland Coliseum will be selling a wide variety of environmentally friendly packing supplies: boxes made out of recyclable materials, 100 percent biodegradable packing peanuts and moving pads made from recycled denim. Also on site will be a Take A Box/Leave a Box display, which allows customers or anyone in the community to leave moving boxes or unwanted electronics boxes for another customer to reuse for free, instead of throwing them away or recycling them.

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