U-Haul Co. of Southwest Ohio plans to convert a former Big Lots store into a self-storage facility in Huber Heights, Ohio, the company’s first in the area. The property at 6550-6660 Brandt Pike has been rebranded as U-Haul Moving and Storage of Huber Heights. The single-story building encompasses 94,433 square feet of storage space on 6.63 acres.
Constructed in 1974, the facility currently features a temporary showroom offering truck and trailer rentals, moving supplies, and U-Box pod rentals. Early plans for the property include the addition of self-storage and a line of U-Haul equipment and products.
“This is U-Haul Co.’s first store in Huber Heights, and we are thrilled at the opportunity to serve the community,” said Drew Case, marketing company president. “We are happy to bring U-Haul into the Huber Heights community and look forward to building a relationship with local businesses and residents.”
The opening of the Huber Heights store was driven by U-Haul’s corporate sustainability initiatives, which supports infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint, according to a company press release. U-Haul’s adaptive reuse of existing buildings eliminates the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps local cities diminish their unwanted inventory of unused buildings, U-Haul officials said.
Established in 1945, U-Haul International Inc. has more than 40 million square feet of storage space at more than 1,000 owned and managed facilities throughout North America.