Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc., which operates more than 1,500 self-storage facilities across North America and frequently recycles existing structures for its new locations, has converted a former Kmart in Superior, Wis., to self-storage. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Superior at 3015 Tower Ave. opened in a limited capacity in March, offering moving and packing supplies, and truck and trailer rentals from a temporary showroom, according to a press release. Following a six-month renovation, the 88,914-square-foot facility now contains more than 700 interior storage units. The site also includes two covered loading areas and a U-Haul Re-Use Center for the sharing of boxes and gently used household items.
U-Haul will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., that will offer property tours, refreshments and giveaways. “Our neighbors have been asking for a state-of-the-art self-storage facility,” said Kellin Sybrant, president of the U-Haul Co. of Northern Minnesota. “This area is the frigid north, where indoor, climate-controlled rooms are needed. We are pleased to offer these rooms before the winter.”
U-Haul has dozens of conversion projects underway in several states. Its latest is a former Toys R Us store in Battle Creek, Mich. The proposal includes adding a showroom and interior storage units to the 46,700-square-foot building as well as developing three new structures on the property.
Established in 1945, U-Haul owns more than 32 million square feet of storage space. The company’s corporate sustainability initiatives, which support infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint, has led to dozens of conversion projects in recent years.
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