U-Haul Self-Storage, Additional Tenants to Fill Revamped Shopping Center

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LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill., Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul will soon be showcasing its first company-owned and -operated retail and self-storage facility in Lake in the Hills thanks to the recent acquisition of the former shopping center at 81 N. Randall Road.

U-Haul will soon be showcasing its first company-owned and -operated retail and self-storage facility in Lake in the Hills thanks to the recent acquisition of the former shopping center at 81 N. Randall Road.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Lake in the Hills is currently operating out of a temporary showroom and offering truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment and moving supplies. U-Haul acquired the 10.47-acre site on April 23.

Adaptive reuse of the property will render about 10,000-square-feet of indoor self-storage, giving customers access to climate-controlled rooms with high-tech security features at affordable price points. The facility will be fully operational by fall 2019.

"U-Haul will be renovating a portion of the long-vacant Dominick's grocery store to serve as a state-of-the-art moving and self-storage facility," said Heather Skelton, U-Haul Company of Northwest Chicago Suburbs president. "We plan to lease part of the property to other tenants, including home dcor superstore At Home. We're excited to be a catalyst for business growth in McHenry County while meeting customer demand."

Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Lake in the Hills at (224) 509-7001 or stop by to visit general manager Christopher Scott and his team. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

"This site was attractive to U-Haul because our Corporate Sustainability initiatives encourage the reuse of large, vacant facilities," Gardner added. "Many times, when big box stores close, they remain empty and become eyesores. U-Haul is a stable anchor for these facilities and is able to renovate large spaces for self-storage."

The recent acquisition of the Lake in the Hills shopping center was driven by U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our 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.

The arrival of 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. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit uhaul.com to create an online account.

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 1.5 million unedited customer reviews, transparent pricing and payment release subject to customer approval have led to 93 percent of Moving Help users rating their experience four stars or higher.

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to 161,000 trucks, 118,000 trailers and 42,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 632,000 rooms and 55.2 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 U.S.


Andrea Batchelor
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