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U-Haul Repurposing Former Kmart for Self-Storage in Ammon


U-Haul Repurposing Former Kmart for Self-Storage in Ammon

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AMMON, Idaho, Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® will soon be showcasing its 10th retail and self-storage facility in Idaho – and its first in Ammon – thanks to the recent acquisition of the former Kmart® store at 3101 E. 17th St.

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U-Haul acquired the 103,977-square-foot building on Aug. 14. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Ammon is currently operating out of a temporary showroom and offering truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment and moving supplies.

Adaptive reuse of the property will render approximately 900 indoor self-storage units, giving customers access to rent climate-controlled rooms with high-tech security features at affordable price points. Propane, professional hitch installation and U-Box portable moving and storage containers will also be offered on the 8.3-acre lot in the near future.

Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Ammon at (208) 357-4355 or stop by to see our progress. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

"We are eager to put our adaptive reuse program to work in the Ammon community," U-Haul Company of Idaho president Casey Jones said. "Many large box stores close and stay dark for years. Our reuse of this building will be great for U-Haul, the environment and our neighbors."

The recent acquisition of the Kmart property 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.

"We're still in the planning phases, but we hope to be fully operational in early 2019," Jones added. "Time is everything, and we want to save customers from driving 20 minutes across town to our nearest location. This is a fast-growing, underserved area, and we are pleased to be able to meet the demands of Idahoans here."

Jones expects to maintain a staff of seven or more Team Members when the store is completed. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within the Ammon community. U-Haul always encourages local contractors to bid on construction work. Interested parties should call U-Haul Company of Idaho at (208) 377-2770.

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 to create an online account.

For self-movers who aim to keep their costs low but need extra hands to help with their move, 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.


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