U-Haul to host reopening

July 1, 2017 by  

Storage and truck rental company U-Haul is planning a grand reopening party for its Anchorage location today.

U-Haul has over 1,300 self-storage facilities in North America, and has just added 667 units to its North Anchorage location.

The facility is near the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson military base, and has taken over the space formerly occupied by E.A. Patson Parts & Equipment, which sold military equipment, parts, and vehicles. U-Haul first acquired the property, which comprises five acres, in 2013, but has been operating out of a temporary showroom since then, offering supplies people need when planning a move, as well as renting trucks and trailers. After they bought the property, it took U-Haul a year to clean up the site, extracting 23 tons of equipment and metal.

Once the location had been cleaned up, U-Haul built a three-story building which it began renting out in 2016, but company only recently completed the entire facility. The new building as finished offers 55,550 net square feet of rentable storage space. Among their amenities, the storage units offer temperature control, covered areas for loading and unloading, and 24-hour access.

The reopening will feature a ribbon-cutting, and is set to take place from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm today, July 1. The event is free, and includes tours of the property, children’s activities, and food.

Facilities like this can benefit if managers display colorful banners to celebrate the opening.