U-Haul of Del City Store Closed on Sept. 4 after 45 Years
DEL CITY, Okla., Sept. 6, 2022 -- The U-Haul of Del City store at 1005 S. Sunnylane Road ceased operations on Sept. 4 after 45 years of serving the do-it-yourself moving public.
U-Haul acquired the 1,701-square-foot store on 0.82 acres in 1977. It was originally built as a service station in 1964 before being repurposed.
The Del City store employed two Team Members.
Company plans are to lease the property, preferably to an independent small business serving as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer so that truck and trailer sharing can remain available at this site.
The 24 sustainable storage units on property grounds will be managed remotely until they are relocated to U-Haul Moving & Storage of Midwest City, just three miles away.
The Company recently opened U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Sooner, an expansive full-service retail, moving and self-storage facility at 6061 S. Sooner Road in Oklahoma City. The center is only four miles from the closing Del City store.
Local U-Haul Companies are always exploring opportunities for growth as they pursue means to better serve the needs of customers, but sometimes find it necessary to close or relocate stores, shops and offices. Reasons for closures can include: long-term strategic plans; safety and security concerns; physical site conditions and limitations; shifts in demographics; availability of local Team Members; trends in migration; expansion of the U-Haul neighborhood dealer network; proximity to other new or existing Company locations; and external factors.
U-Haul dealers in and around Del City continue to meet the needs of DIY movers. U-Haul has partnered with independent dealers to offer rental equipment since 1945. During these challenging times for small businesses, more than 21,000 dealers across the U.S. and Canada are generating supplemental income through their U-Haul partnership. When customers rent from U-Haul dealers, they are directly supporting small businesses in their community. Because no financial investment is required, dealers are not U-Haul franchises. They are simply small businesses committing their lot space for U-Haul equipment and time to meet the mobility needs of customers. Learn more about how to partner with U-Haul at uhaul.com/dealer.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 23,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 186,000 trucks, 128,000 trailers and 46,000 towing devices. U-Haul is the third largest self-storage operator in North America and offers 895,000 rentable storage units and 76.6 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities. U-Haul is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S., and continues to be the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. U-Haul has been recognized repeatedly as a leading "Best for Vets" employer and was recently named one of the 15 Healthiest Workplaces in America.
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