U-Haul Moving & Storage Repurposes Shopping Plaza as Self-Storage

The company acquired the Harrison Township addition in November 2014.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Harrison Township

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Harrison Township

Cincinnati—A former shopping plaza located at 3936 Salem Ave. has been redeveloped as a new self-storage facility. Behind it is Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc.

“This building has been a myriad of things over the years, and it was beginning to look rundown after sitting abandoned,” General Manager Matt Barnhill said. “It’s exciting to give this old building a new purpose. We’re going to be able to serve more customers. People already love it. My local move average is only six miles, so our residents like a facility that’s nearby and convenient to them.”

The existing site had served the area since 1992, but didn’t offer any self-storage, according to the prepared statement.

“Before we acquired this property, there weren’t any self-storage units available at this location,” said Mark Quinn, U-Haul Company of Dayton president. “Now we have constructed 138 indoor climate-controlled storage units to offer our customers.”

The 10,026-square-foot facility is less than two miles from State Route 49. Self-storage clients have access to 24-hour electronic key-card entry, state-of-the art security features and units at varying sizes and price points.

“Self-storage is a booming business with a lot of our customers,” Barnhill added. “There wasn’t a whole lot of storage in this area until we stepped in and met a need.”