U-Haul isn’t new to the Revitalization process. We have a long and proud history of taking unused commercial and industrial properties and turning them into productive businesses that provide jobs and help to promote infill development to meet citizens’ needs while preserving the natural resources and land normally required for new construction.
Milwaukee Center’s Historic Sustainability
As a Company that’s woven into the fabric of communities throughout North America, U-Haul celebrates the history of people and places it serves. That includes historic buildings that once stood as proud monuments of industry in their local areas but were later abandoned.
Tampa’s first cigar factory serves public as moving and storage center
From the late 1880s to the early 1950s, Ybor City,Tampa’s National Historic Landmark District, was the Cigar Capital of the World. Production was handled by talented cigar makers whose worldwide club of cigar aficionados willingly paid premium prices for pure Cuban-leaf, hand-rolled cigars. The “clear Havanas” were manufactured with pride and love in the famous factories of this historic section of Tampa.
Fortress U-Haul Storage Center
The Fortress U- Haul Storage Center building in North Chicago was once frequented by big-time gangster/mobster Al Capone. Capone used it for a slot/pinball machine manufacturing business and, according to newspaper reports, Capone operated a beer factory there during Prohibition.