U-Haul transforms old Kenton Kmart for new facility

KENTON — U-Haul is working to transform a building previously used as a Kmart.

The building is located at 1005 E. Columbus St., Kenton. According to a press release, the property sits on 11 acres of land and was sold in February. The building will soon be utilized for moving and storage.

“We are elated to be part of the Kenton community and grateful for the opportunity to refresh this vacant Kmart into a beautiful U-Haul center,” U-Haul Company of Northwestern Ohio president Logan Minnich said in the release. “We want to provide customers with our full line of moving and storage solutions, from climate-controlled rooms to portable storage. We look forward to seeing this area grow and being there to support the needs of Ohio families.”

According to the release, the store has rentals available for the community. Customers can temporarily use the trailers, trucks, boxes and containers for moving needs.

Professional hitch installation and propane will soon be available as well to ensure U-Haul of Kenton is a full-service property. The store also hopes to hire 10 staff members.

U-Haul is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is open from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. For more information, call 419-679-3000.

Reach Precious Grundy at 567-242-0351.