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Real Estate News: U-Haul Reveals Plans for Vacant Costco Building

U-Haul will create 20 new jobs with the arrival of its 3rd store in Moncton

MONCTON, N.B. (May 1, 2023) — U-Haul® intends to offer more than 800 indoor climate-controlled self-storage lockers at 25 Trinity Drive to meet the growing customer demand for its services in Moncton.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Trinity will occupy the former Costco® building at that address. Customers will soon have access to mobility services like truck rentals and trailers, boxes and moving supplies, towing equipment and more from a temporary showroom.

Repurposing the 134,377-square-foot facility will lead to a variety of storage lockers with high-tech security features at affordable price points. Storage customers can select to have access to extended hours. U-Haul acquired the 9.91-acre property on April 20.

“The building has been vacant since Costco left in 2018,” said Devin Mitchell, U-Haul Company of Atlantic Canada president. “It takes a special kind of business to utilize a space this large. U-Haul is a perfect fit because we can implement our adaptive reuse program to take advantage of the entire 130,000-plus square feet without the environmental strain of a new build.”

Acquisition of the former Costco was driven by U-Haul Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. The adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-building materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.

This is the third U-Haul-owned and -operated store to open in Moncton. It is the Company’s fourth store in New Brunswick. Reserve equipment at or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

“It’s important to us to be environmentally responsible when bringing our products and services to communities that need them,” Mitchell added. “Moncton is growing. We know the demand for mobility and self-storage solutions is growing as well. We are excited to continue investing in Moncton and its future, and we look forward to being a business anchor here.”

Mitchell intends to hire at least 20 Team Members to staff the new store. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within the Moncton community. Find U-Haul careers at

U-Haul dealers in and around Moncton continue to be available to serve DIY movers. U-Haul has partnered with independent dealers to provide communities with accessible mobility since 1945. During these challenging times, more than 21,000 small businesses across the U.S. and Canada are generating supplemental income by partnering with U-Haul. When customers rent from their local U-Haul dealers, they are directly supporting small businesses in their community. Because there is no financial investment from dealers, they are not U-Haul franchises. They are simply small businesses with enough lot space to park U-Haul equipment and enough time to welcome more customers while meeting the mobility needs of their neighbors. Learn how to partner with U-Haul at

About U-HAUL

Founded in 1945, U-Haul is 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 913,000 rentable storage units and 78.1 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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