Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of East Houston

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8801 Mesa Rd   Houston, TX 77028
(Ley Rd & Tidwell)

(713) 631-2344

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Office Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm

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(713) 631-2344

8801 Mesa Rd
Houston, TX 77028
(Ley Rd & Tidwell)

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Office Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm
  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane pay at pump
  • 24 hour customer return
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Adaptive Reuse in Houston, TX at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Mesa Rd

Building History

The Kroger Company was founded in 1883 by Barney Kroger. Mr. Kroger invested his entire life savings, a total of $372, into the grocery enterprise and vivaciously followed his dreams. The original store was located at 66 Pearl Street in downtown Cincinnati. During this time, markets were smaller and sold mostly produce. It was common for grocery markets to purchase bread from local nearby bakeries, but Mr. Kroger was determined to cut costs and provide his patrons with freshly made bread right from his store. He is credited with being the first to open a bakery right inside the grocery market. The idea was a hit and thanks to this revolutionary thought, it is still commonplace to find a bakery within a larger grocery market. Mr. Kroger was also the first to sell meat and groceries all in one building under one market.


Mr. Kroger's drive to provide freshly made products at the most value to his customers did not simply stop at bread and meats. Kroger purposefully bought extra produce like cabbage, which he brought home to his mother, who used a family recipe to create sauerkraut. Kroger then sold his family's sauerkraut directly in the store. These early self-branded products have now transformed into one of the largest food manufacturing businesses in America. Kroger currently operates 40 food processing facilities that make thousands of products ranging from bread, cookies, soda pop, ice cream, and peanut butter. Nearly half of all products offered in Kroger stores today are made in their own manufacturing plants. These Kroger-branded products continue to provide exceptional value for customers and drive an impressive 26% of sales profits.


Modern Kroger stores have grown exponentially in size and can now accommodate up to 50,000 items ranging from grocery staples, organic vegetables, natural foods, hot meals, bakery products, and floral arrangements. Stores still include internal bakeries, meat counters, and in-store pharmacies and some locations have even installed fuel centers in the parking lots. In 1999 Kroger Co. completed a merger with Fred Meyer, Inc. in a $13 billion deal allowing it to create even more impressive economies of scale. Kroger is truly a pioneering grocery market in many ways.


The former Kroger building in Houston was built in 1965 and U-Haul was fortunate enough to be able to acquire the property in 1978. This location now proudly offers truck and trailer sharing, safe and secure self-storage, and retails sustainable moving products.

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1978, this facility was built through adaptive reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive Reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site:

  • 234 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 1,222 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 1,475 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the Houston community:

  • 10,354 kWh annual energy savings
  • 1,436,715 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 234 tons (212 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 10,354 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 1,222 tons (1,109 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 1,436,715 lbs (651,690 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 1,475 lbs (1,338 kgs) of construction debris prevented

Additional Services at this Location

  • Moving Trucks

    We have the largest selection of new trucks!

  • Trailers & Towing

    Our cargo and utility trailers start at $14.95!

  • Self-Storage

    We have the most coverage in North America!

  • U-Box® Containers

    We ship across town or accross the world!

  • Moving Supplies

    We sell hundreds of products to make moving easier!

  • Trailer Hitches

    U-Haul is North America's #1 hitch installer!

  • Propane

    Propane service delivered straight to your door!

  • Trucks for Sale

    We have the largest selection in the industry!

  • History

    We have an adaptive reuse program to better the environment!

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