Smyrna ice cream shop becomes U-Haul neighborhood dealer

Rentable U-Haul trucks sit outside E & Friends in Smyrna, an ice cream shop that has signed on to become a neighborhood U-Haul dealer. (Contributed photo)

SMYRNA — U-Haul Company of North Carolina announced recently that E & Friends, an ice cream shop, has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Down East community.

E & Friends, at 425 Highway 70 in Smyrna, will offer services such as U-Haul truck rentals, as well as trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pickup for boxes. Normal business hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, and customers may return items 24 hours a day.

To reserve U-Haul products at this dealer, call 252-729-0106 or visit uhaul.com/locations/truck-rentals-near-Smyrna-NC-28579/038211/.

According to a release announcing the new U-Haul dealership, E & Friends owner Elizabeth Bielak is “proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Carteret County.”

U-Haul has teamed with independent dealers to offer moving equipment since 1945, with more than 20,000 small businesses across the U.S. and Canada serving as neighborhood dealers.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, U-Haul is offering programs that promote social distancing with minimal or no contact with others. The company has an app that allows customers to create an online account and pick up their truck at any hour using only their smartphone with photo feature and GPS.

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