Keep historic Mobil Station, previously owned by the Flannery Brothers, for U-Haul reuse.

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4201 Hiawatha Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406

U-Haul is renovating a large factory building in Minneapolis, MN and making it a 5 story building. This Hiawatha Ave. property includes the historic Mobil Service Station. Similar to the U-Haul origin, the station was created by a Navy veteran, Bernard "Bum" Flanery, in 1957. The Flannery Brothers, Tim and Brian, now own and operate what is now known as Flannery Brothers Automotive. While the Brothers' shop has changed locations, it has always stayed in the South Minneapolis neighborhood of Longfellow.

Help U-Haul save this historic iconic building that the Flannery Brothers started. City staff would like us to tear down the station, but U-Haul would like to preserve the history of this iconic building while creating a U-Haul store in its place. By signing this petition, your voice will be heard at our meeting with the city planning commission. Like the Flannery Brothers, U-Haul celebrates history, culture, and legacy. U-Haul has a history of seeking the preservation of historical buildings and is passionate about adaptive reuse.



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