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Ford Motor Company Considering Big Move to Historic Detroit

If Ford Motor Co. goes through with a plan to move into the old Michigan Central Depot, it would mark a new phase of the rebirth of Detroit's urban core.
March 28, 2018, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Michigan Central Depot in its current state.
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Louis Aguilar and Nora Naughton report from Corktown in Detroit, where an ongoing urban revitalization based on "hand-crafted cocktails, restaurants using locally grown ingredients, funky independent retailers, and restored workers’ cottages and brick buildings" has welcomed a new bedfellow: corporate America.

According to Aguilar and Naughton, Ford Motor Co. has noticed "all that hipness" and wants to move into the neighborhood. "News leaked this week that Ford Motor Co. is in talks to buy the most anti-suburban office park imaginable: Michigan Central Depot. The towering former train station is most infamous symbol of Detroit’s urban decay, vacant for 30 years and stripped and defaced by scrappers and vandals."

According to the article, Ford is considering the move to the Michigan Central Depot in a bid to attract Millennial tech talent.

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Published on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in The Detroit News
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