Once An Icon Of Detroit Decay, Historic Train Station Has New Owner: Ford

Posted on June 11, 2018

A long-shuttered rail depot that had become a symbol of Detroit’s decline will now be part of its resurgence. The building’s new owner will be Ford Motor Company, an automaker with a story that is inseparable from Detroit’s.

“The deal is complete,” Matthew Moroun, whose family has owned Michigan Central Station since 1995, said Monday at a press conference in front of the station. “The future of the depot is assured. The next steward of the building is the right one for its future. The depot will become a shiny symbol of Detroit’s success and progress. Ford Motor Company’s blue logo will adorn the building.”

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