Ford acquires Detroit's Michigan Central Station

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Reporters assemble for a Turboliner anniversary event at Michigan Central Station on Oct. 23, 1974.
Ernest L. Novak
DETROIT – Confirming recent rumors, Ford Motor Co. has purchased the neglected Michigan Central Station in Detroit for an undisclosed price, The Detroit News reports Monday. The company will share additional details for its plans in the Corktown neighborhood, located just west of downtown, on June 19, according to a spokesman quoted in the report.

The Moroun family, which has owned the station since the 1990s, was ordered by the city council to tear it down in 2009, but that work never came to pass.

Also included in the deal is an adjacent building known as the Roosevelt Warehouse, once used as a schoolbook depository.

Trains News Wire will provide more information on this developing story as it becomes available.

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