June 11, 2018
The station has been unused since the last train pulled out in 1988. The Moroun Family bought the building in 1995 and had done some tedevelopment work. Moroun says the Blue Oval will adorn the building. The purchase signals Ford’s return to Detroit, where the company was founded in 1903. It also signals redevelopment of Corktown.
The sale also allows the Moroun family’s to pursue plans to replace the 88 year old Ambassador Bridge.
Edited to Add: The Detroit Free Press also reported on the sale and added some insight. Follow the link to see photos of the old station.
Link: Ford Buys Train Station.