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Ford Buys Michigan Central Station, Dan Austin of Historic Detroit

By Daily Detroit

It's a real thing. Ford Motor Company has bought Michigan Central Station in Corktown. Long a symbol of Detroit's decline, we're going to find out soon - June 19, in fact - what exactly the property is going to be. But in the meantime, this is big news and we went down to the press announcement and covered it. We also broke it down with Historic Detroit's Dan Austin. He's the preeminent expert in all things historic and, well, Detroit. An author of multiple books and curator of a popular online community, Dan's the man when it comes to buildings in the city. Of course, other things happened in Detroit, too. The Detroit Pistons hire a new coach, Dwayne Casey. Locally-owned Avalon Bread is adding yet another cafe. Avon Donuts up in Pontiac makes a list of the best in America. The Grand Prix had record attendance. And we tell you about an opportunity to spruce up 8 Mile.

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