Howes: Redeveloped train station could be Ford’s ticket to millennial talent
The oldest surviving neighborhood in Detroit is Corktown. Irish immigrants started settling there in the 1830s, and many of them were from County Cork.
You could make a good case that the most famous symbol of Detroit's decline and urban decay is right there in the heart of Corktown: the Michigan Central Station.
The once-glorious train station closed 30 years ago and has since been ravaged by scrappers and weather. Now we hear that Ford is in talks to buy Michigan Central and return to the city.
Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes joined Stateside today to discuss this. Listen above to hear him explain why he thinks Ford is interested in returning to Detroit now, what’s known about the company's plan for Michigan Central, and what the move could mean for people living or working in Corktown now.