After six years of work, Michigan Central announced today that their grand reopening will take place on June 6, 2024.

The date was projected onto the old train station on Monday night, and confirmed by the company as the opening date this morning. 

We know Detroit and the world are eager to see how we’ve brought Michigan Central Station back to life. We are excited to show you the first glimpse of the station on June 6, 2024, as we celebrate its reopening.

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Ford purchased the 18-story train depot in 2018 and announced that the building, and additional properties in Corktown, would become a mobility hub. Ford reimagined the neighboring Book Depository, which opened as Newlab last year. Roosevelt Park in front of the train station was reconfigured to become more of a community gathering place. And now, the building that was once the first place many stopped as they came into Detroit will open again this summer.

The station originally opened in 1913. The Beaux Arts building stands tall in Corktown, with the Ambassador Bridge just in the distance. In the 1940s, it saw more than 4,000 visitors a day. As train travel and the city's population declined, so did the usage of the building, and it closed in 1988. The Morouns owned it for years, allowing it to deteriorate. There was once talk of tearing it down. But Ford brought it back, and we'll get to see the extensive restoration work done later this year.

When completed, it will mainly hold offices. Small businesses, restaurants, and food options are expected on the first level, with a possible hotel at the top.

More details to come.