Way back in April of 2013, the City of Detroit was accepting offers on several glorious, historic fire stations that were no longer in use. Turns out, one of those fire stations in the West Side Industrial area has found some promising new owners.
Ladder 12 was purchased by Ladder Company 12 LLC, a company that includes Phil Cooley, co-founder of Slows BarBQ, and his fiance Kate Bordine, Executive Director at PonyRide. The team also includes Michael Chetcuti and Kyle Evans, who made their debut on this website in 2012 with a top-notch renovation in Royal Oak.
The group has yet to reveal any plans for the building, a 4,825-square-foot structure built in 1925. Unlike many of Detroit's old fire stations, Ladder 12 is in decent condition. The final sale price isn't known, but the city's minimum required bid was $116K as of last spring. Stay tuned for future updates.
· Abandoned, Historic Fire Stations Now Up For Bid in Detroit [Curbed]
· Evidence That Two Dudes in Royal Oak Have Better Taste Than Anyone Else in Metro Detroit [Curbed]