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For $725K, a former body garage ideally located in Corktown

The unique property also comes with 50 feet of frontage

Photos by James Tumey

A unique redevelopment opportunity in Corktown has just hit the market. On Bagley Street just off Tumbull Avenue (right next to restaurants Folk and Mink), a former body garage listed for $725,000.

The 2,300-square-foot cinder block property was built in the 1930s and called the Bagley Body Garage, according to the listing. Inside, it’s essentially one big room with huge 50-foot beams spanning the length of the ceiling. A new concrete slab floor was recently laid. It’s also got a slanted rubber roof and 50 feet of Bagley-facing frontage.

The building could be repurposed for a number of creative uses, including a unique studio, commercial, or residential space.

The price may be a deterrent. Many expensive properties have sold in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood over the last few years, driving up property values. Condos at several nearby developments, including at the Bagley 10 and the Towns @ the Corner, are selling for similar price per square foot. Of course, some extra investments will need to be put into this property to make it usable.

1524 Bagley Street is listed for $725,000 with James Tumey of Friedman Real Estate.

A big empty room with no windows and a purple-painted wood and steel beam ceiling.
The interior of the building, which recently got a new concrete slab floor.
View of the same room but from a different angle. There’s an empty spot in the ceiling, possibly where cars were once raised.
50-foot beams span the length of the ceiling.
An empty, grassy yard surrounded by a metal fence with red mesh.
The large yard in front of the building.
The outside of the building is made of white-painted cinder block.
View of the building from the alley.