Monday, November 9, 2009

Movie production company has plans for old Free Press building

No word yet on how much renovation will be required, but another of Detroit’s old and long-empty buildings is being targeted for use.

The old Detroit Free Press building on Lafayette Boulevard – one I’ve been hoping would follow in the path of the Fort Shelby, the Book-Cadillac and others – is reportedly going to be the new home of Motor City Film Works, a production services, studio and casting company.

According to crack research at the Kage, the 80,000-square-foot space that once housed the Free Press’ printing presses will be transformed into a sound stage. No word on whether the company plans to occupy all 16 floors, but we’re pretty sure that the broken and/or boarded street-level windows will be repaired. As a result, we consider this a good thing.

You can read more about Motor City Film Works at