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PAT MILLIKEN FORD with nonuse. That isn't the case in Redford, Mich., where mega car dealership Pat Milliken Ford recently resurrected one of those properties into a modern collision center spanning 22,500 square feet. "I admit, I had a few pangs of guilt about the fact that it used to be a PAT MILLIKEN FORD CONVERTS VACANT CHURCH AND SCHOOL INTO A STATE-OF-THE-ART COLLISION REPAIR FACILITY Back in the day, nearly every neighborhood in suburban Detroit had its own Catholic church and school. But declining population and changing demographics caused many church consolidations and closures. Often, that left perfectly good buildings sitting vacant—off the tax rolls and vulnerable to the decay that comes 14

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