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R.E. Olds Museum Offered Chance to Buy Its Building from Lansing for $2

Posted October 16, 2017 10:00 AM by dstrohl
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Kristi Schwartzly still recalls the morning she came to work at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum to find that a roof leak had flooded the executive director’s office. Nothing in the museum’s collections got soaked, but the incident may very well not have happened if the museum owned the building, something the city may soon arrange for the museum.

“It is a setback to us that the city owns the building,” she said.

However, as the Lansing State Journal reported last week, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has agreed to sell the building to the museum for $2. The sale is currently pending approval from the city council as well as a 30-day public comment period.

Since its creation in 1979, the museum has leased — for $1 per year — the 25,000-square-foot building on the Grand River from the city. What once served as a municipal bus garage and later fell into a state of “complete disrepair” has since been turned into a space that not only exhibits Oldsmobile and REO vehicles but also celebrates the contributions Ransom Eli Olds has made to the city of Lansing.

Well this namesake auto museum has a generous offer to buy its current homestead, ensuring a future for the beleaguered piece of history.

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10/16/2017 3:31 PM

Here's 10 bucks, I'll take 5.

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10/17/2017 12:07 PM

I'll buy that for a dollar,,,or two.

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10/26/2017 7:49 AM

^ Robocop quote^

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