Oct 14, 2016 – Ford Land announces Ford’s Garage – a restaurant styled like a 1920s service station with vintage Ford cars and automotive memorabilia paying tribute to a bygone era and Henry Ford – is under construction and scheduled to open in Dearborn in spring 2017. Ford’s Garage is an official licensee of Ford Motor Company.
Ford’s Garage has four locations in Florida. The Dearborn location will be operated by Billy Downs, a 30-year restaurant industry veteran and native Detroiter who cofounded bd’s Mongolian Barbeque and Grill.
“We are proud to bring Ford’s Garage to our hometown and celebrate Ford Motor Company’s rich history with the community,” says Donna Inch, Ford Land chairman and CEO. “This development supports our long-standing commitment to building a thriving mixed-use community in Dearborn, and complements Ford’s 10-year campus transformation plan.”
Located at 21367 Michigan Avenue next to John D. Dingell Transit Center, the development will provide 13,206 square feet of retail space, expanding and connecting to downtown Dearborn’s commercial corridor.
Jim Perozich, Ford vehicle personalization and accessories director, says the company’s global brand licensing team is delighted to collaborate with Ford Land on this new location for the restaurant chain. “This licensed partnership with the Ford’s Garage team exemplifies the power of the Ford brand,” he says.
Styled after a service station from the 1920s, the restaurant celebrates the Ford brand through Model T-era décor and menu items like Henry Ford’s Hub Cap, a 10-pound gourmet hamburger. A variety of other gourmet burgers and more than 100 craft beers will be offered at the 200-person restaurant. The site also includes a banquet room, a merchandise store with Ford brand apparel and accessories, and a coffee shop.
“Ford’s Garage offers a truly unique dining experience,” says Downs. “It is an honor to be part of the Ford Motor Company brand, especially here in Henry Ford’s hometown.”