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Re: Michigan Central in Ann Arbor
Chelsea Grain Company (located at Lima Center and Dexter- Chelsea Roads has indeed closed. Two factors apparently lead to the financial failings of this business. First was road construction which made it very difficult for farms to reach the facility causing them to take their product elsewhere. Second was the very wet season which caused significant damage to the crops that season and lead to a substantially decreased business for the year. As a result the business was forced to close. The grain storage bins located on the property were dismantled and removed, their sale apparently being used to fund payments to farmers that are still owed.
Given that the bins were removed, I don't see this facility ever returning. The only thing still active is the scale (my car weighed 3480 pounds when I drove over it a few weeks ago).
As for other traffic, they do run a mix of traffic between Wayne and Jackson, including steel coils for the JAIL, boxcars and covered hoppers.