Michigan News
1:35 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Yankee Air Museum Close To Purchase Agreement

A leader of an effort to save a slice of Rosie the Riveter's old Michigan plant says his group soon will sign a purchase agreement for the property.

Credit Bob Eccles / 89.1 WEMU

Yankee Air Museum founder Dennis Norton said Tuesday he and the Willow Run facility's owner are "getting closer" to a deal. He's hoping the agreement will be signed by the end of the week, "but it could go into next week."

Norton's group raised millions to buy a 150,000-square-foot piece of the old factory for use as the new home of the Yankee Air Museum.

The rest of the Ypsilanti Township plant where the original Rosie - Rose Will Monroe - helped make bombers during World War II is being razed in part to make way for a connected vehicle research center.