In 2003, the Dennis Kefallinos group purchased all 7 buildings of the huge complex. He saw potential to utilize its industrial Detroit architecture, developed a large artist community, and attracted small businesses from around Metro-Detroit. In 2008, the Russell Industrial Center had over 140 tenants, most of them professional artists, making it one of the largest artist communities and small business havens in the Midwest. Every weekend, the Russell Trade Center opens its doors to the public as a large trade center between artists from all over Michigan. On January 13, 2013, the automobile event of the year was held at the Exhibition Center in the Russell as Chevrolet revealed the 2014 Stingray Corvette. Dennis has a team of interior designers renovating the old factory, and plans to transform the Russell into a thriving commercial complex. In May of 2013 Dennis plans to open 6 of 7 buildings to the public, one will be able to find a small commercial mall, a historic art gallery and car museum, art studios, dance studios, the market at the Trade Center, an exhibition center for events and a concert hall. The historic facade of each building, combined with the repopulation of new, young artists is a great start to bring Detroit back.