The studio produced the first single for the Tamla Records label which later became Berry Gordy's Motown Records. It closed in the mid-2000s and was targeted for demolition in 2013 under a plan to widen I-94.
The state spent $1.7 million from the freeway project's right of way funds for the building, lot and studio equipment. The building will remain inside a historical district. Transportation officials say they will work to sell it after it's moved.