12/06/2011 05:01 pm ET Updated Dec 19, 2011

Chrysler Sizes Up Space In Gilbert's Dime Building

Chrysler Group LLC is close to signing a lease for a small office space in the Dime Building, one of the historic downtown properties in Detroit bought this year by Quicken Loans Inc. founder Dan Gilbert, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.

Chrysler officials did not comment Monday, and Gilbert's press spokeswoman Paula Silver had no comment. If the deal happens, it would give a Detroit presence for the Auburn Hills-based automaker that has struck a nerve with its "Imported From Detroit" marketing campaign.

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