12 weird things left inside Northland mall - Detroit Free Press

Northland Center Mall is a part of history. It was one of the very first shopping centers ever to open. Northland opened in 1954 as an outdoor mall at the corner of Northwestern Highway and Greenfield Rd in Southfield, Michigan. It featured 110 stores on two levels clustered around the nations second largest (behind the Macy's of New York City) department store, which was a 4 level Hudson. When first built, it cost 30,000,000, but the sales of the Hudson's location more than paid for the entire center, Topping out at almost 100,000,000 the first year it was opened. The mall was considered "Detroit's Mall", being less than a Half mile from Detroit proper.

King Burger could not save Northland Mall, sadly. Northland Center, Southfield, Michigan

Waterford is saddled with empty Summit Place mall, a vast eyesore near Pontiac that closed in 2009, and Harper Woods officials have said they’re worried about the future of Eastland Center, so now is "a perfect time for all of them to be looking at how Southfield handles this,” said Donohue, who is board chair of the statewide Michigan Downtown Association.

Northland mall tunnels reveal their secrets - Detroit Free Press

Jeepers! Northland Mall | Southfield, Michigan | Ultimate Rollercoaster Two longtime City Council members, Sylvia Jordan and Ken Siver, are vying for the four-year mayoral term at a crucial time. Communities across southeast Michigan and beyond are watching as Southfield takes on a mammoth challenge: how to redevelop the recently vacated Northland Center mall.

mall is seen on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, in Southfield, MI.

City of Southfield to buy empty Northland Center mall