Southfield Mayor Donald Fracassi said the city intends to raze the 1.4-million-square-foot enclosed mall, then sell the acreage for a potential future mixed-use development.
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Business owner Clifton Perry already knows he'll lose his airbrushing store next month when the Northland mall in Southfield closes. But he doesn't want to lose something else that's special to him, a Motown music-inspired mural that he painted.
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— Mall security officers at Northland Center mall in Southfield who killed a Ferndale man in January while trying to restrain him will not face criminal charges.
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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.Southfield, which has between 70,000 and 75,000 people, basically was born, like so many other places, with the great suburban sprawl that began in the early 1950s, with the coming of the freeways and the malls.There is a possible deal in the works that would involve razing older sections of Summit Place and redeveloping the newer part, Wall said. If the deal doesn't happen, the next likely step would be full demolition. And under that scenario, the township would probably not follow Southfield's lead and buy the mall outright in order to demolish it.Southfield spokesman Michael Manion said the city will soon issue a request for proposals from interested developers. The cityand is looking to sell parcels of the site once the old mall structure is torn down. The demolition could begin as early as this fall and cost upwards of $10 million.