Former Oak Park Mayor Remembers the Heyday of Northland Center

The city of Southfield recently unveiled plans for the site of the closed Northland Center. In it’s heyday, the mall was one of the largest in North America and accelerated the demise of downtown Detroit’s shopping district. Former Oak Park Mayor Jerry Naftaly has written a new book about the mall’s history and its impact on generations of Metro Detroiters.


  • Amanda LeClaire
    Amanda LeClaire is an award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. She’s a founding producer of WDET’s flagship news talk show Detroit Today, and a former host/reporter for Arizona Public Media. Amanda is also an artist, certified intuitive and energy healer, and professional tarot reader.