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Former Oak Park Mayor Remembers the Heyday of Northland Center

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Image credit: Jerry Naftaly

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, Host, CultureShift

Amanda LeClaire is host of CultureShift. She spent a few years in the southwest for Arizona Public Media.

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