In this circa-1970 site plan, we see the original layout of SOUTHLAND CENTER. It was a single-level structure of sixty-five stores and approximately 534,200 leasable square feet. At the time, it had just one anchor department store...Detroit's venerable J.L Hudson.

SOUTHLAND CENTER TENANTS 1970:

HUDSON'S (with Budget Store) / KROGER supermarket / F.W. WOOLWORTH 5 & 10 (with luncheonette) / Albert's / Artiste Beauty Salon / Athlete's Foot / Baker's Shoes / Big Boy restaurant / Dr. Bordand, Optometrist / Brenda R. Studio / Candy World / Chess King / Circus World / Corey's Jewel Box / Detroit Bank & Trust / Elliott Travel Service / Fanny Farmer Candies / Flagg Brothers Shoes / Foxmoor Casuals / Franklin Simon / L.G. Haig Shoes / Bamby's Barber Shop / Hartman's / Homemaker Shop / Hot Sam Pretzels / Hudson's Juice Bar / Hugh Jarvis Gifts / Hughes Hatcher Suffrin / Jo-Ann Fabrics / Kinney Shoes / Lady Orva Hosiery / Land of Hi-Fi / Lane Bryant / Marianne Shops / Meyer Jewelry / Phillip's Shoes / Plum Tree / Petal Pusher / Ray's Prime Meats / Richman Brothers / Sallan Jewelers / Sander's / Schiller Millinery / Singer Sewing Center / Sonny's Hair Stylist / Southland 1 & 2 Theatres / Southland Coney Island / Suzy Shop / Tell Time Shop / T.H.E. Service Center / Thom McAn Shoes / Tie Rak / United Shirt / US Post Office / Van Horne's / Winkelman's ladies' wear / Wurlitzer Store         


The mall's first two expansions are shown in this circa-1988 layout. An East Wing, with a J.C. Penney anchor store, was completed in 1976 (and is shown in dark gray). The second enlargement, finished in 1988, added Mervyn's (and appears in lighter gray). The Hudson's Budget Store had gone through a permutation into The Rainbow Store. This was gone by the 1980s, when the existing Hudson's expanded into its vacant space.