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.
HUDSON'S (with Budget Store) / KROGER supermarket / F.W. WOOLWORTH 5 & 10 (with luncheonette) / SOUTHLAND THEATRES 1 & 2 / 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's / 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 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 / Wurlitzer Store
The mall's first two expansions are shown in this circa-1988 physical layout. The first, an East Wing with a J.C. Penney anchor store, was completed in 1976 and is indicated in dark gray. The second enlargement of the shopping hub, finished in 1988, added a Mervyn's and appears in lighter gray. By this time, 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 vacated store space.