Friday, April 27, 2007

The Daily Mall Reader: J.L. Hudson's

A daily dose of mall-related reading...

"How J.L. Hudson changed the way we shop"

(Excerpt) In keeping with the founder's 'more and better' philosophy, Hudson's opened the world's first shopping center, Northland, March 22, 1954, in the city of Southfield.

This huge suburban mall offered parking for 10,500 cars to shoppers who were lured to the mall by its 53 stores, including Hudson's. The complex eventually grew to more than 125 stores and helped transform the way the nation shopped. Other malls quickly opened in the Detroit suburbs.

But the downtown store still reigned supreme.

Read the full article here.

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Blogger Cora Buhlert said...

25 floors of department store space! The mind boggles.

Fri Apr 27, 05:54:00 PM  

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