If you're hoping to explore the historic Northland Center mall before she kicks the bucket, time may be running thin. Lenders are now pushing to shutter the mostly-empty shopping center, blaming the ownership for its "utter lack of care" in maintaining it. Northland obviously needs a decor update, but that's actually the least of its concerns. Everything from the electrical system to the mall's water tower requires expensive repair work, which is a problem when "almost half" of the tenants don't pay rent on time. The doors could be locked by spring.
· Northland Center mall could close by spring [Freep]
· Once a Shopping Paradise, Northland Mall Looks Ready to Die [Curbed]