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Poll: How do you really feel about Detroit’s Amazon HQ2 bid?

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Could a Northland Center location work?

Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Detroit’s bid for Amazon HQ2 added an interesting option last week; could the site of America’s first suburban shopping mall be appealing as the future site for how America shops now? Southfield would like the site of Northland Center Mall to be considered in the mix. (We visited as the mall was in its final months in 2015.)

The site located on 125 acres at the Lodge and 8 Mile, just inside Oakland County. This would offer a lot more room than some of the other sites within Detroit that we’ve mentioned before.

Of course, we don’t know for sure what the bid will comprise, as Dan Gilbert won’t be saying much. We do know that Windsor would like to be a part of it, making it the only international bid.

Detroit is considered a dark horse in the race for the new headquarters. But is this bid, and the energy surrounding it, good for the city? Tell us how you really feel about Detroit and its chances for the bid. We’ve put together a poll, and as always, comment with your thoughts below.


How do you feel about Detroit’s Amazon HQ2 bid?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    This would be a true game changer for Detroit and the region. Let’s go for it!
    (885 votes)
  • 5%
    We have absolutely no chance. Seriously, let’s move on.
    (84 votes)
  • 22%
    It’s exciting to think about, but we’re not going to get it. Perhaps this momentum will attract other companies to move here.
    (333 votes)
  • 2%
    Shouldn’t our leaders be focusing on other issues?
    (31 votes)
  • 0%
    I have strong feelings about this and I’m going to share them in the comments.
    (4 votes)
  • 10%
    Michigan Central Station! Northland! Windsor! The potential for transit! I can dream, y’all.
    (161 votes)
1498 votes total Vote Now

Northland Center Mall

21500 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48075