Westland Shopping Center records: 1965-2005 (bulk 1990-2005)
The Westland Shopping Center was developed by the J.L. Hudson company in 1965 as one of the first enclosed shopping centers in the country. The Hudson company, looking to expand beyond their Northland and Eastland locations in Michigan, opened the new shopping center in Nankin Township. While the shopping center was originally going to be annexed by Livonia, a year after its opening, Nankin voted to incorporate the mall with the rest of the township, becoming the city of Westland.
Westland Shopping Center initially featured a four-story Hudson's Department Store, but would later become a Marshall Field's in 2001, and then Macy's in 2006. The shopping center went through major renovations in 2000 and 2013.