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Ten years ago, Mid-City Shopping Center was a bustling retail outlet that drew customers from all over Milwaukee's west side.
Today, Mid-City, 1201 N. 35th St., is tattered-looking and in need of repair. The northern portion, which used to house a tire and service center, is vacant and boarded-up. In the southern portion are several vacant stores. The parking lot was torn up and several underground storage tanks removed. The center's sign is faded.
This one-time neighborhood centerpiece could be restored, however, as Midland Development Group Inc., a St. Louis-based development firm, nears an agreement to buy the shopping center from Mid-City Center Limited …