Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A special celebration is planned to welcome his arrival at The Village of Rochester Hills this weekend.
The Easter Bunny arrives in Rochester Hills on Saturday. A special "Easter Bunny Bash" is planned as a welcoming event at the Village of Rochester Hills. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, Radio Disney will be at The Village playing games, giving away prizes and entertaining families. The bunny will arrive via fire truck at 11; he'll be available for photos after that in the Village's gazebo until 6 p.m. Here's the complete schedule for the Easter Bunny's stay in our town:
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The stir-fry restaurant closed because of "economic factors," a company spokesperson says.
Flat Top Grill, the build-your-own-stir-fry restaurant that opened 16 months ago at the Village of Rochester Hills, closed its doors this week. The Rochester Hills location was one of two Flat Tops in Michigan; the other location, in Ann Arbor, is still open, according to the company's website. "Unfortunately, we had to close our restaurant in Rochester Hills. It was a difficult decision due to economic factors," said Jillian Beard, Flat Top marketing director, in an email message to Patch. The restaurant opened September 2011 in the two spaces at the outdoor shopping center formerly occupied by Baja Fresh and California Closets. Flat Top served lunch and dinner; a full bar was located inside the restaurant. This is the second restaurant …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Tell Moosejaw what you've resolved to do in 2013; yours could be painted for all the Village to see.
What's your new year's resolution? Is it to eat kale every day? Invent a thing that people want to buy? Ride in a real kangaroo pouch? Those were some of the most grandiose resolutions employees at the Rochester Hills Moosejaw could come up with, and now they want to hear about yours. In honor of the resolutions we all make in January and break by February, Moosejaw is inviting the town to stop by their shop and submit their own big resolution. Every day through the end of the month they'll paint a new one on the window of a nearby empty storefront at the Village of Rochester Hills. "We are looking for resolutions that are realistic but maybe snarky, too," said Eli Greening, retail marketing specialist at the Rochester Hills shop. The …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Here's what's happening at the outdoor shopping and dining center.
Maggie Moo's, the ice cream shop known for its bright blue Cotton Candy ice cream, among other frozen concoctions, closed its doors Dec. 31 in Rochester Hills. While the Village of Rochester Hills searches for another tenant to fill its spot, there is more news of the frozen treat variety to report. Yummie Yogurt, a soft-serve yogurt shop, will open in the outdoor shopping plaza in May. "Soft-serve yogurt shops are the trend right now," said Shelleen McHale, marketing director of the Village. It will open next to Starbucks, across from the gazebo where Santa recently visited. Yummie Yogurt is a family-owned shop based in Farmington Hills. A Plymouth location is also planned this year. It features an ever-changing menu of flavors and …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
You've likely already sensed the telltale Aveda aromas coming from the new Douglas J Salon.
Inside the newest business to open at the Village of Rochester Hills, a sensory journey awaits. That's because a cornerstone of the new Douglas J Salon at the Village will be the trademark scents of the Aveda products, which are available for purchase at the salon. The 1,800-foot salon opened two weeks ago; it features six salon chairs and a full line of Aveda hair and skin care products. Douglas J was founded in East Lansing nearly 50 years ago as a salon and teaching institute. Today, there are locations in six cities in Michigan as well as in Chicago and Knoxville, Tennessee. Megan Morin is the Rochester Hills Douglas J salon director. "We loved the feel of Rochester Hills and we are excited about getting to know a newer demographic…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
... Where we learned about socks with a warranty, soap made from wine and a certain kind of magnet that someone might be getting for a gag gift!
This weekend is shaping up to be one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year; we're going to help make your LOCAL shopping easier. Need a teacher gift? A little something for the babysitter? How about an amazing present for your hard-to-buy-for husband? Rochester Patch assembled a team of local experts to help give you some ideas. Our panel included: You can replay the one-hour chat by clicking "play" on the box above. If you're reading on a mobile device, click here.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
That person or community group could win a $250 gift card to the Village of Rochester Hills.
The Village of Rochester Hills is working to create some well-deserved recognition for some inspiring people in the community — and offer a holiday reward in the process. Do you know someone who is making an outstanding contribution to Rochester and Rochester Hills but does not seek public acclaim for their good works? Tell us all about that person or group here or on the Village's Facebook page; the Village is awarding $250 gift cards to the most deserving of the nominees. See the complete rules here. This week, Dr. Jay Mitchell and Dr. Silvia Operti, founders of KidzKare, received the first of the three awards the Village is giving this holiday season. Mitchell and Operti "started a nonprofit to help take care of needy kids in Rochester…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Have you warmed yourself at the latest addition to the Village of Rochester Hills?
The popular fountain outside Maggie Moo's in the Village of Rochester Hills has been replaced for the winter by a raised fire pit — adding ambiance to an already wintry scene at the outdoor shopping center. The fountain will return in the spring. Have you seen the campfire? Tell us about it in the comments!
Friday, November 16, 2012
The fun begins tonight at 5:30 at the outdoor shopping center.
Santa and holiday joy arrive tonight at the Village of Rochester Hills with the annual "Light the Village" celebration. Here's what you need to know before you go: For all of the details, including special giveaways offered up by Village restaurants, visit www.thevorh.com
You told us many inspiring stories, Patch readers. Here's who will flip the switch.
The Spehn family of Rochester will help Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett flip the switch Friday night on 850,000 lights at the Village of Rochester Hills. Gina and Michael Spehn and their children, Charlotte, Jack, Drew, Sam and Dan, were among more than two dozen nominees offered up by Rochester Patch readers for the honor. The Spehns are the authors of the bestselling book, The Color of Rain, which tells the story of the loss of Michael's first wife, Cathy, and Gina's first husband, Matt, to cancer. The story chronicles Michael and Gina meeting and helping each other through their grief; it goes on to tell the story of their eventual marriage and blending of their two families. The Spehns created the New Day Foundation for Families …