The History of MeadowBrook Village Mall

From Fox Farm to 1800s Themed Mall to The Village Today, the northeast corner of Adams Road and Walton Boulevard is the home of the Village of Rochester Hills, an outdoor shopping destination. Longtime residents of the area will recall that the predecessor of the Village of Rochester Hills was MeadowBrook Village Mall, an enclosed shopping center that occupied the location for about a quarter century.  Detroit Silver Fox Farms However, long before either of the shopping centers was built, … [Read more...]

Carson’s is Closing, What You Should Know

"After 160 years, all of our stores nationwide are GOING OUT OF BUSINESS," is the what the email stated to customers of Carson's Department Stores. The early reports indicated only 42 locations would close, including three brands in Michigan - they operate Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, and Younkers - that was January. By February they were seeking bankruptcy protection. And then the email came on April 20. Carson's has 250 stores in 23 … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Catalina Jewelers at the Village of Rochester Hills

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held the Ribbon Cutting Welcoming Catalina Jewelers of Rochester Hills to the Chamber Catalina Jeweler’s mission is to provide a world-class customer experience and the finest luxury items. As a family-owned business, they are passionate about partnering with the community, building long-term customer relationships driven on core values, and commitment to quality, honesty, and innovation. They invite guests to create a one of a kind experience … [Read more...]

Rochester-opoly Now Available, Just in Time for the Holidays

This holiday season the places of Rochester will be spaces on a customized board game, Rochester-opoly. The game will feature all of the fun and memorable places in our community, including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Oakland University, Rochester Hills Public Library and many more. The game was created by Lynne Vettraino, a local entrepreneur, after she was inspired by a similar game in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, “While visiting my hometown, I saw a custom city-based ‘opoly’ game and was … [Read more...]

Upscale barber shop coming to Rochester Hills

Crain's Detroit Business is reporting that Canadian brothers John and Tom White are bringing the Toronto-based Taylor & Colt Barberspa franchise to the U.S., and one of the cities they've chosen is right here in Rochester Hills. Housed inside the Village of Rochester Hills, this unique barber shop will offer hair and grooming services, including hot towel shaves and teeth whitening. Services range from $35 to $50; the shops offer complimentary newspaper and coffee bars. The Rochester … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett hints at ‘satisfaction’ for Rochester Hills at upcoming press conference

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Get ‘Wet and Wild’ at the Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm welcomes back Wet and Wild Wednesdays every Wednesday in July from Noon until 2:00 p.m. Family entertainment in the gazebo runs from Noon to 1:00 p.m. and then water fun runs from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., including slip and slides, fire truck spray, and Stoney Creek wading with activities provided by the Clinton River Watershed Council. Major sponsorship provided by Genisys Credit Union and contributing sponsorship provide by the Village of … [Read more...]

Village Fine Art Gallery returns

Back for the holidays this year at the Village of Rochester Hills is the Village Fine Art Gallery, a cooperative offering the works of 33 Michigan artists. This year’s installment kicks off with an open house on Sunday, November 18 from 2-5 p.m. There will be refreshments and a drawing for free artwork. The gallery is located at 220 N. Adams in the Village of Rochester Hills shopping center between Children's Palace and the Gap. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday and noon-6 on … [Read more...]

Library Bookmobile Adds Stops

The Rochester Hills Public Library announced that Michigan’s busiest bookmobile will be even busier this summer due to several changes in its scheduled stops, beginning July 13, 2011.  In response to customer demand, there will be a new biweekly stop in front of Whole Foods Market in the Village of Rochester Hills shopping outdoor shopping area.  “We’ve had several customers requesting a stop in this location as a way to alleviate frustrating trips through the construction area along University … [Read more...]