Celebrate the Village of Rochester Hills 20th Anniversary with Free Family Events!

Saturday, September 24

Rochester Hills, MI - Robert B. Aikens and Associates, owners of The Village of Rochester Hills, the premier outdoor lifestyle shopping center located at the corner of Adams and Walton Boulevard, will be celebrating the center’s 20th Anniversary by hosting a day of free family-fun events at the shopping center. The event will be held on Saturday, September 24 from 12pm to 9pm. At 6pm, The Aikens Family, Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett and members of The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce will “Cheers to 20 Years” as they celebrate with a free concert by Detroit’s premier 80’s retro multimedia experience, MEGA 80s!

Originally Meadowbrook Mall

Robert B. Aikens’ vision began in 1973, when the township approved the plan for Meadowbrook Mall. This new “theme” mall included small shop retailers, cobblestone walkways, storefronts with a vintage motif, Applewhite’s Cider Mill, live entertainment, and a beloved theater with puppet shows for the community. “Building this mall was a labor of love from my parents, Bob and Ann Aikens. Every detail was planned. My mother even ran the cider mill, and we all worked together to put on puppet shows for the community,” said Bruce Aikens, Vice Chairman of Robert B. Aikens & Associates. Twenty-five years later, as the era the enclosed mall began to evolve, The Aikens Family reinvented the mall, turning it into the recognized outdoor lifestyle shopping destination that it is today – a reimagined shopping, dining, and lifestyle destination with 375,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, fitness, and spa venues and gathering spaces with community events. “The Village of Rochester Hills, as it’s now known, remains a family affair. As we celebrate 20 years of The Village, we are proud to see the continued growth and success of the shopping center, and its part in offering a fun, beautiful shopping experience to the City of Rochester Hills and the surrounding communities. We look forward to another twenty years and continue our commitment making The Village of Rochester Hills a centerpiece of this community that all can enjoy”.


12pm to 9pm

Free Donuts and Hy's Cider

Food Trucks

In-Store Incentives & Promotions

Gifts & Giveaways

12pm to 4pm

Family Fun: Free Kids Activities, Interactive Family Games (Face Painting, Balloon Artists, Stilt Walkers)

Live Entertainment (Performances by Trio Grande and lively songs by DJ’s from Alpha Z Productions)

5pm to 9pm

Beer Garden (Proceeds from Beer Garden sales will go to benefit The Rainbow Connection, the wish granting organization that has made over 4,000 wishes come true for Michigan children with life threatening medical conditions.)


The Aikens Family & Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett’s presentation of “Cheers to 20 Years!”

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Free Concert by The Mega 80’s (Detroit’s Premier 80’s retro multi-media experience)

The Aikens Family welcomes guests to spend the day at The Village of Rochester Hills – making new memories while reliving old ones. Guests will be served Hy’s Cider, the same cider that was served at the original Applewhite’s Cider Mill, along with free donuts. Stores and restaurants will be offering one-day-only specials to celebrate and there will be great gifts, prizes and gift-card giveaways throughout the day. There will be a variety of activities for families to take part in, including live musical performances and a beer garden, as they celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the shopping center. Guests will be encouraged to share favorite memories of their time spent at The Village on the outdoor memory wall – whether those memories happened 20 years ago or made just yesterday.


The Village of Rochester Hills, metropolitan Detroit's premier and award-winning outdoor lifestyle shopping center, was developed in 2002 by Robert B. Aikens & Associates, LLC. This dynamic 375,000-square-foot property, in the heart of Rochester Hills, Michigan, is co-anchored by Whole Foods and Von Maur. The Village boasts an outstanding mix of notable retailers and standout stores like Sephora, lululemon, Barnes & Noble, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, EVEREVE, Soft Surroundings, Woodhouse Day Spa, Banana Republic, Aveda, Eddie Bauer, Chico's, White House | Black Market, and a broad selection of dining options include BRAVO! Italian Kitchen, Kruse & Muer, Mitchell's Fish Market, P.F. Chang's, Chipotle, The Jagged Fork, and Starbucks. The center features a walkable, pedestrian friendly streetscape, beautiful fountain and firepit, lush gardens and an outdoor park that is home to signature events and community activities. You can view the Village of Rochester Hills Website by CLICKING HERE.


Robert B. Aikens & Associates, LLC is a privately owned commercial real estate development and management firm headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan. Founded by Robert B. Aikens, the company's history includes developing a wide variety of asset types, including major regional shopping malls, residential properties and office developments across the Midwest and the South, with a commitment to long-term ownership. Over the course of 40 years, Robert B. Aikens & Associates has earned the reputation as a leader in attracting outstanding new tenants, with a focus on developing timeless shopping centers. The family-run firm continues to build on Mr. Aikens’ proud legacy with their latest ground-up mixed-use development projects, Five & Main, and Sakura Novi.


September 19, 2022, the Village of Rochester Hills, Rochester.Life

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