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The Village of Rochester Hills Shopping Center



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 12:00pm to 9:00pm. At 6:00pm 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!

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”.

Events of the day will include: 

*Free Donuts & Hy’s Cider

*Free Kids Activities – Face Painting, Balloon Artists, Stilt Walkers and more!

*Kids Arts & Craft Station – Provided by Paint Creek Center for the Arts

*Interactive Family Games

*Live Entertainment – Musical performance by Trio Grande from 12:00pm-4:00pm and lively songs by DJ’s from Alpha Z Productions until 6:00 p.m.

*Food Trucks

*In-Store Incentives & Promotions

*Gifts & Giveaways

*Beer Garden at 5:00pm – All funds being donated to The Rainbow Connection which makes wishes come true for Michigan children with life threatening medical conditions.

*Free concert with the award-winning bank, MEGA 80’S at 6:30 p.m.


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.

WHEN:  Saturday, September 24 – 12:00pm – 9:00pm  

12:00pm-4:00pm: Kids Activities & Live Entertainment

5:00pm-9:00pm: Beer Garden* in Festival Park

*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.

6:00pm: The Aikens Family & Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett’s presentation of “Cheers to 20 Years!”

6:30pm-8:30pm: Mega 80’s Free Concert in Festival Park

WHERE:  The Village of Rochester Hills

                104 N. Adams Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309


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.


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. Aiken’s proud legacy with their latest ground-up mixed-use development projects, Five & Main, and Sakura Novi

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Julie McKeeman
Author: Julie McKeeman

Julie is first and foremost a mom of two amazing kiddos, Elliott and Bennett. She is an elementary school librarian whose passion is to create safe spaces for all children.