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Leo’s Coney Island is located at 26988 Telegraph Rd, Flat Rock, MI 48134. Leo’s is located in the CVS plaza at the intersection of Telegraph and Vreeland and owned by Hass Shami and family.
The Shami family has been in business at Leo’s Coney Island Flat Rock for 5 years. They have been active supporters of Flat Rock events since opening the restaurant in 2016. Leo’s has participated in the Taste of Flat Rock, Flat Rock Passport Program and have supported schools with donations. They actively supported the Summerblast and Riverfest festivals, providing food entrées at the VIP tent. Additionally, all first responders, firefighters and police receive discounts. As with many of our restaurants, COVID has affected their daily operations, all orders are takeout only or during openings, the restaurant was limited to 25% occupancy. Employees have taken the limited service especially hard as servers were either not needed or reduced as were the cooks. Community support during this time period is appreciated, orders can be ordered and delivered thru DoorDash, GrubHub, Menufy and UberEats or ordered for carry out at 734-789-7757. What they would really appreciate is shout outs on social media, sharing pictures and support from the community.
Flat Rock Our Hometown and the Downtown Development Authority will be featuring a Flat Rock Restaurant weekly for the next 10 weeks- The stories will be written by our members.
This week we are Featuring “Michael’s On the River”
Michael’s On the River has long been a favorite on our little section of Telegraph Rd. As a member of the Flat Rock community for 22 years, Michael’s has always been the perfect place to grab some delicious food and a cold drink.
For as much as we love them, the team at Michael’s has always given back the same appreciation to their cherished community. Michael’s On the River has sponsored our Flat Rock football team, supported our Rotary Club, and participated in the Christmas passport program. Beyond this, they have been very generous in food donations, feeding the staff at our annual Flat Rock River-Fest.
Through this very difficult year, Michael’s has seen about an 80% decrease in their normal business. Michael’s On The River, like many restaurants, has faced one of the most challenging years to date.
To show how much we all love Michael’s, we hope you might choose them for your next takeout night!
Dining room currently closed · Take out available.
28828 Telegraph Rd, Flat Rock, MI 48134
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Walk into Shagg Salon in downtown Flat Rock Michigan and you will be greeted with a 1920s decor, leopard prints, and a friendly hello from the receptionist at the desk. It is the place Gina Dandy always dreamed of owning.
“I’ve been a stylist for more than forty years , my whole adult life – and working with my daughter Dayna is something I always wanted to do,” said Gina, “Shagg Salon is truly a dream come true!”
That dream materialized back in 2007 when Gina and her daughter Dayna Ritter purchased a beautiful 1924 historic home. For years, Gina had her eye on the unique home, knowing in her heart that the ornate design, location, and overall curb appeal would make it the perfect place for her salon. When the building went up for sale, the mother-daughter duo scooped it up. With family by their sides, Gina and Dayna began the process of remodeling the space. In June of 2009, Shagg Salon officially opened for business!
“It was overwhelming to see the place we put so much love, time, and money into creating finally open. It brought me to tears,” said Dayna, “Shagg Salon has been my mom’s dream for as long as I can remember; to help bring it to fruition was simply amazing!”
Shagg Salon grew into a staple within the Flat Rock community with a steadily growing clientele and very talented staff, but on April 15, 2018, their dream literally went up in flames as a devastating fire that ripped through the historic home. While distraught by what happened, the family of stylists were also humbled with an outpouring of community support. Flat Rock began showing support through fundraisers and other offerings to help to the Shagg crew. Aubrey’s Beauty Salon in Riverview even offered up space so the girls could continue in their crafts. For two years, Gina, Dayna, and their staff continued to service all their clients during the day while using their non-salon hours to pour everything they had, for a second time, into rebuilding their salon.
In June 2020, Shagg Salon finally reopened for business.
“The fire, the devastation, the work two times over – I would not wish that on anyone,” Gina shared, following with, “Yet we survived, and we were able to rebuild and come back. That’s no small feat.”
The new Shagg is even stronger than before with a united team of stylists, confident in their mission to be a family through hard work and love. From the beginning, Gina and Dayna’s motto has been a simple “I love you”. They are one big family: staff, clients, and the Flat Rock community. Their goal is for everyone to feel welcomed and loved when they are in their salon. To quote one of their longtime clients, “they serve kindness.” This is the vibe and energy you feel from the moment you walk in until the moment you walk out the door.
Shagg is a full-service salon offering a plethora of head-to-toe services to accommodate all your beauty wishes! Whether you are looking for a new hairstyle, extending your lashes, lessons on how to apply makeup, or a special occasion updo, Shagg Salon is here to make you feel beautiful and loved.
Shagg’s team consists of nine stylists, three assistants, a nail tech, and an extremely friendly receptionist. The Shagg team strives to be humbly talented in their crafts and pass along their knowledge to local schools of cosmetology in the area. Standing as members of their community, is very important to the Shagg family always give back to a town that has given them so much.
If you are looking for that one-of-a-kind experience that will not only have you looking amazing when you leave but also feeling loved, come visit Shagg! They offer gift certificates, monthly specials, and client referral incentives.
Shagg Salon is located at 26317 Gibraltar Rd, Flat Rock, MI 48134
Feature story written by Shayla Viterllo-Hopper, Flat Rock Our Hometown