Façade Grant Improvements
The Flat Rock Downtown Development Authority has approved two grant applications from business and property owners for façade improvements.
Applications for the grant funds have been received from the proposed Sugar Island Baking Co. at 28773 Telegraph Rd. and for improvements to a parcel at 27500 Telegraph Rd. that formerly housed a sign shop for many years. The baking company is from Gibraltar and will move in to a site located behind Fifth Third Bank.
Under the façade program, the DDA provides financial assistance to property or business owners wanting to renovate commercial buildings and structures within the DDA district. The assistance is in the form of grants or loans.
Click Here to see how this program can help your downtown business.
Also, Flat Rock Our Hometown organization in planning the seventh annual Haunted Fall Spooktacular and Trunk-or Treat pre-Halloween celebration set for 3-6 p.m. Oct. 23 in the downtown area. The DDA is providing tables, chairs and tents for visitors to take part in the celebration.
Holiday Lighting downtown.
The DDA has hired Grosse Ile Lawn and Sprinkler Company to help illuminate the downtown at night for Christmas. They have also purchased new decorations from Bronner’s in Frankenmuth to hang on utility poles downtown.
Completion of Telegraph Street Lighting
DTE has finalized a project to adding 44 new street light poles along Telegraph Rd. (US-24) from Ypsilanti to the Railroad Viaduct. Now all of Telegraph Road in Flat Rock has the newer style LED lighting making downtown a safer place to be.
Masserant’s Feed & Grain is a family owned and has been operating since 1982. Masserant’s is the best place to find unbeatable prices and friendly service in the area. Masserant’s was started by Gerald Masserant and his three sons: Dave, Ken and Rollin Masserant. The original mill located on Mill St. in Newport, MI was purchased from the Kahlbaum Brothers of Carleton, MI. . Masserant’s Feed & Grain is currently owned by Dave and Catherine Masserant, Rollin and Brenda Masserant, Pete and Laura Burkhardt, and Kerry and Cheryl Burkey. They have expanded to serve customers at four convenient locations in Newport, Flat Rock, Monroe and Lambertville.
The Flat Rock location at 27550 Telegraph Rd. and was added in 1993 to serve the downriver area. The location boasts many of the services found at our flagship store in Newport including: propane refills, brick pavers, wall stone, topsoil, and mulch. Masserant’s Feed & Grain also specializes in pool supplies and chlorine. We have an excellent selection of pet supplies, treats, wild bird seed, and livestock feed.
Business Hours in Flat Rock are;
Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone Number in Flat Rock (734) 789-1837
FROH’s Taste of Flat Rock which will be this Saturday (July 17) after a year off due to COVID. This year’s Taste will run from Noon until 5. We will be closing down E Huron River from Seneca to Garden Blvd and the participating shops and Restaurants will have booths on the road. There will be face painting, a bounce house, and slide fir kids. Demos by PKSA and Sherry’s School of dance as well as music by Courtney Lynn. There will be tents to keep you cool and a place to sit and enjoy your food.
Here is a list of the participating businesses;
- The Rock
- Wize Guys Bistro
- BYOB-Build Your Own Burrito
- Jim’s Butcher Shop
- Biggby Coffee Flat Rock
- Atwater Street Taco’s
- Taco Bell
- Dairy Queen
- S&J Cupcakery
- Calder Dairy
- Nutrition Hub
- Blue Heron Trading Company
- Not Your Average Shoppe
- Strands of Hair
- Cardinal Quill Tattoo
- Atwater Paddles
- First Congregational UCC
- Public Service Credit Union
Come down and meet up with your friends and neighbors and possibly make new friends, in person.
This is a family event brought to you by Flat Rock Our Hometown and support by the Flat Rock Downtown Authority (DDA).
Here is a copy of the 2021 samples that will be available at The Taste of Flat Rock;
Here is a list of our Street Businesses and the items they will have for you;
There will also be entertainment on the street including DJ and Singer Courtney Lynn, PKCA demonstration and Sherry’s Studio dancers. Stop by and check it all out on Saturday July 17th on East Huron River Road in Downtown Flat Rock.
The Chris Canas Band, Detroit’s Prince of the Blues, comes to Flat Rock this Thursday at HuRoc Park. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend two hours enjoying Blues, Funk, Soul and Motown music.
Chris attended Ann Arbor School of performing arts in the Jazz group. He fall in love the guitar and began playing every day. Chris writes, arranges and performs all of his music. His goal is to take blues to the younger generation and keep it alive for his veteran fans. His dream is for everyone to love blues as much as he does.
The Chris Canas Band will play at HuRoc Park in Flat Rock Thursday July 8th from 6:30 to 8:30. His performance is brought to you by Flat Rock Our Hometown and supported by the Flat Rock DDA.
Click Here to listen to some of his live performances.
We are so excited to announce the return of the Flat Rock Riverfest! Join us on Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11th at HuRoc Park for two days of family fun, music, food & entertainment!
For updates on events during the Riverfest go to the Riverfest Facebook page
We can’t wait to see you at the 2021 Flat Rock Riverfest.