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.
The Flat Rock DDA along with the Flat Rock Community Foundation is presenting the 8th Annual Cruzin’ Flat Rock Car and Truck Show. Flat Rock Our Hometown is a Major Supporter of Cruzin’ Flat Rock.
The PSCU Cruzin’ Flat Rock Car and Truck Show is Saturday, September 18, 2021.
The 2021 Show includes;
- Free Registration on site (see info below on printable form)
- Trophies Awarded
- FREE Event Shirt to former Cruzin’ Trophy Winners (Must bring trophy to receive free shirt)
- All Classes and Styles of Cars and Trucks Welcome
- Registration runs 9 AM until Noon
- Show starts at 10 AM Ends at 2:15 PM
- Gibraltar Road Loop Cruise starts at 2:15 PM (Click Here for map)
The show also includes;
- Door Prizes
- 50/50 benefits the Flat Rock Animal Shelter
- Basket Raffle benefits the Train Depot
- DJ music starting at 10 AM
- Live performance at 11 AM
- Event Shirts Discount with registration (2 per registered vehicle)
- Food on site
- Cruzin’ Flat Rock show is at 28800 Arsenal Road in Flat Rock, Mi. across from HuRoc Park.
- New this year-The Flat Rock Train Depot will be open with a Family Discount.
This year’s show entry point will once again be at Arsenal and West Huron River Roads near HuRoc Park. (Site Address is 28800 Arsenal Road) (Follow the signs)
Visitors to the show can park on Atwater, East Huron River and Gibraltar Roads.
There will be music with a DJ Michael, starting at 10 AM and a live performance by local singer Courtney Lynn at 11 AM. There will also be Door prizes You can get into the drawing for the door prizes by registering on site when you come in. Trophy and Door Prize presentation at 1:30 PM
Each registered vehicle will be able to purchase TWO Cruzin’ Flat Rock shirt at a Great Discount.
There will also be carnival style food trucks on site for those who want purchase a snack to eat. Or you can walk to some of our great local restaurants like Atwater Street Taco, Nutrition Hub and Michael’s On The River. Check your Cruzin’ booklet for discounts and more information on the show.
You can also pick up copies of the registration forms at some of our local area business.
We want to thank Public Service Credit Union for being our Title Sponsor.
Cruzin” Flat Rock would like to Thank all of our local sponsors listed here;
Atkins Insurance, Atwater Street Taco, Atwater Paddle , Station 24, Auto Financial Group, Biggby Flat Rock, C. E. Raines Company –Riverview, Cooking in the “D” Catering, Crusin Classics Agency –Wyandotte, Fellows and Co. Family Auto, Flat Rock Auto Care LLC, Flat Rock Auto Supply, Flat Rock Hardware, Flat Rock Our Hometown, Flat Rock-DDA, Flat Rock Community Foundation, Frost & Remer Insurance Agency, GLC Landscaping, S&J Cupcakery, Jim’s Butcher Shop, McKenna & Associates, Michael’s On The River, Nutrition Hub, Strands Salon, Public Service Credit Union (PSCU), RE/MAX Masters, Rite On Auto Sales, Rock-On Smokers, The Mike Hall Agency, Vintage Blossoms, Zick Law Agency, Zorba’s Coney Island and GoJo’s Grubhub.
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.
This year’s annual “Chalk The Walk” takes place on Saturday June 5th at HuRoc Park from 11AM to 1PM. Chalk The Walk is presented FREE to the public. This annual event is a family fun event where artist of all ages can stop by HuRoc Park on Arsenal Road in Downtown Flat Rock and show their skills. This seventh Annual Event is presented by Flat Rock Our Hometown and the Flat Rock Downtown Development Authority. Chalk the Walk is sponsored by Michelle Davis Group at RE/MAX Masters, Flat Rock who provides the chalk to artist of all ages, and Biggby Coffee of Flat Rock who will provide drinks for the young ones.
We thank both of these local businesses for their support.
Artist of all ages are welcome to draw on the walkway around HuRoc Park.
Chalk will be provided in various colors to the First 100 Artists.
An adult must be present to chaperone any artiest under 13 years old.
Families, School and Church Groups are all WELLCOME!
The important thing is to HAVE FUN
See You at HuRoc Park for Chalk The Walk on June 5th