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            ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., January 16th,  2012 — Birmingham, Mich.-based commercial real estate development firm Robert B. Aikens & Associates LLC today announced the addition of Hot Mama to the tenant line-up at the Village of Rochester Hills in Rochester Hills, Mich.  Scott Aikens, Vice President of Leasing, made the announcement.

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Hot Mama is a rising star in retail, recently profiled by Fast Company and Retailing Today.  With their focus on fashion-forward women’s clothing, Hot Mama adds to the Village’s already impressive roster of fashion retailers.  According to CEO Megan Tamte, Hot Mama specializes in quick and easy to wear clothes that can take a mom to a board meeting, a child’s baseball game, or a date night with her partner.  The goal is to help take care of a woman physically, mentally and spiritually so she can be the best mom she can be.  The Village location will be the first boutique in metro Detroit, adding one more store to Hot Mama’s quickly growing portfolio of 22 stores in 8 states.

The Village Aeropostale Takes Part in a Great Event....



Bring your jeans into the Village Aeropostale starting Monday, January 16th Take part in this event while cleaning out your closet and unwanted jeans. Feel good about making a difference in the life of someone that needs your jeans. And just for helping Aeropostale reach their goal, you get an immediate 25% off your next new pair of jeans.



For those of you who have been paying close attention, you may have noticed a drastic change in the look, feel and information at In fact, you may hardly recognize it.

We decided that, in the digital age, we have an opportunity to better connect you to our retailer’s digital content, and to each other. Thus the genesis for what we hope is a beautifully designed virtual community to extend what we do into cyberspace.

With the help of our friends at Stone Interactive Group, we’ve worked hard to present a new Village experience.

Allow me to break the changes down for you bullet-style:


Photo credit to Rochester Hills Patch and <a href=The Village will soon be welcoming Hepburn's Crepes and Coffee to the center. You'll be able to find it behind Max & Erma's, previously where Tie the Knot pretzel shop was located.

Read more about the opening from Kristin Bull at Rochester Hills Patch here.

Also in the news, for those who have not yet heard, the Village will be getting a taste of Mexican food before the end of the year. Kristin Bull again reported that the Village's Cosi will be replaced by Chipotle before the end of the year. Click here to read more from Kristin.

Photo credit to Rochester Hills Patch's Salam Zahr.

Village of Rochester Hills welcomes Portrait InnovationsPortrait Innovations has joined the list of merchants at The Village of Rochester Hills and have announced its official grand opening on May 10, 2011. The Village welcomes Portrait Innovations as the latest addition to its collection of fine shopping and dining establishments.

Portrait Innovations opened its first store in 2002 in Charlotte, NC. The company now operates more than 200 stores across the country, and the Village location is the eighth to open in Michigan. Their Village of Rochester Hills store is up and running, with its official grand opening on May 10th.

The third annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 3 from 8:00am - 12:00pm. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson began the Brooksie Way races to promote Oakland County and encourage people to become more physically active. Race proceeds support programs that encourage healthy and active lifestyle and are distributed through Brooksie Way mini grants.