2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Developer Spotlight: Mike Larsen, Fiat Chrysler, Penske and Kroger
Developer Mike Larsen has properties across the country, stretching coast-to-coast in more than 40 states—but out of everywhere he’s worked, Romulus is by far one of his favorite communities.
What is TIFA?
What is TIFA?
The word TIFA is a term we often hear in city government, but what does it mean, and how does it work?
Romulus Receives Five Stars in eCities Economic Development Report for Third Consecutive Year
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Interest in Virtual Learning Center Survey
Two Massive Developments Thriving in Romulus Despite COVID-19-Fox2 News
One is Vistar on Smith Road just east of Vining Road. It's is an essential provider of cold storage food products. The plan to bring this 165,000 square-foot facility was in the works right before the pandemic hit.
Business Spotlight: Tony Antone, Amazon & Vistar
“If you’re looking for a place that’s business friendly, look no further than Romulus,” said developer Tony Antone.
Tony worked with the City of Romulus to attract the Amazon fulfillment center, a development that created 1,500 local jobs for residents.
Business Spotlight: Romulus Fire Department Cadet Program
Romulus is a safe place to live and work, due in part to the dedicated men and women who serve in our police and fire departments. Mentoring and growing the next generation of leaders and public servants is a priority for both departments, and a key factor to ensuring the safety of our community and residents.
Business Spotlight: Medline Industries
The medical device logistics industry was growing even before the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of our nation’s medical supply chain. For Romulus-based healthcare manufacturer Medline Industries, that means tapping into the city’s talent pool to create new jobs in the community.
Business Spotlight: Kroger
The City of Romulus has remained focused on ensuring our community is a place for all residents and businesses to thrive and grow. With access to major freeways, the airport and Class-A rail lines, Romulus has become known as a prime location for global companies to build, expand and develop, creating new jobs for residents and in turn improving our local economy.
Business Spotlight: Bird's Big Pumpkins
Pumpkins come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but for those looking to have the largest pumpkin in the neighborhood, Romulus residents know where to go: Bird’s Big Pumpkins. Located on the farm at 16750 Hannan Road, Bird’s Big Pumpkins has been providing Romulus families with pumpkins for generations.
Business Spotlight: Colorful Events
If you have been to Movies in the Park, Pumpkin Festival, Easter Egg Hunt or any other Romulus community events, you have likely met Dominique House. Dominique is the owner of Colorful Events, LLC, an entertainment and décor company that specializes in balloon décor, face painting, magic shows, henna tattoos and other party services.
Business Spotlight: Johnston Enterprises
Johnston Enterprises, formerly known as Johnston’s Lithograph, has been operating in the city of Romulus since 1961. The third-generation commercial print shop creates books, catalogs, flyers, posters, signage and banners for interested customers.
Attention Residents in the northern portion of the City:
Spotlight: Detroit Regional Aerotropolis
While most residents may be familiar with DTW, many are not aware that the City is part of the Detroit Regional Aerotropolis Development Corporation—a four-community, public-private economic development partnership with the Wayne County Airport Authority. Stretching from the City of Romulus to Van Buren Charter Township, the City of Taylor and Huron Charter Township, Aerotropolis aims to drive new investment around DTW and Willow Run Airport.
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Business Spotlight: Downtown Romulus Flower Shop
Located at 36726 Goddard Road, Downtown Romulus Flower Shop boasts a custom-made flower cooler, one of the only florists in Southeast Michigan with such a design. In addition to the ability to place custom-designed orders over the phone or online, customers can shop the cooler for daily arrangement offerings.
Business Spotlight: Block's Stand and GreenhouseThe weather is warming up, which means Block’s Stand and Greenhouse is getting ready to open its doors. Owners Fred and Jim been working closely with the City of Romulus, the Fire Department and the Police Department to make sure Block’s is up-to-code and safe to open its doors in keeping with State of Michigan Executive Orders on May 1.
Noxious Weed Notice to the Property Owners in the City of RomulusSchedule for city cuts of properties not in compliance and full details on the Noxious Weed program, can by found by visiting this page.
Business Spotlight: Magnum Tools
Magnum Tools in Romulus specializes in the sales and distribution of high-end construction equipment and supplies to residential and commercial contractors. However, since the COVID-19 outbreak, Magnum Tools has put “business as usual” on hold to create portable Plexiglass sneeze guards that sit on store counters to protect store clerks and gas station employees from the virus.
Business Spotlight: Ecorse Marketplace
Back in the early 1980s, Nick Jarbou was looking for a growing, friendly community to start a business – something he had always been interested in pursuing, due in part to his entrepreneurial spirit.
“After looking around at other cities, I saw that Romulus had a lot of potential for growth,” said Nick. “I was lucky to find a building for sale and have been a part of this community ever since.”
Business Spotlight: Walter's Bar and Romulus Lanes
Walter’s Bar and Romulus Lanes have been staples in the community for over 75 years.
After successfully running a market in town, Walter Perecki opened Walter’s Bar in 1943 and added the bowling alley two years later.
“There’s so much history in this building,” says Stephanie. “We have customers who used to be pin boys in the forties. It just feels like home.”
Business Spotlight: Artisan Reserve Brewery
When Artisan Reserve opened in Romulus in September 2018, it was the result of 60 years of experimentation in brewing, at least for Dearborn resident Richard Kasaba.
“Going backward toward the future,” is how he and fellow owner Brian Bush, a Romulus resident, describe their technique.
It was Brian’s father who suggested opening the brewery in Romulus.
How to Report Blocked Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
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Business Spotlight: Aztec Manufacturing Corporation
A minority-owned company, Aztec was originally located in Ecorse, where it machined castings and forgings for the Ford Heavy Truck Division. After five successful years in the industry, Aztec quickly outgrew its old building and moved to its current location in Romulus—a 74,000-square-foot warehouse and manufacturing facility with an additional 5,000-square-feet of office space.
Business Spotlight: Abernathy & Pickles
Located at 37129 Goddard Road, Abernathy & Pickles is downtown Romulus’ one-stop shop for vintage collectibles and “reloved” furniture. From custom signs and coffee bars to tables, beds and chairs, owner Carol Bevins can turn any old, wooden furniture to a shabby chic repurposed piece.
Romulus Responds to State Regarding Deep Injection Well ConcernsOn Friday, October 4, 2019, Mayor Burcroff sent a full report of findings and concerns related to the deep injection well on Citrin Drive in Romulus to the State of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.
City of Romulus Urges State to Host Public Hearing on Deep Injection Well License Transfer“We believe the residents of Romulus have a right to be heard before operations begin under new ownership at the deep injection well on Citrin Drive,” Mayor LeRoy Burcroff said. “As a city, we must come together in urging that the state listen to our many concerns. We, the city administration and city council, as well as members of the public, must speak in one united voice.”
New 34th District Court Host Agreement Reached, dispels rumors
Romulus, Township of Sumpter, Charter Township of Van Buren, Charter Township of Huron, Belleville Agree to Terms
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City of Romulus Opt Out on Marihuana
PURSUANT TO STATE LAW, THE ROMULUS CITY COUNCIL HAS OPTED OUT OF ALLOWING ANY MEDICAL MARIHUANA FACILITIES OR RECREATIONAL MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS TO BE LOCATED IN THE CITY OF ROMULUS.
THIS DOES NOT AFFECT THE ABILITY OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE A MEDICAL MARIHUANA CARD FROM POSSESSION OF MARIHUANA IN AMOUNTS PERMITTED BY LAW OR THOSE WHO ARE 21-YEARS OR OLDER FROM POSSESSING FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES THE AMOUNT PERMITTED BY STATE LAW.
Romulus Highlighted in SEMCOG Report on Nonresidential Development in the Region
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) released a report last month on nonresidential development in southeast Michigan during 2018.
Throughout the report, Romulus was touted as a large source of the development.
New Water Bill Changes
Water bills will now be tabulated for every two months of usage. Please call the Water Department if you have any questions.