Movie-Themed Windows Come Alive in Rochester’s Posed Event

(Diane Williams Shaw, Oct. 6, 2017)

Rochester, MI – Downtown Rochester storefronts came to life Thursday night with displays from favorite movies with live mannequins giving their best poses for the passers-by.

“We enjoy the event,” said Diane Williams Shaw who took pictures as she went from store to store. “The storeowners are so creative and fun, and we love seeing who might show up in the windows – a store owner’s son, a high school athlete, a local volunteer, etc.

“We usually grab Dana’s mom and our two 8 year old boys and walk around and see if we can tell what the windows are before reading the signs.

“It brings a lot of people downtown! And sometimes casual visitors do not know what’s going on and are asking what the excitement is all about, and you get to introduce them to the theme!

“We saw the last window headed south before the bridge was Xena window, we are big fans and were very sorry we missed it in foot, it looked amazing! Our favorites included the Ghostbusters, Harry Potter and the Frankenstein window. Edward Scissorhands was cool as well, and we always love what the Funky Frog puts on- this year it was “Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs!”

Shaw also enjoyed the samples of Sanders’s chocolate caramels.

Posed is an annual event where displays compete for the best with a text-to-vote poll.  Participating businesses included:

2017 Participating Businesses
2nd Street Studio of Dance
@ Home Furniture
Arterra Realty
Aurum Design Jewelry
Haig’s of Rochester Fine Jewelry
Holy Cannoli’s
LeConte Fine Menswear
MI State of Mind
O’Connor’s Public House
Oliver Simone Salon
Retro Fitness Rochester
Rochester Sportscards and Memorabilia
Simply the Best Boutique
South Street Skateshop
The Funky Frog Children’s Resale Boutique
The Ski Company Ltd.
The Urban Merchant
Tutus & Tendus
WHOO Upscale Resale for a Cause

The winners were:

First Place – 2nd Street Studio of Dance: Ghostbusters
Second Place – The Urban Merchant: Journey to the Moon
Third Place – @Home Furniture: Avatar

Learn more about Downtown Rochester at https://www.downtownrochestermi.com/.