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Singleton Centre is now Flat Rock Square

FLAT ROCK — The Singleton Centre has been bought by a commercial real estate broker who promises improved signage and more coordinated shopping events by the center’s tenants.

Sid Blythe bought the property on Sept. 30 from the son of Jane Singleton, the developer who died in July 2013. Blythe rechristened it Flat Rock Square.
“We’ve got good tenants,” Blythe said. “We’ve got it almost full. We’ve got one space now, a 1,300-square-foot office space. Since we got it I’ve had a ton of people inquire” about renting.
There’s news on the dining front, too.
A two-story space that has been the home of several restaurants is opening as a café again. The Dragonfly will open in the coming weeks, serving salads, sandwiches and comfort food favorites like macaroni and cheese for lunch and dinner.
“We’re changing some of the lighting and some of the landscape,” Blythe said of the center. “Right now we’re just trying to get signs corrected and put in better directional signs so people can find the businesses. I’ll have interior directional signs that will have an arrow plus identify the businesses.”
“Technically the buildings are awesome,” he added. “She did a really a good job.”
The center has 19 spaces. Because some have double-spaces, Blythe has 15 tenants, including the Flat Rock Cinema.
“There were two original buildings and five or six others depending on how you count them,” he said. The center is on the site of the original Flat Rock High School, which was there from 1925 to 1960. After the high school, the site contained Flat Rock Junior High, which was destroyed by fire in 1971.
The center is home to offices, galleries, a wine shop and other retail and office uses. Blythe said he’s talking to tenants about coordinated events to promote the shops, dining and services.