Frenz Coffee House pours its last cup of Java

One last time—this one’s for you! Pictured are Frenz baristas (l–r) Sue MacCauley, Felix Smith, Kris Pena, owners Michelle and Rich Zeck, Phil Hoskins, and the Zecks’ daughter Shea. Not pictured is Heather Miller.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL When Rich and Michelle Zeck opened Frenz Coffee House in Rockford in July 2006, they had a dream of creating a place of community fellowship where everyone would feel welcome. They accomplished that goal and much more. But Friday evening, Feb. 4, more than 1,100 past customers on the coffee […]

Frenz hosts friends for meet and greet

Rep. Tom Pearce (standing) watches over Peter MacGregor (seated), who is receiving sage advise from Abraham Lincoln himself.

by Cliff and Nancy Hill Last Thursday afternoon, June 24, Rockford’s Frenz Coffee House hosted a “Meet and Greet” for Michigan House of Representative hopeful, Peter MacGregor.  MacGregor, a Republican who is currently serving as Cannon Township Supervisor, is running for the term-limited 73rd District seat of Rep. Tom Pearce. The first hurdle in what will be […]

Author stops in Rockford on national book-signing tour

Frenz Coffee House owner Rich Zeck (right) welcomes police officer and author Barry W. Ozeroff (left) for a book signing as part of Ozeroff’s national tour.

by RICH ZECK Police officer and author Barry W. Ozeroff from Portland, Ore., pulled into Frenz Coffee House last week to sign copies of his latest book “The Dying of Mortimer Post.” The author is on a national book promotional tour that started in Oregon and goes to Ohio, down to Florida, then to San […]

Letters to the Editor – September 3, 2009

A THANK YOU—With a wave of thanks, the Frenz Coffee House family—(l–r) Michele, Shea and Rich Zeck—express their heart-felt appreciation to the community for supporting the small Rockford business.

Miracles—you bet they happen! Dear Editor, Last month, Frenz Coffee House came to a crossroads as to whether we would continue to exist. There were forces both seen and unseen that worked to undermine the business and push us toward being another sad statistic in this current economy. Don’t get me wrong, we were 100 […]

Michael Lee to perform in Rockford

On Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m., Michael Lee will be performing at the Frenz Coffee House in the Promenade on Bridge St. in Rockford. Michael Lee is a singer-songwriter from the Boyne area of northern Michigan, whose vocal and lyrical style won him first place in the 2008 Mid North Michigan Blues Challenge in […]