The Downtown Insider
Thank you to all of the donors who contributed to our Back the Burg Campaign! With your support, we raised $15,725 in 3 months.

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2016 was a pivotal year for Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. It was a year of reflection, change, and growth as an organization. Click here to take a look at some of our most memorable moments.
The Downtown Scene
Downtown Business News & Updates
  • Agora Downtown Market - is a new retail concept, coming this spring, in the Wine Bros. Building beside Clementine. This space will be an opportunity for for small-scale retailers to open a business downtown in a cool, shared environment. Stop by the Open House and Pop Up Art Show on Sat. 14 from 6-9pm. Enjoy art by Michael Broth, free drinks and appetizers and a sneak peek inside this exciting new space. 
  • We'd like to welcome Hotel Appalachia - downtown's newest recording studio. They are perfect for practice & production room, studio rehearsal & recording, or rentals for groups and teachers (ex. yoga, dance, music).
  • Magnolia's Tacos & Tequila Bar is opening soon at 14 E Water St (the former Social BBQ Space.) They are hiring now!
  • Don't forget the Harrisonburg Farmers Market is open throughout the winter on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. You'll find fresh, locally produced spinach and kale, artisan breads, hot soups and coffee, local honey for your tea, meat, eggs, dairy products, winter squash, potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic. 
  • As the Keezell Building is renovated, Cats Cradle has relocated to 128 W Market Street #102 in the Wetsel Seed Building. Cats aren't allow but you can still see photos and videos of who is available for adoption and access their other services and merchandise. They are looking for downtown off-site adoption venues, so reach out if you can help.
  • Court Square Coffee is on hiatus as Jeremiah Young is transitioning the business to a new owner. We'll let you know when the java spot will reopen, but we'll miss Jeremiah's friendly smile and waves in the mornings!
  • Pure Eats closed their location at the Ice House before the holidays. We'll let you know what's coming into the space.
Construction on Main Street Update
What was supposed to be an overnight project on Main Street unfortunately is taking a little longer then expected.  While conducting planned upgrades to water service for downtown buildings, additional unexpected repairs are necessary to fix the underground utilities.

"While this is an inconvenience to motorists and the businesses, we appreciate your patience," explained Ed Roach, Public Utilities planner. "Our crews have been working in this area since Sunday night and are committed to the project and to making the unexpected repairs." 

We apologize for any inconvenience to the business owners and those of you traveling to the downtown area.
Downtown Job Openings
  • The Arts Council of the Valley is currently hiring for the position of Communications and Programs Coordinator. Apply here.  
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