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Cally’s To Become Capital Ale House

Monday, June 20, 2011


Capital Ale House announced last week that the Richmond-based restaurant chain will take possession of the space currently occupied by Cally’s Restaurant and Brewery in downtown Harrisonburg. Bill Freehling reported on fredericksburg.com: Capital Ale President Matt Simmons said the success of the Fredericksburg location [currently one of four in Virginia] affected the decision to expand […]

Last Glimpse of Food Co-op Before Official Opening

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


It was a strange scene for a Saturday morning at a grocery store. The shelves were bare and there were no aisles for the small crowd to mill through. No one was being rung up at a cash register. But the Friendly City Food Co-op, which opened its doors to showcase its progress to the […]

Life, Death And Love In Ducktown

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


“This here is Ducktown,” said Nelson Hess, owner of Hess Furniture on North Liberty Street. “Right here there’s a lot of ‘em.” The bustling heart of Ducktown is along the stream between Wolfe and Rock streets, where the residents of the nearby Lineweaver apartment building generously, excessively even, distribute bread and other foodstuffs.

What’s The Downtown Retail ‘Tipping Point?’

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


The idea of mixed-use, high density living, where people reside in apartments over restaurants and retail shops, is appealing to many residents of downtown Harrisonburg. But while the apartments are occupied, many of the commercial spaces on the street level remain vacant. Last week Doug Manners reported in the Daily News-Record on the empty retail […]

No ‘First Night Harrisonburg’ 2011

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


For the first time in 18 years, there will be no First Night celebration in downtown Harrisonburg on New Year’s Eve. TV3 and the Daily News-Record reported in November that plans for First Night had been dropped by organizers, who cited “a lack of volunteers and financial support” for the event. Doug Manners reported on […]

Parking Price Gouging Downtown?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Owners of the parking lot in downtown Harrisonburg between Jack Brown’s and Adona Music did away with metered parking in October and leased the lot to Potomac Parking. In a neighborhood where city-owned parking is free, parking fees in Gus Floros’ privately-owned lot jumped from quarters to dollars: $1 for two hours, $20 for a […]

Harrisonburg’s Holiday Parade in Pictures

Friday, December 3, 2010


On Friday night the crowd gathered around Court Square and lined Main Street, braving the cold air with cups of hot chocolate, hunting clothes and blankets. Then came the marching band, the fire trucks, the candy tossed by the hand fulls. With snow flurries in the air, Harrisonburg’s downtown holiday parade ushered in the season. Thanks […]

City Streets Closed for the Holiday Parade

Friday, December 3, 2010

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The Harrisonburg Police Department wants to remind citizens and parade-goers of the street closings for the parade on Friday, December 3. The parade begins at 7 p.m.; however, streets will be closing earlier in the day. Below is a list of street closures: * Main Street from Cantrell Avenue to Gay Street will be closed […]

Cosmic Debris Rides Vinyl Revival

Thursday, November 4, 2010


In last week’s HHS Newsstreak, Zach McDonnell wrote about Cosmic Debris, a relatively new independent record store in downtown Harrisonburg: “I said, ‘I need a college town,’” explains [Cosmic Debris owner Steve] Cape, “then a friend of mine did some research for me and said Harrisonburg was a much bigger town [than Staunton] with more […]

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.