Tag: Downtown businesses
Neither time, nor the pandemic — not even the fire inspector — can end Downtown Books’ story
If there’s one thing to know about Bob Schurtz, it’s this: He never throws away a book. it’s this: He never throws away a book. That philosophy snowballed into Downtown Books, his legendary — albeit overflowing — bookstore on Water Street. Sitting at the front desk littered with packages, CDs and wall-to-wall books, Schurtz explained how he came to own the store 45 years ago.
For her next trick, Magpie owner will make a marketplace and event space appear
Magpie owner and entrepreneur Kirsten Moore plans to lease the building across Gay Street from her diner and repurpose it into a retail market called Liberty Street Mercantile on the ground floor with a multi-use event space on the second.
A downtown park? No more parking decks? Hburg residents have chance to shape city’s future
Harrisonburg community members can inspire a new vision for downtown to help shape its next 20 years, such as what to do with the lots where the two downtown parking decks stand.
COVID-19’s effects send shockwaves of disruption across Harrisonburg
Harrisonburg businesses, organizations and other service providers made gut-wrenching decisions over the past 48 hours to dramatically scale back their interactions with the public. That has meant shifting to carry-out-only for restaurants, cutting back on hours of operations, limiting visitors to the hospital and, in many cases, closing up for the next couple weeks — at least.
Okinawa Joe’s: Zen and the Art of Resurrection
The kitten just showed up on the doorstep at 690 North Main Street, his physical defects obvious, and probably the reason his previous human had abandoned him. But where others may have only seen a terminal case John Garasimowicz saw potential, feeding the little cat, taking him in and dropping the cash at the vet to get his health problems fixed.
Harrisonburg musicians use the stage to help their own, others
The room was packed and lively at the Three Notch’d brewery in Harrisonburg one evening in November. This event was hosted by the Judy Chops to raise money for their “band daddy,” Bill Howard whose mother had passed away. It was one of many benefit shows that are periodically held throughout Harrisonburg