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Neither time, nor the pandemic or 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.

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Tiller Strings: sales, rentals, repair, sheet music, accessories.

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.

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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.

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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

Zany cookies and holiday spirit fuel a big weekend for downtown businesses

Sara Christensen, owner of The Lady Jane and member of the Friendly City Merchants, recognizes this weekend’s Winter Wonderfest as more than just boon to businesses’ bottom lines but also as a communal holiday celebration.

Local company and volunteers’ elbow grease spruce up key walkway

A pattern of black diamonds grew slowly in the alley outside Finnigan’s Cove Seafood Bar & Grill, thanks to the helping hands of volunteers partnering with Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance this week.

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