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Community Perspective: How to be a better business ally

For local businesses, allyship can be crucial to success, and Peregrin Sanchez, director of the Friendly City Safe Space, submitted a piece suggesting how.

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Mexican restaurant owner to open third location in Harrisonburg

Jose Reyes, co-owner of Tequila Taco Bar, plans to open his third restaurant in Harrisonburg — another Tequila Modern Mexican — as early as this spring. Last April, Tequila Modern Mexican off of Reservoir St. opened, and just short of a year later, a new location is opening near the Dayton Walmart.

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From Army dreams to gluten-free sweets: Baker finds a place in town

If you’ve savored BMC Bakes’ pastel macarons, sugar-coated donuts or neatly packed layered cakes in a jar, you might not have realized they were gluten-free. That’s precisely how Sarah Baker prefers it. 

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Event seeks to help local businesses grow

Valley entrepreneurs and business owners are gearing up to sharpen their skills, network and get support from fellow business leaders at the second annual Shenandoah Valley Entrepreneurship Summit on Oct. 23 and 24 in Harrisonburg.

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Co-op’s Community Harvest Party returns for first time since 2018

The Friendly City Food Co-op will celebrate autumn and National Co-op Month with a Community Harvest Party from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the store’s parking lot.

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A sign that says "See Y'All in March. We miss you. Love, the Little Grill"

Little Grill, big institution: the once and future owners plan to reopen it as soon as next month

After being closed since last year, The Little Grill is reopening this spring under new management — who also happen to be the former owners. The restaurant also has some new additions planned to go with its familiar flavors.

Local barbecue landmark celebrates 75 years — and patrons are revved up

The kitchen is filled with cooks chopping up pork for a pulled pork sandwich, breading a freshly cut chicken leg for some hot fried chicken or using the tongs to pull out strips of steak from a pan onto a bun for a homemade cheesesteak.

Local restaurants endured the summer of ‘Now Hiring,’ but it hasn’t been easy for some

Like many restaurants and retail stores across the country, Harrisonburg businesses have faced some challenges in finding — and keeping — employees this summer, although their experiences have been almost as diverse as the types of food and products they sell. 

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