Tag: local businesses
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.
Igloos, take-out and space heaters: How some Hburg restaurants survived COVID winter
After relying on outdoor spaces and reduced seating to stay open during the pandemic, many local restaurants and bars didn’t hibernate during the winter, but opted to innovate.
They pushed ahead with their dreams in a pandemic. Here’s what they’ve learned.
Despite all the uncertainty — economic and otherwise — that the pandemic created over the last year, some Harrisonburg-area residents chose to follow their dreams and turn their passions into businesses. While launching a new business is always a learning experience, even for seasoned entrepreneurs, doing so amid these conditions have inspired a unique set of lessons learned.
Nearly 11 months in, here’s how local businesses have survived the pandemic and what they’ve learned
When the pandemic hit the United States last March and government orders closed down many of them temporarily, most local business owners were trapped in a kind of economic limbo. To survive, some businesses shifted their business models. Others pursued government loans to keep employees on the payroll. But, above all, many local Harrisonburg businesses learned they could count on the community’s support.
Pepperheads spice up the Valley
Against all better judgement, he swallowed Hell. The hot sauce label clearly stated, “more than one drop is suicide,” so JMU computer science major Landon Gilbert decided the best way to test the warning would be to just eat a whole spoonful of it.
21 questions for Harrisonburg in 2021
Yes, we have lots of questions about how Harrisonburg will emerge on the other side of this pandemic. But there’s a lot more to ponder in the new year as well.