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Friendly City Finds

October 19, 2018 by Noelle Dondero

We’re bringing you some of our favorite finds in downtown this week, including great deals, new merchandise and the scoop on all of the mysterious scooters you’re seeing around town.

  1. It’s Bulk Week at Friendly City Food Co-Op. All bulk items are 10% off through Saturday. The selection is impressive and buying in bulk is a great way to help reduce waste and do good for the environment. While you’re shopping, be sure to check out their spooky Halloween snack collection along with their bake-your-own-pumpkin-pie display that has all the necessities suited for a lovely DIY fall season.
  2. Did you ever want to dress up your cat or dog in a bow-tie? Check out The Lady Jane for exactly that! Owner Sara Christensen is dedicated to fostering cats through Cat’s Cradle, and the new bow-tie accessories from Sweet Pickles Designs are just one way the store is sharing their passion for their furry friends. When you stop by, you may be greeted by Miss Maggie, the shop’s 19th foster cat. She’s a 4- year old who loves belly rolls, ear scratches, and tuna-flavored treaties.
  3. Have you seen the huge wall of cards at The Laughing Dog? The owner, Kathy Kraft just designed this beautiful display, which shows off their extensive selection of greeting and note cards – everything from vintage and humorous to artful. The new display takes up an entire wall and has hundreds of options to browse which will keep you busy for a bit!
  4. Frye is back at The Yellow Button this season. They have plenty of drool-worthy bags and shoes for anyone that’s been missing this brand for awhile downtown. The Button is also on trend with plenty of mustard, caramel, and brown-colored pieces for your fall wardrobe. Don’t be surprised if you leave with one of their new Thymes candles too. The holiday scents will get your attention as soon as you walk inside. 
  5. Bird hit Harrisonburg last week, and people are loving it. It’s like a bike share program, but with a scooter, and you can leave the scooter anywhere you want when you’re done instead of returning it to a docking station. Download the Bird app to find them nearby and unlock your ride. It’s only $1 to start, and you can go just about anywhere.