Downtown News

Denton Building Community Meeting Recap

January 23, 2020 by Katie Mitchell

The Denton sign is a beacon to Harrisonburg locals and visitors alike, and now that the building’s future is uncertain, people are getting concerned. Last night, about 200 folks gathered to hear an informative presentation about the situation. Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance executive director Andrea Dono presided over the meeting, which also featured Dr. Carole Nash, associate professor in the School of Integrated Sciences, of James Madison University, who talked about how Court Square downtown has changed through the years. more

Downtown Courts Expansion & The Historic Denton Building

December 18, 2019 by Andrea Dono

For several months, HDR has been working to separate fact from rumor in relation to the expansion of the court facilities downtown. Knowing that the Denton Building, which many recognize as the home of Larkin Arts, figures prominently into those rumors and that its demolition is likely if chosen as the expansion site, we have been very concerned. And, we are not alone in our concern; countless community members have asked us what is going on and what they can do. more

We’re Speaking the Language of Love

December 11, 2019 by Andrea Dono

(Pictured: an artist rendering of the future Language of Love sculpture) more

grace+main coffee shop Welcomes Harrisonburg Residents

November 13, 2019 by Guest

By David Tremain — Located inside Hotel Madison on the corner of Grace Street and Main Street, grace+main coffee shop welcomes JMU students and faculty and city residents to their morning cups of happiness. more

Small Business Saturday (and Black Friday) Downtown

November 13, 2019 by Jeslyn Stiles

Shop small this holiday season! You won’t find big box stores, long lines at the register, or mass-produced items in Downtown Harrisonburg. You’ll discover quality, one-of-kind, artisan items that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll receive personalized attention from small business owners and employees who are knowledgeable about the products they sell. Most importantly, you’ll make a significant impact on our community by investing your money locally. By shopping small, you’re investing in our schools, roads, and other services we use daily. more

Thanksgiving Specials and Fun Downtown

November 12, 2019 by Arushi Sachan

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Destination Downtown: Resolute Weekend

November 7, 2019 by Arushi Sachan

Brothers Craft Brewing hosts their seventh annual Resolute Weekend this weekend, November 8-10—and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! Supported in part by HDR’s Destination Downtown Grant, #TapintoResolute Weekend will be jam-packed with unique opportunities to shop till you drop, knock back a few brews, and celebrate well into the night with live music and entertainment. In fact, Brothers Craft Brewing has partnered with 30+ downtown businesses to offer exclusive discounts and promotions for Resolute Guide holders. more

Veterans Day (and Weekend) Specials and Promotions

November 7, 2019 by Jeslyn Stiles

The Veterans Parade is this Sunday, and many Downtown businesses are also running specials to thank those who have served! Here's where to go Veterans Day weekend and holiday: more

How to Leave Online Reviews

November 7, 2019 by Jeslyn Stiles

Here's a how-to guide to leaving reviews, for Thankful Thursday or any day! more