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Downtown News

Downtown’s Newest Addition: Urgie’s Bar at The Carriage House

January 30, 2019 by Rebecca McDonald

Walking into the newly renovated Carriage House, the new home of Urgie’s Cheesesteaks, it’s difficult to imagine that this brightly lit space used to house offices. With authentic wooden bar tops, massive windows, and a state-of-the-art bar, the new space feels like a place that you’d never want to leave. more

HDR Seeks Director of Marketing

January 8, 2019 by Kim Kirk

is seeking an experienced marketing professional to lead our organizational storytelling and marketing of downtown Harrisonburg to the local and regional area. The Director of Marketing sets the organization’s marketing, promotions, and communications direction; has creative control over strategy and implementation; designs and implements marketing plans and campaigns for the downtown district overall as well as for individual HDR programs and projects. more

Top 5 Highlights of 2018

December 31, 2018 by Kim Kirk

2018 was an amazing year for downtown and our organization. There were a lot of fun and memorable moments, but here's some of our favorites! more

Feel the Holiday Spirit in Downtown

December 6, 2018 by Guest

Want to know everything happening in downtown for the big parade? Here's a list of all the fun and cool things the businesses are helping out with! more

NYE Celebrations in Downtown

November 30, 2018 by Rania Zaied

Looking for the perfect way to welcome in the New Year? Downtown Harrisonburg has you covered! We've got the inside scoop on all the wonderful events going on this upcoming New Years Eve. more

The Small Business Saturday Experience

November 21, 2018 by Susie Patrick

As Thanksgiving approaches tomorrow, shoppers everywhere are gearing up for one of the largest shopping weekends of the year. We know you can't help but browse the Black Friday deals, but we encourage you to shop on Small Business Saturday. This day is particularly important for downtown and you can feel good about your purchases knowing that you’re making a difference by supporting the little guys. It's also about the experience! Don't settle for long lines and chaos at the big box stores.  more

Bigger isn’t always better. Shop Small.

November 14, 2018 by Rania Zaied

What sounds better to you? more