Local Spa Night with Valley Green Naturals

Needing some serious “me time”? Come and pamper yourself with Valley Green Naturals  and Friendly City Food Co-op for a start to finish spa-night. From cleansers and toners to mud masks and creams, you won’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity. This is your chance to relax and learn all about local, natural products while enjoying a 4-step facial!

Those attending the events will be able to experience the following cleaners, toners, and facial therapies: Activated Charcoal Honey Cleanser, a Lemon Honey Facial Cleanser, Skin Brightening Facial Toner, Dead Sea Mineral Mud Masque, Daily Hydration Facial Therapy, and Nightly Hydration Facial Therapy.

There will be Co-op snacks to enjoy everyone will be sent home with great goodie bags containing all these items and more!

Run, Sweat & Beers

After launching last spring, Run, Sweat & Beers is a friendly event meant to bring people who love running and drinking beer together. It’s totally free and no pre-registration required! The event starts and finishes at Brothers Craft Brewing on the fourth Friday of every month at 5:30 pm. They  have a 1 mile, 3 mile, or a 5 mile running option so you pick what you’re feeling that day. And as if you needed any more convincing, the run is completed with discounted brews in the tasting room at Brothers Craft Brewing.

Run Routes:

1 mile turnaround at Gay Street and N. Main Street
3 mile turnaround on S. Main Street directly in front of Quad at James Madison University
5 mile turnaround just past El Charro on S. Main Street

Bro’s Coffee Fest

Do you like coffee, breakfast food, and beer? If you answered ‘yes’ to all three, it’s time to mark your calendars! This is your chance to join Brother Craft Brewing on Saturday, September 17th for their 2nd annual Coffee Fest!

From 10 am – 11 pm (yes, a whole thirteen hours) Brothers Brewing will be serving you the best in caffeinated drinks with coffee vendors, food trucks serving up coffee and breakfast inspired dishes, and of course, coffee inspired beer.

But wait! It gets better! There will be live music from 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm and guests will also have the opportunity at playing cornhole and giant Jenga!

Live music:
Mike Howdyshell (12:30-1:30)
Delaplane (2:00-3:00)
Britton James – Singer/Songwriter (4:30-7:30)

Coffee vendors:
Friendly City Food Co-op
Black Sheep Coffee Harrisonburg
Nova Coffee Labs

Food:
Rocktown Slops (serving breakfast inspired slops all day)
Mashita (serving lunch/dinner from 1:00 on)
Heritage Bakery & Cafe

Tap list:
Drunken Mornings
Coconut Vanilla Daylight Cravings
The release of Local Roast (Coffee Oatmeal Stout)!
Coffee pin (more info TBA)
Coffee infusion (more info TBA)

Downtown Welcomes New Mobile Boutique

Fashion lovers rejoice! Food trucks step aside! The Shenandoah Valley’s very first fashion boutique on wheels is here! The Gypsy Catwalk is a mobile and online boutique serving you the latest in all things fashion.

Located in the Downtown Parking Lot between Taj of India and Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, Gypsy Catwalk “specializes in an ever-rotating colorfully curated collection of tops, dresses and statement jewelry.” Plus everything is $100 or less!

You can shop the boutique online thru www.thegypsycatwalk.com, Facebook or Instagram. And if you’re looking for an even better bonus, you can reserve the truck for a private party or fundraiser!

The Indonesian Café you never knew you wanted is now OPEN

BoBoKo, pronounced bo-BO-ko, is now open at the Ice House (217 S. Liberty Street).   Hotiman Ridwan is the lead chef and he cooks up everything from an amazingly tender stewed beef (Beef Randang) to a succulent tomato and butternut squash curry soup.   So if you’re looking to enjoy flavorful and authentic southeast asian food during these dog days of summer, look no further than BoBoKo.

Boboko at the Ice House

Boboko at the Ice House

Server bring out plates of food.

Lunch is Waiting!

Hours: 11:00 – 2:00pm, 4:30pm – 8:00pm Wednesday – Saturday and 10:00am – 2:00pm on Sundays

Menu

Phone: 540-434-3542

Ribbon Cutting @ One39 North Liberty Street

The former Hess Furniture building at 139 N. Liberty Street had its official ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday.

139 N Liberty Street Ribbon Cutting

139 N Liberty Street Ribbon Cutting

The renovation project, completed in January, features over 13,000 square feet of commercial space and houses current businesses Frame Factory, Edward Jones, IT Decisions, Immerge Technologies, Journey Counseling, and Big Valley Law.  At Matchbox, we were happy to celebrate another successful project long alongside our tenants!

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139 N Liberty Renovation

139 North Liberty Street, formerly the Hess Furniture building, is set to reopen this month with an exciting new tenant roster.   The building underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2015 to convert the building from an open furniture showroom to a space featuring six new downtown retail and office tenants:

The Frame Factory

Big Valley Law

IT Decisions

Edward Jones

Immerge Technologies

Before Renovations to 139 N Liberty Street

Before Renovations to 139 N Liberty Street

 

After Renovations to 139 N Liberty Street

After Renovations to 139 N Liberty Street

Gone are the chairs up to the ceiling and the dressers as far as the eye can see (which to be fair, was kind of awesome in a treasure hunter Nicolas Cage kind of way).   Instead, we see new spaces that both integrate the character of the older building and modernize its systems to work within the modern era.

At Matchbox, we are thrilled to be able to renovate and represent another downtown property for the people of Harrisonburg!