Many Thanks to Harrisonburg Water and Harrisonburg Electric Commission

Our staff here at Matchbox Realty & Management Services, and on behalf of our tenants, would like to recognize and send a huge thanks to the Harrisonburg Water and Harrisonburg Electric Commission staff for their hard work, patience, and dedication.

We work closely with these utility providers to keep utilities running when properties get turned for new residents.

Our tenants are well-served by your extra efforts. We wouldn’t be the customer-oriented company we are today if it weren’t for you. Thank you!

FanLogic is coming to Harrisonburg this July

So by now you all must be asking yourself, “who is FanLogic”? Fanlogic is a digital promotions software company that utilizes its patent pending technology to provide brands and agencies the ability to create unforgettable moments by connecting consumers to the brands they love.

Starting July 1, 2017, FanLogic will be located in the Urban Exchange building (233 E. Market) in downtown Harrisonburg.

For more information on the company and what they offer, check them out online at http://fanlogic.com/.

Harrisonburg Easter Egg Hunt

Come out to Westover Park on April 15th at 10:00am for the annual Harrisonburg Easter Egg Hunt! The event, open to city residents only, will have four age divisions: toddlers, 3 years old – kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade, and 3rd & 4th grade.
Kids will have the chance to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny and win special prizes! Keep in mind that this event goes fast. Please arrive early and be prepared to start at 10:00am. Don’t miss out!
For additional information contact Brittany Clem at 540-433-2474 or Brittany.Clem@harrisonburgva.gov
Construction work at Rocktown Kitchen in the Harrisonburg Ice House

New Restaurant Opening in Downtown Harrisonburg!

Rocktown Kitchen Logo

Rocktown Kitchen Logo

Rocktown Kitchen is coming to Harrisonburg with an upper-casual concept that focuses on fresh local ingredients all served with refreshing local brews and wines. But it gets better! The restaurant is currently hiring for all hourly staff! Candidates with prior experience in line/prep cook, serving (waiter/waitress), greeting (host/hostess), bartending, dishwasher/utility are encouraged to apply.

If you need any more convincing, Rocktown Kitchen’s team is led by an award winning Executive Chef with close to two decades of culinary experience!

With interviews starting soon, the team wants you to apply NOW for consideration. If interested in this high energy experience, all applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter to mira.rocktownkitchen@gmail.com.

Stay tuned! More about Rocktown Kitchen, including an opening date, coming soon! 

Construction work at Rocktown Kitchen in the Harrisonburg Ice House

Construction is under way at the new Rocktown Kitchen coming into the Harrisonburg Ice House!

Skyline Literacy’s Downtown Trivia Crawl

It’s time for the second annual Food 4 Thought Downtown Trivia Crawl! This Saturday, April 1st join Ruby’s Arcade, Capital Ale House, Jess’s Lunch, Pale Fire, and Bella Luna for trivia questions and scavenger hunts!

Eat, drink and think for a good cause! In teams of four, visit local downtown restaurants to enjoy amazing food and a chance to win great prices! All proceeds benefit Skyline Literacy, a local nonprofit helping community families improve literacy skills.

For more info on tickets follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-4-thought-downtown-trivia-crawl-tickets-31900198352

Check-in and awards will be at Capital Ale House Harrisonburg!

Taste of the World 2017

Taste of the World is NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center’s annual fundraiser. Every year, the event features an evening of food and music from around the globe.

This year, Taste of the World will feature the region of Southern Asia! (This includes India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangledesh, Madlives, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan).

Join NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center at Park View Mennonite Church at 6:00 pm on the evening of Saturday, March 25th, 2017 for food and silent auction.

Doors open at 5:30 followed by a silent auction from 5:30-8:30 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm.

Purchase your tickets now! They are going to go FAST.
$65.00 per plate
$464.00 for a table of 8
Feel free to send a check to their office (64 W. Water Street, Harrisonburg VA 22801) made payable to NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center, or find them online on our Square online store:
https://squareup.com/store/newbridgesIRC

Note: Ticket prices are higher online due to processing fee. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Thank you!

St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

Break out all the green you have and go see Chick-fil-A of Harrisonburg (1691 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA) on St. Patrick’s Day! Between 12 PM and 6 PM, they will giving away a FREE Small Milkshake of choice to everyone who goes in wearing green!

This promotion is only available between 12 – 6 PM on 3/17/2017. Only valid one milkshake per person wearing green.

Save Your Security Deposit: Flat Stovetops

With move out season around the corner, we want to remind of all our tenants that you are responsible for and will be charged for any damages in your unit, this includes dirty stovetops.

Flat stove tops can be a serious paint to clean if you have never cleaned one. Wiping them down with a damn cloth will only rid of loose debre.  To get tougher stains out like the one pictured above, use a window cleaner or all-purpose cleaner and polish. Spray the areas that have buildup and let sit for  a minute of two. Using the side of a straight edge razor, or a tough sponge, gently scrap over the build up, and wipe clean.

Nobody likes getting a tenant charge for something that could have easily been avoided. Follow us on social for more move #SaveYourSecurityDeposit tips!

Taste of Downtown Week

During Taste of Downtown Week, restaurants come together to showcase their talent and creativity by serving up fresh, innovative menus; one-of-a-kind restaurant collaborations; chef expos, and culinary events. This week will also introduces Savor on Port and Relish Uptown.

Savor on Port and Relish Uptown will offer a variety of locally-owned and international restaurants creating dishes sourced from local farms, making it easy for you to take a “Culinary Trip Around the World” right here in the Shenandoah Valley!

Check out the participating restaurants HERE.

Hotel Appalachia

Last week Hotel Appalachia opened up in Harrisonburg as the newest practice & production room, offering studio rehearsals & recordings, as well as rentals for groups and teachers.

Inspired by the idea that working artists need a working studio, Hotel Appalachia is a professional recording space designed for everyone. State-of-the-art hardware and gorgeously-handcrafted, fully-modular sound-treatment combine in a space that looks as incredible on film as it sounds on tape.

Hotel Appalachia is no ordinary sound-studio. With their Do-It-Professionally-Yourself option, they’ll gladly put ALL of the power in your hands. You don’t know how to run a digital sound board? Don’t worry. They’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started. Perfect for podcasters and independent producers; it’s all the benefits of having a large, well-treated room — and a professional mic-locker and backline — combined with the independence and control of being in your home studio.

Yoga with Essential Oils

Image via The Well Oiled Blog

Image via The Well Oiled Blog

Just like yoga, the use of essential oils can help bring greater awareness to your body and mind. Join Shenandoah Yoga this Saturday February 18th from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm for a unique class that combines yoga with essential oils practice. Gentle breath work coupled with conscious movement enable students to feel more connected, energized and balanced. No prior yoga experience is required! All levels are welcome! Drop in or use your regular yoga class pass.

What are you waiting for? Sign up and save your spot!

Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides

Worried about what to get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Plan a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through JMU’s beautiful Edith J. Carrier Arboretum! Rides are on Sunday February 12th and Tuesday February 14th from 5-8 pm.

Tickets prices are as follows:
$12 child
$18 adult
$75 private carriage – holds 4 adults or family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children)

For more information and a list of future events, please head to www.jmu.edu/arboretum/.

George Clanton with Negative Gemini

What better to do on a Thursday night than help George Clanton and Negative Gemini kick off their VA tour at The Golden Pony? You know it’s going to be a wild ride of a night so don’t miss it! $10 (All Ages)

Zooanzoo will also be releasing their new album – ‘LOUD MOUTH’ – brought to you by Lagom Audio/Visual. The album will be available in cassette form at the show!

City and JMU Partner to Host Parade

The Dukes are national champions! Last Saturday the Dukes of JMU painted the streets purple and gold in Friso, Texas with a 28-14 win over Youngstown State at the FCS national championship. To celebrate their much anticipated win, the city of Harrisonburg and JMU will he hosting a Champions parade this Saturday, January 14th at 1:00pm! 

The football team, coaching staff, the Marching Royal Dukes and cheerleaders will walk on Main Street, starting at Water Street and ending at the court house steps in Court Square. A few brief remarks will then be made at the court house.

Note that Main Street from, Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to Elizabeth Street, and Court Square will be closed from approximately noon until 3 p.m. Parking on Main Street, along with parking in the public lot across from Newman Avenue, will be prohibited after 10 a.m. on Saturday.

We hope to see you there! Go Dukes!

JMU Championship Game Watch Parties

JMU’s Football team has made it to the FCS National Championship, and in celebration Pale Fire Tap Room is throwing a watch party for the much anticipated game against Youngstown State! They will be opening up an hour earlier than usual. The event is scheduled from 12 pm – 3 pm on January 7th.

Brothers Craft Brewing will also be hosting a watch party and potluck. Doors will open at 12 pm for all of your pregaming needs. Feel free to bring your tailgating grills as they will have the alley set up for the ultimate tailgating experience! Anyone who brings something to contribute to the  potluck will receive $1 off all drafts during the game!

Jimmy’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Are you a total fan of the New Years Eve celebrations? Jimmy Madison’s is having a “Back to the 80’s” NYE party and you are invited!

A special dinner menu is planned with special cocktails, a DJ spinning your favorite 80’s hits, dancing, party favors (while they last) and a champagne toast at midnight! Doesn’t get nay better than that! Get some friends together and go spend New Year’s at Jimmy’s!

The party starts at 11 am on December 31st! Happy New Year!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Brunch

Home for the Holidays? Get in the holiday spirit with The Artful Dodger! This Saturday, December 24th the coffeehouse & cocktail lounge will be hosting an ugly Christmas sweater brunch!

The will have a Christmas themed brunch menu and Christmas drinks. Doors open from 8:30am with brunch starting at 10am. Brunch will be offered Saturday AND Sunday!

The menu:

  • Roasted citrus goose tacos topped with persimmons jalapeno salsa and cilantro
  • Christmas spiral ham, with grand mariner whipped sweet potato and oven roasted brussel sprouts
  • Matcha waffle topped with whipped cream and cranberry sauce royale
  • Christmas cookie platter – a variety of homemade Christmas cookies served with your choice of eggs and bacon or sausage
  • Egg Nog French toast, bella bakery hearth dunked in mt. crawford creamery egg nog and topped with southern comfort maple syrup

Cask for a Cause

Before you take off for the holidays, Brother’s Brewery and United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County invite you to their Cask for a Cause on Friday, December 16 from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Sales from each pint sold will go to the United Way H-R, whose mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the community to create lasting changes in conditions.

There will also be a silent auction of the frame event poster with the proceeds going to United Way H-R.

Free Community Yoga

Calling all yogis! Join Shenandoah Yoga this Friday, December 9 from 7 -8:30 pm for a FREE community yoga class in celebration of the upcoming winter solstice. The class will be open to all levels and new, current and former students. Optional donations of cash or non-perishable food will be accepted and donated 100% to the local food bank.

Holiday Art Market

Join Larkin Arts and 22 other art vendors this Saturday from noon to 7pm for their 5th annual Holiday Art Market! Show your support of local artists while picking out the perfect present for someone at the same time!

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and a full list of the vendors click HERE. To see photos of artists and their work, check their photo album HERE.

We hope to see you there!

Small Business Saturday: Downtown Harrisonburg

Show your love for Downtown Harrisonburg this Saturday, November 26th for Small Business Saturday! This is a day dedicated to celebrate the charm and economic impact that small businesses bring to our community.

The shop small experience is unique. You’ll get the best in personalized customer service, you’ll find unique gifts that weren’t mass produced and most importantly, you’ll play a role in benefiting our local economy. Each dollar you spend at a locally-owned business returns three times more money to your local community than one spent at a chain. Plus, many of our businesses will also be offering special promotions! And we know you can’t say no to a discount!

Clementine will also be hosting  their annual bazaar and art market from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm!

For more info on Small Business Saturday, click HERE.

 

Pale Fire Brewing and Brothers Craft Benefit Beer Dinner

Join Pale Fire and Brother’s Brewing at Capital Ale House this Saturday, November 19th from 7:00-10:00 pm for a fall beer dinner benefiting the Rockingham Day Care Center.

The event will feature a hand-crafted menu of 7 courses all made with local ingredients. Each course will be paired with either a Brothers Craft Brew or Pale Fire brewed beer. With only 25 spots available, this is a must attend event. A portion of the proceeds going to the Harrisonburg Rockingham Day Care Center.

Get your tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1353197?utm_medium=bks 

Valley Dish III: Bella Luna Collaborative Dinner Celebrates Cider Week

Valley Dish is back and just in time to celebrate Virginia Cider Week! As part of the celebration, Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza is hosting Valley Dish III, a collaborative dinner with local farmers and artisan producers, on Thursday, November 17 from 6:30 – 9pm.

This partnership with Shenandoah Valley Organics, Old Hill Cider and Project Grows will feature a 4-course menu designed by Bella Luna’s Executive Chef Colin Auckerman. Each dish was inspired by the autumn flavors of the Shenandoah Valley.

Valley Dish III Menu

first
Marinated chicken kebab
Wood-fired flatbread, minted yogurt, radish salad

second
Roasted apple salad
Tender greens, pickled root vegetables, gorgonzola, shallot-cider vinaigrette

third
Oven-fired chicken breast
Winter squash puree, braised collard greens, crispy parsnip, maple-cider jus

fourth
Spiced panna cotta
Cider reduction, ginger thin cookies

Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-valley-dish-for-cider-week-tickets-28764976820?aff=erelexpmlt
Tickets include cost of the meal; cider pairings will be available at an additional charge.

Black Sheep Coffee

Located at the Ice House in Downtown Harrisonburg, Black Sheep Coffee offers finely crafted espresso, drip coffee and manual pour-over service, using fresh roasted beans from a variety of roasters. Their baked goods–scones, cinnamon rolls and cookies–are made fresh daily in house with locally sourced dairy products. Black Sheep features both a breakfast and lunch menu that always offer something new to try and a rotating drink menu. As if you needed a better reason to go and check them out!

GULL: Hallow-homecoming

Kick off Hallow-weekend with awesome beer, great friends, and your favorite bands at Wolfe Street Brewery this Friday, October 28th, from 8:00pm – 12:00 am for GULL: Hallow-homecoming!

While costumes are not mandatory, they are expected. It’s Halloween so make the best of it! GullZooanzooCyber Twin will be the featured acts for the night.

Wolfe Street has a capacity of 70 inside the brewery so make sure to come early to reserve your spot. 21+

Skeleton Festival

Start off Halloween week on the right foot by joining the Harrisonburg community this Saturday, October 22nd for the Skeleton Festival! The event will take place from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Turner Pavilion and Park. Activities will kick off with trick-or-treating at downtown businesses and will conclude with an all-ages party featuring kids, dog, and adult costumes contests, face painting, fire dancing, food trucks, live music, video art, “trunk-or-treating”, wacky shack, goober blobs, and whisker biscuits.

Bend & Brews at Three Notch’d Brewing Co.

Three Notch’d Brewing Co. invites you to yoga and a cold brew with Bend & Brews! Aka the best of both worlds if you just happen to enjoy yoga and sipping on a cold one. Every Saturday from 10:00 am – 11:30 am go and start your morning right with a vinyasa flow in the taproom, led by a rotating roster of yoga instructors from various Harrisonburg studios. $10 (seriously, it’s that cheap) gets you an hour long class followed by a pint.

Back the Burg

What is “Back the Burg”?

Downtown thrives on the support of individuals and businesses. Back the Burg is a three month campaign focused on growing the number of downtown’s “Friends” and funds for the on-going revitalization of downtown Harrisonburg.

What are you backing?

Donating allows the HDR staff to continue economic development, supporting small businesses and their owners, creating a welcoming downtown for everyone, and cultivating an environment that helps industry thrive. Your donations help fund downtown events, facade enhancement grants and business development workshops.

Referral Program

If you’re already a friend of downtown you can still participate by referring new friends. You will receive $10 Downtown Dollars for every NEW Friend you refer to Back the Burg at the $100 level or higher.

For more information on Back the Burg check them out on Downtown Harrisonburg Renaissance .

Harrisonburg Farmers Market

Make a weekly visit to the The Harrisonburg (summer) Farmers Market between now and Thanksgiving for your shot at fresh, nutritious, locally produced agricultural goods and crafts. Located at  the Turner Pavilion in Downtown Harrisonburg, the market is currently open from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Hours will change for the winter market (December – March) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

The Latino Film Festival

The annual Latino Film Festival returned to Court Square Theater last night! Over the course of the week, and in celebration of Hispanic culture, Court Square Theater will be screening a selection of Spanish language films. All films will be subtitled in English. 

This year’s festival will feature the following films:

Truman: Argentina
Pelé: Birth of a Legend: Brazil / USA
La Novia: Spain
Embrace of the Serpent: Colombia
Amir: Mexico

Tickets:

Adults – $9.50
Seniors – $8.50
Matinee (before 5 pm) – $5.00
Students –  $5.00

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!

Detox/Retox this Saturday starting at 9:30am!

Detox Retox

Ice House Studios’ Detox/Retox has its second running this weekend, June 20th starting at 9:30am on Saturday!   In case you need a reminder, Detox/Retox might be the best value in town:

  • 9:30am: Organized, optional two mile run through Downtown Harrisonburg
  • 10:00am: One hour outdoor yoga/pilates class
  • 11:00am: One beer at Pale Fire brewery or One coffee at Black Sheep Coffee

All of this, for only $10!

If you are interested in the event, just follow the Facebook link and make sure to visit The Ice House at 217 S. Liberty Street in Harrisonburg, Virginia!

Pure Eats opens at Ice House!

 

Harrisonburg Ice House - Pure Eats

Harrisonburg Ice House – Pure Eats

Every morning you likely wake up and say to yourself, “Why am I not eating donuts?    Better yet, why am I not eating bacon covered donuts?”   We at Matchbox can empathize with this feeling and luckily there is a restaurant in town that can finally make these dreams come true.

Adding the Finishing Touches inside Pure Eats!!

Adding the Finishing Touches!

Pure Eats (217 S. Liberty Street, Ice House) opens this Friday, yes TOMORROW,  starting at 7am!   Pure Eats is a new American diner focused on high quality, locally sourced products and will feature breakfast sandwiches, wraps, salads, burgers, and DOUGHNUTS.    So don’t walk, RUN, to Ice House tomorrow to check out Harrisonburg’s newest dining experience.

Pure Eats

Pure Eats

Detox/Retox begins at Ice House this Saturday, May 23rd

Ice House Studios and Pale Fire Brewing Co. announced Detox/Retox, a new training program for all Harrisonburg residents, starting this weekend!    Check out this amazing deal.

For $10 you get:

  • One pint of Pale Fire beer
  • One hour Yoga/Pilates combo class
  • Two mile guided run through Downtown Harrisonburg

Ten dollars, that’s it.

Detox/Retox events will run Saturday mornings at 9:30am on the following dates:

May 23rd

June 20th

July 25th

August 22nd

September 19th

Make sure to sign up at www.icehouselove.com.    You can register on the home page by typing Detox/Retox into the “Questions/Comments” section along with dates you are interested in.

Detox Retox at the Ice House

Detox Retox at the Ice House

 

The Ice House Grand Opening has begun!

Come one, come all, the Ice House Grand Opening has begun and is in full effect at 217 South Liberty Street!

 

Ice House Grand Opening!

Ice House Grand Opening!

Enjoy Pale Fire Brewing Company!    Free donuts from Pure Eats!    Pulled pork BBQ from Local Chop and Grill House!    DJ Ryan Clark spinning classic hits!   Cornhole!   Win free prizes and more!

 

Come check us out!

Yellow Button and Black Sheep Coffee @ the Ice House

Have you seen the new Yellow Button space at the Ice House (217 S. Liberty Street)?

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Owner Miranda Ebersold recently moved her store from its Main Street location to become part of Harrisonburg’s most exciting downtown project.    The new Yellow Button location offers a dynamic showroom and is located directly across from the new Hugo Kohl jewelry showroom.

 

Next door is Black Sheep Coffee

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Owner Chance Ebersold has brought his love of coffee to Downtown Harrisonburg with a unique and one of a kind space at Ice House.    For more information on Black Sheep check out the recent DNR online article.

 

Make sure to check out both spaces and stay tuned to Matchbox Downtown for Pale Fire Brewery’s upcoming grand opening announcement!

Harrisonburg Ice House Grand Opening Event

Ice House Grand Opening

Ice House Grand Opening

Join us Saturday, April 18th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm for the Grand Opening of the coolest spot in Harrisonburg!

Check out Harrisonburg’s newest downtown businesses including:

There will be music, activities, food and more!

As an added bonus, the first 500 to complete our Ice House Challenge will be entered to win prizes including Do Downtown t-shirts, gift certificates to Ice House businesses, and more! Just register at our Matchbox booth on the day of the event to receive your free Ice House Grand Opening postcard, get a stamp from each of our participating businesses, and you will be automatically entered to win!

The Ice House is located at 217 South Liberty Street in the heart of Downtown Harrisonburg across from Turner Pavilion and the Farmer’s Market.

Reason for Celebration! Matchbox Properties win big at HDR’s Annual Design Excellence Awards

 

Packed house at Clementine Cafe for the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance awards!

Packed house at Clementine Cafe for the HDR awards!

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance held its annual awards and celebration last night (think the Oscars of Harrisonburg without the red carpet and artistic talent).   Hosted by Clementine’s, the event highlighted what was new to downtown in the past year as well as what’s coming over the next twelve months.   New businesses including Shenandoah Joe coffee and Pure Eats were announced among several other vibrant businesses soon to call Downtown Harrisonburg home.

The highlight of the evening came as Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance announced its winners for Design Excellence including TWO Matchbox properties!

Design Excellence for Historic Renovation went to 126/128 Bruce Street (home to Food Bar Food, Blue Ridge Architects, and Approved Colleges) and the Livery Building (home to Bella Luna Wood Fired Pizza and Shabby Love Furniture).

Design Excellence for Historic Renovation - 126/128 Bruce Street

Design Excellence for Historic Renovation – 126/128 Bruce Street

Design Excellence for Historic Renovation - Livery Building

Design Excellence for Historic Renovation – Livery Building

Design Excellence for Adaptive Re-Use went to The Ice House. The Ice House currently houses ten commercial businesses and thirty-four residential apartments.

Design Excellence for Adaptive Re-Use -  Ice House

Design Excellence for Adaptive Re-Use – Ice House

In addition to these amazing design awards, Matchbox’s CEO Barry Kelley and his partner Andrew Forward were awarded Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance’s first ever Downtown Heroes award!

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Awards

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Awards

It is an honor and a privilege to continue building this downtown community and we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for allowing us to serve your property needs!

Food.Bar.Food opens for lunch!

As more and more people are working and living in Downtown Harrisonburg, we are always asked, “Where can I get a great, affordable lunch in town?!?”   Well, it looks like Food.Bar.Food (126 W. Bruce Street) is taking great steps to answer that question.

Food.Bar.Food begins serving lunch today and will serve Tuesday – Friday from 11am to 2pm.   Banh Mis and Catish Po Boy sandwiches, do you need more?!?!  Make sure to check out the full menu below.

Food.Bar.Food Lunch Menu

Food.Bar.Food Lunch Menu

The Golden Pony taking over 181 North Main Street

 

Paul Somers signing a lease to 181 N Main

Paul Somers signing a lease to 181 N Main

Matchbox is thrilled to announce a lease between The Golden Pony and The Walton Hotel for the ground floor and basement of 181 North Main Street.   The space formerly occupied by The Blue Nile will house a new restaurant and continue the dynamic musical tradition of the space.  Paul Somers, The Golden Pony’s owner and general manager, describes the business below:

“The Golden Pony is an up and coming restaurant/bar/venue right on Main Street in Downtown Harrisonburg, in the space formerly occupied by The Blue Nile. Many changes to the space are already underway and it will show many contrasts to the previous tenants. The Golden Pony’s menu will be comprised of simple, down-to-earth American cuisine that is imaginative and easy to love. This style of menu will be quite affordable and appeal to families, groups of friends, college students and all sorts of other downtowners. Capitalizing on the success of the downstairs venue while under Blue Nile management, The Golden Pony will continue in the tradition of supporting the Harrisonburg music scene, while bringing in touring performers from all over. Friday and Saturday night dance parties will be back with all of Harrisonburg’s best DJ’s. This is all not to mention the poetry readings, comedy nights and other fun and cultural activities that will attract more people to our wonderful Downtown Harrisonburg. Other exciting plans that “The Pony” has for Downtown will be its Late Night Breakfast being served every Friday and Saturday night in the upstairs dining room and outdoor patio, from midnight until 5 am! This is sure to be a hit in a Downtown with no other breakfast service at that hour. There are many many more exciting things and developments, like the new and improved seating for the upstairs patio, or the interior murals painted by local artist Elliott Downs, etc, etc, etc. BUT you will have to wait for these details, as The Golden Pony wants to maintain your interest and intrigue with all of their plans. The Golden Pony will be here come February, but until then they tell us to “Stay Gold.”

For more information on The Golden Pony, check out their indiegogo page.