Shabby Love at the Livery Building

Shabby Love (80 West Water Street) owner Hanna Kappes talks about her new showroom in Harrisonburg featuring reclaimed, refurbished, and re-purposed furniture from across the United States.  Hanna has made an impression as an artist by breathing new life into vintage and handmade items that can be used as functional furniture pieces for many years to come.  Her work has been recognized as both transformative and inspiring.

For more information, please visit Shabby Love where you can find more on their story, items for sale, and store locations/hours.

Livery Lofts Update

Livery Lofts Downtown Harrisonburg

Livery Lofts Downtown Harrisonburg

Matchbox’s newest downtown apartments are almost ready!  Livery Lofts (84 W. Water Street, above Bella Luna & Shabby Love) will feature 12 efficiency and 1-bedroom apartments on the corner of Water and Liberty Streets.  The spaces will be built in a similar loft setup to Matchbox’s most recent projects (i.e. City Exchange), but scaled down to fit the confines of downtown living.  Each unit will feature top of the line appliances and throwback ‘50s style refrigerators while preserving the rich architectural history of the building with exposed ceilings, wood work, and historically preserved windows.

Livery Lofts - Construction

Livery Lofts – Construction

Livery Lofts - Appliance have Arrived!

Livery Lofts – Appliances have arrived!

Livery Lofts - Cabinets are in!

Livery Lofts – Cabinets are in!

For more information on rental availability, please contact Mary Messerley at You can also read our Livery Building page for more history on the building and our overall motivation for taking on the project.

Matchbox In Motion: Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza

An Interview with Wade Luhn, owner of Bella Luna Wood Fired Pizza

Wade Luhn, from Harrisonburg’s newest downtown restaurant Bella Luna, talks to Matchbox Downtown about the growth of Downtown Harrisonburg, the importance of local ingredients, and the art of making fantastic pizza.

Bella Luna is only a few days away from opening in the Livery Building (80 Water Street, Harrisonburg, VA).  Please continue to follow Matchbox Downtown for more updates.