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.

Matchbox In Motion: Over the Moon

Ren Blackwell and Anne Callie Skillman discuss their new store Over the Moon and its impact on Downtown Harrisonburg

Over the Moon (64 South Mason Street) is a “baby and maternity boutique” located in Downtown Harrisonburg.  The store caters to parents who not only want to provide their children with the best products available, but also want items that are hand selected and tested by professionals with experience in child care.  The owners of Over the Moon succeed in their hands-on approach by hand selecting products that they know and love.

Another unique aspect of Over the Moon is its integration within the community by leading instructional classes for new parents to help navigate the many mysteries of child rearing.  Previous sessions have covered everything from cloth diapering to making your own baby food.

Please visit Over the Moon for additional information and store hours.  Also, continue to follow Matchbox Downtown for promotions and coupons throughout the year!

A Foodie’s Guide to Harrisonburg

Local businesses throughout Harrisonburg have experienced tremendous growth and success throughout the past decade and no industry has reflected that growth quite like the restaurant industry.  Downtown Harrisonburg in particular has become a beacon for food lovers and restaurant owners by offering a wide variety of cuisines across 20 different restaurants, all within walking distance of one another.

In response to this growth and the demand to know more about Harrisonburg, the city has created www.visitharrisonburgva.com as a way for people to learn more about the city and get excited about the Valley as a whole.  This video perfectly encapsulates the variety and breadth of Harrisonburg’s food scene and is highly recommended viewing for anyone looking to understand why people are so thrilled to be a part of Harrisonburg and downtown in particular.

The Official Visitor’s Guide to the city of Harrisonburg is now available!

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.