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  • We’re excited to welcome Magpie Diner to the north end of downtown! They’re a full service breakfast and lunch restaurant with an inspired local and seasonal menu housed in the renovated tire service station. Check out their delicious late summer menu on their website, and checkout our recent blogpost on Harrisonblog!

 

  • If you’ve been craving Asian, Thai, or Vietnamese food, check out Siang Khene restaurant in Harrisonburg! They have rotating monthly specials and online ordering for convenience.

 

  • Sage Bird Ciderworks is joining the revitalization of Harrisonburg’s north end and is set to open across the street from Magpie Diner in a few weeks! They will be Harrisonburg’s first cidery and will use locally sourced fruit. Follow along their journey to opening day on their Instagram page.

 

  • Around downtown and need a quick pick-me-up? TM TM Fresh Juice and Sandwiches has recently re-opened right off of Court Square – after originally opening in early March.

 

  • Dart Resale & Trade will be opening this fall nestled between Integrity Home Mortgage and Rocktown Kitchen. They’ll offer a selection of modern and vintage secondhand clothing. Dart began in 2019 as a pop-up shop, fondly referred to as ‘the dart card.’ Follow them on Instagram for grand opening announcements!

 

  • The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society is a hidden gem nestled in historic Dayton offering a genealogy library and history museum. They have just re-branded as Rocktown History. Learn more about their vision behind the name change.

 

  • Did you miss the excitement and anticipation of the Friendly City Fortune Raffle this year on the 4th of July? We certainly did. So we’re stoked that HDR is bringing back the Friendly City Fortune Raffle on Saturday October 10th! Tickets are on sale now, check out their website for more details. New this year, WHSV is holding a daily ticket scavenger hunt – learn how to enter here!

 

  • Need a new place for a walk near Harrisonburg? There has been a new paved one-mile walking trail added to Rockingham Park at the Crossroads. It’s time to tie those sneakers and get outside!

 

  • Friendly City Laundry has just opened up next to Rose’s on the corner of N. Mason and E. Gay Streets.

 

  • Larkin Arts has been an artistic staple of Court Square for the past 8 years. They recently announced that they are going to be closing Larkin Arts at the end of September but hope to re-open when they are able. Read their full letter to the community on their Facebook page.

 

  • After 30 years of business in downtown Harrisonburg, Laughing Dog Studios will be transitioning to an online-only business model and closing their bricks-and-mortal location. We will miss our downtown neighbors, and wish them the best of luck. If you’re looking for custom printed apparel services, contact them!

 

• We are sad to wave a fond farewell to Gray Jay Provisions, who closed their doors at the end of July. We’ll miss those delicious tots, bread, pizza, and friendly faces.

from the blog

Magpie: the new corner Diner

Magpie Diner, a new full-service breakfast and lunch restaurant, is one of the newest businesses to open on the north end of downtown Harrisonburg, having renovated the old tire service station on the corner of W. Gay and N. Liberty Streets. They also have a bakery next door with delicious pastries, sour dough, and other baked delights.

Read more about this new corner diner! >>>

Real Estate Market Report: July

Check out July’s Market Report! We’re seeing a slight increase in new listings in July as compared to last year. The average days on market continue to drop, and the price per square foot continues to rise.

View more of the market report >>>

 

Wilson Downtown Gallery

We are excited to have Viktoriya Samoylov’s beautiful work in our gallery! Stop by during business hours to view her collection of summer-themed prints and acrylics.

Learn more about the WDG >>>

CHRIS ROOKER
Chris began his real estate career in 2003 with the vision of creating a residential sales team that works together to offer home buyers and sellers extraordinary customer service. He manages the activities of the team, and works directly with buyers and sellers. He loves where he works and lives – which is exemplified by his service on the boards of Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and the Belmont Civic Association. When he is not tending the business, he enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with his wife and two boys.
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