If you’re a fan of the Friendly City Food Co-Op, you’re going to like this: the locally oriented grocery store hopes to expand into adjoining space as early as this summer. The produce section — which, in season, has lots of locally grown stuff — is one of the departments that would benefit from the expansion.
I like her style (Audrey Hepburn, circa 1953?) — a girl heads up Main Street in Harrisonburg on a mild spring day recently (yes, despite this nuclear winter, spring still exists in Virginia).
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It would be kind of nice if they didn’t schedule Taste of Downtown during spring break at JMU, but I suppose that’s the point — to drum up business to compensate for the lack of students downtown. Anyway, restaurants are offering slightly cheaper food this week, as you can see on the link.
Gritty or just butt-ugly? I can’t tell. (A view of Court Square from West Bruce Street in Harrisonburg.)
Harrisonburg’s railroad diner: the L&S on a bright Sunday. Sadly, it’s a breakfast/lunch place rather than 24/7, so I haven’t been in centuries.
This is the menu posted on the window of the soon-to-open restaurant foodBARfood, located in a sliver of a building just west of the Water Street parking garage at 126 West Bruce. It bills itself as “global comfort food.” Here’s what its landlord, Matchbox, has to say about it:
foodBARfood will bring together two of Harrisonburg’s finest restaurant minds, Jeff Minnich of Clementine’s and Amanda Cannon of Local Chop & Grill House, to form a new innovative restaurant and bar in the newly renovated Ewing building. The focus of the restaurant will be on global comfort food and a stellar drink menu to offer diners a truly unique downtown experience.
A corner of The Artful Dodger cafe in downtown Harrisonburg was looking very atmospheric Saturday afternoon, thanks to these cool paintings. Not to mention the old-school land-line.
About two hours into a live-art thing on Court Square, the painting is looking really good. The idea is simple: Put a blank canvas on the sidewalk, spit out some paint — and let anyone pick up a brush and start creating. This one was in front of Larkin Arts in Harrisonburg on a 60-degree Saturday afternoon. Want more info? Ask Dennis Kanter Allen.
This is almost art itself. Almost. Paint and brushes at the live-painting thing on the sidewalk outside of Larkin Arts on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg.
Want to paint? Travis takes part in the live-art thing Saturday afternoon outside of Larkin Arts on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg. Anyone can pick up a brush and create.
Tools of the trade: paint at the live-art thing going on Saturday afternoon on the sidewalk outside of Larkin Arts on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg.
A University of Virginia report shows that 9% of metro Harrisonburg residents are foreign born, part of a trend that has seen a dramatic increase in immigration into the state. In 1970, according to the report, 1 in 100 Virginians were foreign-born. Today, it’s 1 in 9. And, clearly, the city and state are far more interesting places today than they were even a decade ago, I think. Go diversity.
You might already have heard that Midtowne Market on Water Street is expanding. A little more detail: It plans to keep the present store pretty much as it is — meaning it still will sell beer and wine there. But it also will open a beer shop (not wine) diagonally across the street in the jewelry store that recently went out of business (Polished, beside Shank’s bakery). As it is, Midtowne has a good selection of craft beers and ales, a selection that should go through the roof when the project is complete.