A sign on Dave’s Taverna today. This place has been a mainstay in Harrisonburg for a couple of decades — first at the corner of Water and Main (where every other restaurant, including — most recently — The Corner, quickly went belly up), then in a bigger space a few yards up Main Street. Although the current restaurant had cool decor, an attractive menu and a nice rooftop deck, I always thought it was somehow cold. At the tiny original location, the people knew the regulars and treated them like friends. I didn’t see the same ambiance at the current spot, at least before I stopped going several years ago. I’d love to know why other people stopped eating or drinking there (Dave’s declared for bankruptcy earlier this year, but hoped to stay open). Also, I’m assuming the Express delivery place owned by Dave’s also is kaput, but I don’t know. This DOES effect me very personally: I bought Dave’s excellent pizza dough at the Friendly City Co-Op once a week! I guess it’s back to making my own dough. Not to be selfish. (Here’s Dave’s Facebook posting on its closing.)

A sign on Dave’s Taverna today. This place has been a mainstay in Harrisonburg for a couple of decades — first at the corner of Water and Main (where every other restaurant, including — most recently — The Corner, quickly went belly up), then in a bigger space a few yards up Main Street. Although the current restaurant had cool decor, an attractive menu and a nice rooftop deck, I always thought it was somehow cold. At the tiny original location, the people knew the regulars and treated them like friends. I didn’t see the same ambiance at the current spot, at least before I stopped going several years ago. I’d love to know why other people stopped eating or drinking there (Dave’s declared for bankruptcy earlier this year, but hoped to stay open). Also, I’m assuming the Express delivery place owned by Dave’s also is kaput, but I don’t know. This DOES effect me very personally: I bought Dave’s excellent pizza dough at the Friendly City Co-Op once a week! I guess it’s back to making my own dough. Not to be selfish. (Here’s Dave’s Facebook posting on its closing.)

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  1. littlefanglittlefang reblogged this from wanderblog and added:
    I’m pretty depressed about this.
  2. wanderblog reblogged this from downtownhburg and added:
    whhhhaaaat NOOO
  3. cameronclarke reblogged this from improvdintegrals and added:
    I agree. I went to Dave’s many times, and each time I asked myself, “Why the fuck do I keep coming to Dave’s?” I can’t...
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  7. myqueerwatson reblogged this from blaineproblems and added:
    I’m not cool with this. :C
  8. blaineproblems reblogged this from roozled
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  10. whybelessbmore reblogged this from justtknowingthattheworldisround
  11. swim-hope-music reblogged this from ilikedaisiesinthespringtime and added:
    MY FAVORITE PLACE CLOSED!!! :(
  12. latinthundah reblogged this from ilikedaisiesinthespringtime
  13. mylifeimmortalized reblogged this from bkaps7 and added:
    please tell me the one at the liberty gas station is still open
  14. bkaps7 reblogged this from delightindisorder0 and added:
    legit i am crying… favorite place to eat in the burg.. and its gone.
  15. improvdintegrals reblogged this from peaceandstarlight and added:
    This is NOT SAD! Come on, guys. Dave’s has been awful for all four years I was at JMU. The food was poorly made, the...
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  25. octopusice reblogged this from downtownhburg and added:
    Someone on the Fbook page said that the express spot closed a month or so ago. :( I’m gonna miss Dave’s so much! I loved...
  26. highand-mighty reblogged this from downtownhburg and added:
    this is very sad.
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