Downtown Businesses Receive $19,150 in Façade Enhancement Grants

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance has awarded a fifth round of Façade Enhancement Grants to businesses and property owners within the downtown Harrisonburg district.

Thanks to a collaborative effort between the City of Harrisonburg’s Department of Economic Development, HDR’s Economic Development Committee, and HDR’s Design Committee, the $19,150 will benefit seven recipients with individual award amounts ranging from $150 to $6,000. The total cost of the projects exceeds $100,000.

HDR has successfully completed 5 rounds of façade enhancement grants.  We have found that these grant funds leverage significant private investment and create dramatic visual impact downtown,” says Brian Shull, Chair of HDR’s Economic Development Committee and the Economic Development Director for the City of Harrisonburg.

Recipients include:

Finnigan’s Cove $3,000

Install new awnings and sign

Newman-Ruddle, LLC $3,500

Restore windows and soda blast exterior

Rockingham Union Lodge $6,000

Remove canopy and make exterior improvements

Rocktown Development Group, LLC $2,000

Make storefront enhancements

SJ Donuts, LLC $4,000

Install new historic windows and make exterior improvements

Vision Technology Group, LLC $500

Install new projecting sign

You Made It! Pottery Studio $150

Move existing sign


2 thoughts on “Downtown Businesses Receive $19,150 in Façade Enhancement Grants

  1. That’s what I was hoping too when I saw that! But alas, no. According to Alexis Morehouse, HDR’s promotions manager, SJ Donuts is the name of the company that owns the Liskey Building on Main, where Laughing Dog is now and Duke’s Sports Cards used to be. West Water Street Cafe near the parking deck does sell homemade donuts, though.

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