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Ask Eddie: HDR staff changes and branding initiatives

Q: What updates can you provide on the status of HDR’s staff changes and branding initiatives? A: There are many exciting changes at HDR. As you may know, Nicole Martorana has been accepted into a graduate program to study Food Culture and Communications in Italy. We appreciate very much Nicole’s work, and wish her well in her … Continue reading

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Ask Eddie: Tell us about the Downtown Culinary District

Q: What is the Downtown Culinary District and what is its purpose? A: Downtown Harrisonburg and the surrounding County have a rich and diverse agriculture and food-related heritage, culture, and economy. Many large food-related businesses, including City Exchange, Wetsel Seed, Cassco Ice, Rocco Feeds, and Shenandoah’s Pride, started in Harrisonburg and made a national impact on … Continue reading

Ask Eddie: New Year, New Developments for HDR
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Ask Eddie: New Year, New Developments for HDR

Q: After 10 years of revitalizing downtown Harrisonburg, are there any new organizational developments for HDR? A: During HDR’s founding, a brand was developed to promote the organization and the downtown district. Our visual identity has been effective for a decade, but the time has come to update our image to better reflect the current … Continue reading

Ask Eddie: New businesses on West Bruce and West Water Streets
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Ask Eddie: New businesses on West Bruce and West Water Streets

Q: What businesses will be moving into the properties undergoing renovation on West Bruce and West Water Streets? Eddie: There are wonderful new business additions and expansions in the three buildings currently being renovated on West Bruce and West Water Streets by building owners Becky Messerley and Barry Kelley of Matchbox Realty. These historic properties will … Continue reading

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Ask Eddie: As one of the older businesses in downtown Harrisonburg, what is the history of the L&S Diner?

The L&S Diner was designed by architect D’Earcy P. Davis, Jr. of Nielsen Construction Company in 1947 for owners Frank Lee and Ike Simmons, whose initials gave the diner its name.  When originally built, the diner was one of the first of its kind having been custom built rather than prefabricated like so many other … Continue reading