Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance held its annual awards and celebration last night (think the Oscars of Harrisonburg without the red carpet and artistic talent). Hosted by Clementine’s, the event highlighted what was new to downtown in the past year as well as what’s coming over the next twelve months. New businesses including Shenandoah Joe coffee and Pure Eats were announced among several other vibrant businesses soon to call Downtown Harrisonburg home.
The highlight of the evening came as Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance announced its winners for Design Excellence including TWO Matchbox properties!
Design Excellence for Historic Renovation went to 126/128 Bruce Street (home to Food Bar Food, Blue Ridge Architects, and Approved Colleges) and the Livery Building (home to Bella Luna Wood Fired Pizza and Shabby Love Furniture).
Design Excellence for Adaptive Re-Use went to The Ice House. The Ice House currently houses ten commercial businesses and thirty-four residential apartments.
In addition to these amazing design awards, Matchbox’s CEO Barry Kelley and his partner Andrew Forward were awarded Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance’s first ever Downtown Heroes award!
It is an honor and a privilege to continue building this downtown community and we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for allowing us to serve your property needs!