Bruce Street, formerly known as the Ewing building, is another Matchbox renovation property where we have taken a rundown, outdated building and installation and turned it into something downtown Harrisonburg can be proud of.
Matchbox purchased the properties and are currently in the process of renovating both buildings. Blue Ridge Architects was the first of the new tenants to take occupancy and Matchbox provided a brand new installation to fit their needs:
Matchbox preserved the concrete floors, open ceilings, and large windows and created an open work environment where Blue Ridge could host clients and entertain on occassion.
However, Blue Ridge Architects only occupy half of 126 Bruce Street. The other half will be a brand new restaurant, foodBARfood, which was created by Jeff Minnich (Clementine’s executive chef) and Amanda Cannon (bar designer/manager of Local Chop & Grill House). The restaurant will serve global comfort food and provide a dynamic bar menu to cater to the after work crowd. Expected opening date is early 2014.
Also, we are thrilled to announce that Approved Colleges, the online education portal, will be relocating from 111 East Market street to occupy the entire 128 Bruce Street building. With just over 4,500 square feet, the facility will have a brand new installation including an open bullpen area for employees, perimeter offices and a large glass conference. Occupancy for 128 Bruce Street is slated for January 2014.
These leases, as well as the renovation Bruce Street as a whole, will add even more value to downtown Harrisonburg and the people that live and work here.