We’re Raffling Off A Pelican 50-Quart Cooler!


Help us support Relay for Life by purchasing a raffle ticket to our Pelican 50-Quart Cooler giveaway!

Your raffle ticket purchase funds life-saving cancer research, patient support services, prevention and education information, and detection and treatment programs.

Raffle tickets are $5 each. Each ticket is once chance to win!

The drawing will take place at Matchbox Realty during our fundraiser auction: January 19, 2017. Winner does not have to be present to win.

Join Us For Our Relay for Life Paint Night


Many in our lives have been lost or are fighting a battle that they never dreamed they would have to. They imagined that this was someone else’s disease. There are so many stories of survival, so many stories of loss and so many stories of pain. We, as a community- as a nation, can help change this horrible pattern for ourselves and for our families. One way is by participating in this event. Why not get together to create a masterpiece and have some fellowship for a worthy cause?

Matchbox Realty cares about you and your family and we want the hurt to end. This Paint Nite will help our Relay for Life event in May of 2018.

Join us as we raise glasses and funds for this worthy cause! When you buy a ticket to this event, $15 will be donated to the charity above. To date, Paint Nite has helped raise over $3.5 million for those in need with lively creative events that feel more fun than philanthropic. Feel good about giving as our local artist guides you and your friends through two hours of painting, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time!

Cats Cradle & Lola Mo’s Delicatessen Are Coming to Keezell

Image via Facebook - Lola Mo's Delicatessen

Image via Facebook – Lola Mo’s Delicatessen

We recently welcomed The Yellow Button back to South Main, and in early November the boutique will welcome two new neighbor’s–Cats Cradle and Lola Mo’s Delicatessen! All three local businesses will be located on the ground floor of the Keezell Building. For more information on building updates, follow them on social!

Construction work at Rocktown Kitchen in the Harrisonburg Ice House

New Restaurant Opening in Downtown Harrisonburg!

Rocktown Kitchen Logo

Rocktown Kitchen Logo

Rocktown Kitchen is coming to Harrisonburg with an upper-casual concept that focuses on fresh local ingredients all served with refreshing local brews and wines. But it gets better! The restaurant is currently hiring for all hourly staff! Candidates with prior experience in line/prep cook, serving (waiter/waitress), greeting (host/hostess), bartending, dishwasher/utility are encouraged to apply.

If you need any more convincing, Rocktown Kitchen’s team is led by an award winning Executive Chef with close to two decades of culinary experience!

With interviews starting soon, the team wants you to apply NOW for consideration. If interested in this high energy experience, all applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter to mira.rocktownkitchen@gmail.com.

Stay tuned! More about Rocktown Kitchen, including an opening date, coming soon! 

Construction work at Rocktown Kitchen in the Harrisonburg Ice House

Construction is under way at the new Rocktown Kitchen coming into the Harrisonburg Ice House!

139 N Liberty Renovation

139 North Liberty Street, formerly the Hess Furniture building, is set to reopen this month with an exciting new tenant roster.   The building underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2015 to convert the building from an open furniture showroom to a space featuring six new downtown retail and office tenants:

The Frame Factory

Big Valley Law

IT Decisions

Edward Jones

Immerge Technologies

Before Renovations to 139 N Liberty Street

Before Renovations to 139 N Liberty Street


After Renovations to 139 N Liberty Street

After Renovations to 139 N Liberty Street

Gone are the chairs up to the ceiling and the dressers as far as the eye can see (which to be fair, was kind of awesome in a treasure hunter Nicolas Cage kind of way).   Instead, we see new spaces that both integrate the character of the older building and modernize its systems to work within the modern era.

At Matchbox, we are thrilled to be able to renovate and represent another downtown property for the people of Harrisonburg!

Downtown Harrisonburg named Great American Main Street (Video)

Downtown Harrisonburg has been named a Great American Main Street in 2014! Check out the video above to see all of the awesome Downtown Harrisonburg has to offer. Also, make sure to notice how Matchbox’s Livery building, Urban Exchange, Walton Hotel, Wine Bros. building, and Ice House all get a shoutout!

Matchbox in Motion: Episode 2

After months of hype and critical acclaim, Matchbox in Motion is back with Episode 2!

In this episode, Mike and Michael go through tenant and space updates for the new and improved Cassco Ice House along with explaining CAM fees that often appear on commercial leases. So huddle round the fire, and put on the greatest five minutes in media today.

Noelle Burgess Art Show at Matchbox


Painting by Noelle Burgess

Painting by Noelle Burgess

You know what makes this downtown great?  It’s not the fantastic food or the wide selection of beer or even the cool music venues.  What makes this place great are the people.  Individuals from all walks of life can come to downtown and shed their cars and their status to be one of many; they can come here and form true community, even if it’s only for a few hours on a Friday night.

Here at Matchbox, we are proud to be a part of that community and even more proud to house the work of Noelle Burgess this evening at our office downtown (202 N. Liberty Street).  Noelle will display and sell her work as part of Harrisonburg’s First Friday and we are thrilled to give her the space to showcase her  immense talent.  Noelle’s work centers on tearing down stereotypes and preconception by challenging the viewer to see women not as sexualized, delicate creatures but rather confident, independent individuals who are capable of any and everything.

You can see more of her work at her website, but do yourself a favor and come check out a sample of Noelle’s inspiring collection tonight beginning at 5:30pm here at Matchbox.

Hugo Kohl signs at the Ice House

Hugo Kohl Signs with the Ice House

Hugo Kohl Signs with the Ice House

Hugo Kohl has just signed his lease for the Ice House here in Downtown Harrisonburg!   Hugo becomes the first commercial tenant signed at the Ice House (more announcements are expected over the next few weeks J) and here at Matchbox we cannot wait to welcome him to our building.

Hugo has accumulated the most impressive and renowned collection of jewelry manufacturing equipment in the world and he plans to use those tools to help individuals create one of a kind art pieces.  His work is known throughout the world for its innovation and simultaneous preservation of materials and techniques no longer used in the modern era.

The Hugo Kohl space will be an interactive dream for jewelry lovers with over 5,000 square feet that includes a retail portion, a large showroom, and an interactive studio.

To read more about Hugo’s work check out his website.   And for more information related to the Ice House make sure to stay tuned to Matchbox Downtown.

Snowy Campus View Apartments

SNOW in Harrisonburg!

 Just when you thought Harrisonburg couldn’t get any better…..Now it’s covered in snow!
Snowy community mailboxes

Snowy community mailboxes

Snow in Avalon Woods II ~ Massanutten can normally be seen from here.

Snow in Avalon Woods II ~ Massanutten can normally be seen from here.

If you have plans to visit any downtown businesses tonight, make sure to call ahead.  The crews here have been working around the clock to make sure our community has access to the heart of the city, and they are doing a tremendous job.  But as always, be safe and don’t get stranded out there in the cold!
Livery Lofts Downtown Harrisonburg

Livery Lofts move-in day!

Today is the first day of occupancy at Matchbox’s newly finished Livery Lofts (80 West Water Street)!  The lofts are the residential component to Matchbox’s complete renovation of the Livery building that currently houses Bella Luna Pizza and Shabby Love Furniture on its ground floor.  Livery Lofts will feature 12 apartments in total including efficiency units and 1 bedroom apartments with  new windows and light fixtures, new bathrooms, and top of the line appliances including vintage style refrigerators from Big Chill.

Construction Progress at Livery Lofts

Construction Progress at Livery Lofts

Water Street is quickly becoming an exciting downtown destination with institutions such as Finnigan’s Cove, Cuban Burger, Beyond, and Bella Luna.  And guess what, there are still a couple of units left at Livery Lofts!  If you would like more information on the available units, please contact Mary Messerley at mary@matchboxrealty.com or by phone at 540.434.5150 x203.

Matchbox recognized by Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality;  Environmental Excellence

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality; Environmental Excellence

Matchbox Realty is now recognized as an Environmental Enterprise participant in the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program!  Matchbox has gone above and beyond environmental and energy efficiency requirements, not only in its projects throughout Harrisonburg, but also at its home office located downtown (202 North Liberty Street).

Led by our newest portfolio manager, Lacey Derrow, Matchbox filed an Environmental Management System (EMS) application with the State and was approved!   Our approved EMS includes innovative techniques such as radiant floor heat powered exclusively by solar panels, toilets with low flow settings to minimize water usage, and paper materials made exclusively from recycled products.

Here at Matchbox we are thrilled to be a part of such sustainable business practices and look forward to continuing our work throughout the state.  Stay tuned to Matchbox Downtown for our official plaque ceremony (so cool, love plaques) in the coming weeks.

Matchbox Realty Website Launch

Matchbox Realty Website

Matchbox Realty Website

Here at Matchbox, we are proud to announce the launch of our newly designed website, www.matchboxrealty.com.   For months, Matchbox has worked with designer James Price and his associates to put together a site that delivers information to our residents and clients while providing a format that is new and innovative within the services industry landscape.

Please visit Matchbox Realty to see our new design and deliver any feedback you may have to our inbox at info@matchboxrealty.com.  Also, please continue to check Matchbox Downtown for all things Harrisonburg and Downtown!