In a historic move, City Council voted 3-2 in favor of Hotel Madison, a new hotel and conference center in Downtown Harrisonburg! The site will host 205 rooms and over 20,000 square feet of conference center space. Expected completion of the site is slated for 2016.
Here at Matchbox Downtown, we are thrilled to see continued investment in our community. Adding 200+ hotel beds should have a significant impact on the businesses, restaurants, and projects that have come to define this town.
For more information, you can view the video of City Council’s October 14th meeting here.
For tickets to the event, click here. Weather is expected to be mid 70s without a cloud in the sky. Where else would you rather be?
From an outsider’s perspective, Harrisonburg may not seem to be the most diverse place in the world. But after living here, you soon realize the breadth of cultural diversity that shapes the lives of Harrisonburg residents. This diversity is reflected everywhere from restaurants to churches to art, and makes Harrisonburg what it is today.
Beginning Monday, September 22nd running through Sunday October 5th Harrisonburg will celebrate its international community through a series of events kicking off with JMU International Week, featuring the Explore More Museum’s: One World Exhibit and closing the Latino Film Festival at Court Square Theater.
You can see a full list of events here.
Three Notch’d Brewery (241 East Market Street) will have a Welcome Back celebration this Saturday, August 30th! The celebration will feature several food trucks and bands, and they’re even offering Buy 1, Get 1 free on your first pint for all Urban Exchange residents! Sounds like a friendly neighbor to me.
So if you’re in the neighborhood on this upcoming beautiful Saturday afternoon and feel like dancing, eating, or drinking, this is probably a good place to visit!
Perhaps you’ve seen the active construction zone on Liberty Street, across from the Farmer’s Market. The Ice House project is well underway and we have our first residential tenants moving in today!
There are 34 apartments in total consisting of studios and one bedroom units. The Ice House is currently 100% leased, but make sure to check in with Matchbox if you are interested in being a member of this cool community next year!
Check out the photos below which show these one of a kind units in all their glory.
The residential sections (top 2 floors) are complete, but there is still a lot going on in the commercial spaces!
From the outside, it looks solid, up close it looks like a screen step back a few feet and you can’t even see the screen!
Ice House Bathroom
Ice House Studio Apartment
Ice House Kitchen complete with a large butcher block island!
A few lucky tenants get a little original exposed brick to enjoy!
The one bedrooms let the air flow with the open ceilings.
Ice House studio with a great view looking down Liberty Street!
Did you remember that Fund Fest, a fundraiser for the SPCA, runs every other Wednesday throughout the summer? Oh, you forgot? Well, allow me to retort.
What does Fund Fest look like? It looks like a collection of people having fun”d” and dancing to live music!
Does it look like a party? Why yes, it does. The event usually attracts hundreds of visitors to Turner Pavilion.
Then why haven’t you treated FundFest like the amazing, free party that it is? I…I…am totally out of excuses.
Foolproof logic here. Go to Turner Pavilion this Wednesday, July 23rd from 6:00pm to 8:30pm and all enjoy all things Harrisonburg.