Co-owners and husband and wife team Lexy and Lukas Shifflett have always shared a love of coffee. After moving from Florida to West Virginia in 2021, Lukas had the idea to turn their pop-up camper into a mobile café. And thus, Drifters Café was born! Learn more about this new downtown eatery >>>
Now that the school year is wrapping up and summer is upon us there are tons of opportunities to get outside and enjoy all the Valley has to offer. From festivals, fairs, breweries, hiking trails, water holes and more there is plenty to do to enjoy some fun in the sun. One of the great opportunities to take advantage of are all of the local community lawn parties. With great food, music, entertainment and more, these parties are a great way to enjoy the summer and explore all these local towns have to offer here in the Shenandoah Valley.
If you've driven on Route 42 past downtown Harrisonburg recently, you might have noticed a flurry of activity on Old South High Street. Matchbox Realty is transforming the grouping of buildings that used to make up P. Bradley & Sons Foundry into 21 residential units with a mix of studios and one and two bedroom options. Completion is set for this December. Special thanks to Barry Kelley, president of Matchbox Realty, for giving us a behind-the-scenes tour of this historic Harrisonburg landmark. >>>Learn more>>>
Easily accessible on Route 42 in Dayton, this sweet cafe and coffee shop brings "the Harvest of the Valley to the Table" and celebrated their grand opening on October 1st. Their menu features hearty breakfast and lunch selections, coffee, and pastries and baked goods.
We have new downtown neighbors! We're excited to share a wall with Harrisonburg's recently opened downtown diner: the Texas Inn! There's everything you'd expect an old fashioned diner to offer: red bar stools, friendly and knowledgeable staff, all day breakfast and lunch (and we mean all day - they're open until midnight during the week and 2am on the weekend), reasonable prices (many of their menu items start with $3, $4, and $5), and an unbeatable location. They even have the convenience of a walk-up window for to-go orders! Learn more about this new corner diner!
We couldn't be more excited for withSimplicity and their recent grand opening at their new retail shop and HQ on 66 E. Market Street in downtown Harrisonburg. We have been lucky enough to help chronical their growth throughout the years with two previous blog posts - let's take a trip down memory lane to help celebrate their latest milestone!