New Restaurant Planned for Downtown Harrisonburg

By: WHSV Newsroom
By: WHSV Newsroom

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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) is pleased to announce that a new restaurant will open in downtown Harrisonburg later this year.

The restaurant will be located at 121 South Main Street in the 6,500 square‐foot space formerly occupied by Dave’s Downtown Taverna.

Lunch and dinner service will be offered daily.

“We are introducing a new concept, created specifically for the Harrisonburg market,” says Staunton‐based restaurateur Jeff Ramsey.

Ramsey, together with business partner Steve Kiracofe, owns Byers Street Bistro and Sauced in Staunton, and The Palms in Lexington.

“We have been working with Eddie Bumbaugh for several years to find a suitable site in downtown Harrisonburg. We love the characteristics of historic downtown areas, including the strong community support that is associated with them,” says Ramsey.

Local resident and businessman Giles Stone was a major force behind the deal and is leasing space to Ramsey.

Stone purchased the historic building in September 2013 with the intent of attracting an outstanding restaurant tenant.

"Jeff Ramsey has a wonderful track record managing creative, fun restaurants with quality food and service” says Eddie Bumbaugh, HDR's executive director.

“We believe this restaurant is going to be a huge asset to downtown.”

Construction is expected to start later this spring, and the management team will soon begin looking for experienced local chefs and culinary professionals.

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