HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A brand new restaurant is open in Downtown Harrisonburg and it's bringing with it new jobs.
Bella Luna Pizza is now open as of this week and it's bringing with it more than 40 new jobs to the area.
It joins a group of more than 25 restaurants, that are in the square mile known as Downtown Harrisonburg.
Bella Luna Pizza is located on Water Street and it will specialize in artisan pizza.
Eddie Bumbaugh, the executive director of the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, said Bella Luna will further make the area a dining destination.
He said by having more local businesses come to the area, our local economy will get even stronger.
"One of the benefits aside from having a new place to eat or a business to shop at are the amount of jobs. In the case of a restaurant, they often employ anywhere from 20 to 60 people. The restaurants also generate income, not only for the owners and employees, but also for the city and state, in terms of tax revenue," said Bumbaugh.
The owner of Bella Luna Pizza, Wade Luhn, said he chose to open his shop in Downtown Harrisonburg because of the vibrancy of the downtown area and because of the bright future he says the city has.
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