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December 14, 2017

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The Barn In Shenandoah Valley Offers Blueprint For Small Business Adventure
THE BARN — The patio at The Barn in Harrisonburg offers a relaxing place to enjoy a snack or drink. (Adam Zebrowski Photo)
THE BARN — The patio at The Barn in Harrisonburg offers a relaxing place to enjoy a snack or drink. (Adam Zebrowski Photo)

Staff Writer
HARRISONBURG — Shopping locally is the way to go to keep a small business afloat.

Most of us know how local businesses are urging buyers to shop locally, but some might wonder what others in Virginia are doing to keep locals shopping locally in their corner of the state.

In Harrisonburg, tucked in the Shenandoah Valley at 917 Muddy Creek Road, you can explore two floors at The Barn.

Operated and owned by Tami Heatwole Cline and her mother, Sandra Heatwole, the two shopping floors have a variety of items from different vendors such as crafts, antiques, vintage decor, jewelry, uncommon finds, fresh picks (including produce) flowers and more.

You can also enjoy the atmosphere at The Barn by sitting on the patio while enjoying food or a snack — and for this time of the year, a cup of toasty hot chocolate.

The Barn is open for one weekend a month on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m.

“It is a new adventure each month The Barn is open,” says Sydnee Cline, daughter of co-owner, Tami. “There is always new stuff coming in and new vendors each month.”

The Barn — the name speaks for itself — is an actual barn that brings such a unique feel to the area of Harrisonburg and is only a few miles away from James Madison University campus (just food for thought for those with relatives attending JMU and other colleges in the area).

This weekend, Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10, will be their last sale of 2017 before reopening in the new year.

For additional information, be sure to check them out on their website thebarn as well as on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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