By Sally Voth - email@example.com
A unique and free tour this Saturday will showcase the benefits of living and working in downtown Strasburg.
Titled "Everything Old is New Again," the tour is noon to 6 p.m., and includes stops on East and West King streets and North Massanutten Street.
There will be music in Hometown Park throughout the day.
According to a news release from event co-chairwoman Marcy McCann, eight business owners will open up their homes to encourage more residents and businesses to move downtown.
According to the release, the tour is being sponsored by Hometown Strasburg, the Strasburg Chamber of Commerce, the town and the Strasburg Heritage Association.
"This tour is meant to stir interest in living and shopping in the historic downtown corridor," McCann states in an email. "It strives to let people know that they can enjoy life in a historic downtown apartment, run to the bank, drop off a letter, pay a water bill, grab a cup of coffee, and be back home in time to stop in for live music in one of several places within a block of home. It is just one component of the overall downtown economic revitalization efforts of the many business owners and the town."
Businesses will be open, and there will be specials at restaurants, according to Hometown Strasburg's website. It lists two starting points for the tour: 244 W. King St., and 110 N. Massanutten St.
"Obviously, it brings people downtown and it's yet another way to showcase the businesses that we have and the spaces that we have," Councilman and Strasburg Chamber of Commerce President Rich Orndorff said of the tour. "The whole theme is the old buildings that have been renovated and remodeled and refurbished. This also goes hand-in-hand with the economic development effort that we're working [on] with Hometown Strasburg, [the] chamber, the town council, the mayor, town staff...trying to revitalize downtown."