Monday, May 13, 2013
Leesburg Brewing Company recently opened its doors along Loudoun Street SW.
The Leesburg Brewing Company, which recently opened along Loudoun Street SW in Leesburg, has planned an official kickoff ceremony for the new brewpub. Mayor Kristen Umstattd and other town officials are expected to show up for a ribbon-cutting at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.leesburgbrewing.com. Town of Leesburg officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly opened Leesburg Brewing Company at 5:00pm on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Mayor Kristen Umstattd will officiate the ribbon cutting. Leesburg Brewing Company 2-C Loudoun St SW www.leesburgbrewing.com
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Mayor Umstattd was among the ribbon-cutting ceremony attendees Saturday.
On Saturday, the roles were reversed and Aliyah Dastour was the one being photographed at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for her new Leesburg studio, Alimond Photography. About 25 people turned out for the event, including Mayor Kristen Umstattd, Leesburg's Economic Development Director Marantha Edwards and Town Manager John Wells. At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Mayor Umstattd welcomed everyone and said, "we are pleased you have settled here and thrilled to have you." This is Dastour's first official studio although she has been a photographer focusing on "women and the people they love" for years, she said. Dastour's husband was in the U.S. Army and they have moved in and out of the area over the years, but Dastour said they are happy to …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The self-supporting convenience store will help prepare disabled students and adults for actual employment while serving patrons who visit the Paxton campus.
Students and staff from the Aurora School gathered around the Peacock House Monday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the Paxton Attraction. Executive Director Jennifer Lassiter described it as a small, self-supporting convenience store, which offers sandwiches, snack and drinks for the campus' patrons. Adults with disabilities will run it, she said, as well as Aurora students who are learning vocational skills. “They can practice their skills in the Paxton Attraction and then whenever we find them employment in the community they will have the skills they need to be successful,” Lassiter said, adding that the store will allow students to take inventory, work the register, prep meals and keep up with the building’s maintenance. …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Mayor Kristen C. Umsttatd officiated a ribbon cutting at luv'nberry early Wednesday evening.
A ribbon cutting was held at Leesburg’s newest yogurt shop, luv’nberry, early Wednesday evening, a new enterprise by the owners of Manhattan Pizza, located just next door. Owner Jack Azar said he initially wanted more space for his pizza shop, including a bigger kitchen, dining room and walk-in freezer. Unfortunately, he was unable to combine both businesses, he said, but so far he is happy with the turnout. “It’s been great. This is the funnest business that I have opened. When the kids come in here their eyes light up,” Azar said, adding that he has had full support from the local community. “The community is unbelievable. I love Leesburg. I love the people in Leesburg. I love the people in Loudoun.” The yogurt shop, which first opened …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The store provides sales and service for a wide range of power tools and small engine equipment while specializing in storm equipment.
A new power tool and small engine equipment shop that specializes in storm equipment celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday in downtown Leesburg. Kiwi Saw Shop provides sales and service for a wide range of power tools and small engine equipment, including generators, mowers and snow blowers. They are an authorized Sales and Service Dealer for Dolmar, Kawasaki and Generac generators who also provides service for used Stihl equipment. "We're excited to offer the residents of Leesburg a service that has been really very limited or lacking up until now," said owner Tom Bendien, adding that there are a number of products that his store carries, which should help residents during the upcoming fall and winter …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, Sept. 22 and will showcase the work of local artists.
There's a new art gallery in town and it was officially welcomed to the Village at Leesburg during a ribbon cutting ceremony last Saturday. Arts in the Village is a collaboration between the Loudoun Arts Council and the Village at Leesburg, creating a place for local artists to display and sell their work. The new 2,100 square-foot gallery will showcase more than 20 of Loudoun’s most innovative visual artists, photographers and artisans. "The addition of this new eclectic gallery of local art in Leesburg will enhance our growing reputation as an arts community," said Leesburg Mayor Kristen Umstattd. "This will add to the vibrancy of our economy as it draws visitors in from across the region." Economic Development Director Marantha Edwards …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A ribbon-cutting was held Monday evening to welcome the new addition.
Town officials and staff gathered for a ribbon-cutting early Monday evening at Raflo Park. They were celebrating a new bike depot, which features a bike rack, drinking fountain, air pump, lighting, seating and a portable restroom. Earlier this year, the Town Council discussed several efforts to implement a bike and pedestrian plan across Leesburg. They approved $12,000 in the FY 2012 budget in order to construct bicycle oriented improvements at the park and in June the improvements were already underway. "One of the key features is of course it’s location," Mayor Kristen Umstattd said, adding that it's close to downtown Leesburg as well as a number of restaurants and cafes. "We wanted to encourage people to stop here for water or if they …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The new 2,100-square foot “Arts in the Village” gallery opens this weekend.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Saturday at the new Arts in the Village gallery at the Village at Leesburg. Mayor Kristen Umstattd will officiate the event, which will begin at noon. An opening night reception Friday from 5-9 p.m. kicks off the gallery’s grand opening, featuring live acoustic music, an artist meet-and-greet, refreshments, and a gallery raffle and prizes. The grand opening celebration Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. will also feature live music, opportunities to meet the artists and the chance to win a number of door prizes throughout the day. The grand opening weekend concludes Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., with artist demonstrations throughout the day. Arts in the Village is a collaboration between the Loudoun Arts …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mayor Kristen Umstattd officiated Tuesday evening's event, which welcomed well over 100 people who came out to show their support.
The parking lot was full as was the store during Wolf Furniture’s ribbon cutting and grand opening event on Tuesday. The Leesburg location is the first store to open in the state of Virginia and is one of 12 stores that are family owned. According to fourth generation owner Doug Wolf, it took five years to turn the new furniture store into a reality. In 2007, Wolf Furniture announced that they would be canceling the construction of their new furniture showroom. Following a complete reorganization of the town’s land development process, including the creation of a new department of plan review, Wolf Furniture came back to the town in early 2011 with renewed plans to build their Leesburg location. One year later, the doors have finally …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The new BB&T Potomac Station Financial Center will offer a full array of services including checking and savings accounts, business, personal and mortgage loans, safe deposit boxes, investment services and insurance services.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday during a grand opening ceremony at the new BB&T Potomac Station Financial Center at 680 Potomac Station Dr. NE. Leesburg Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd officiated. BB&T Corporation is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S., with approximately 1,800 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, DC. The new BB&T Potomac Station Financial Center will offer a full array of services including checking and savings accounts, business, personal and mortgage loans, safe deposit boxes, investment services and insurance services. BB&T has named Angela Davis as financial center leader. “The new Potomac Station financial center will provide an additional convenient location for …