Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Several mobile apps and websites can help you fuel up for less in Leesburg before you hit the road this Thanksgiving.
Gas prices are on the decline in the Leesburg area, from $3.79 in October to $3.35 in some parts of Northern Virginia this week, according to AAA. If you’re looking for less expensive gas as you hit the road for Thanksgiving, there are several mobile apps and websites that may help. Here in the Leesburg area, check the Patch transportation page. It features the lowest gas prices in our neighborhood as well as current traffic congestion on major roadways in the area. When you're on the road: Gas Prices May Keep Falling Although experts have not yet fully analyzed the effects of Hurricane Sandy, AAA’s National Thanksgiving Travel Forecast estimates the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline will drop to $3.25 and $…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Leesburg Patch is compiling a list of Small Business Saturday deals. Share yours here.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on. This year, Leesburg Patch is putting together a list of local Small Business Saturday deals. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section below, and it will be added to the list. You can also email your deal to email@example.com. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local …
Couple brings star power and real Texas style BBQ to Leesburg
One of the best "barbecue masters" in the country has made a home in Leesburg. Joined by family, friends and long-time fans of their Texas-style barbecue, owners Sara and Mitchell Matzek celebrated the grand opening of The Q Company on Saturday, along with Leesburg Mayor Kristen Umstattd, Town Council Member Kelly Burk, Town Manager John Wells and Economic Development Manager Marantha Edwards. “Thanks to everyone for being here and for all of your support, especially my mom. We are hoping for many years of success,” Sara Matzek said. The Q Company officially opened Sept. 5, after many years spent developing a plan for how to showcase their passion for BBQ. The 125 seat restaurant offers a full bar with many craft beers and local wines…
Thousands of pies will be sold by Thanksgiving Day, owners of Leesburg staple say. There's still time to order a pie for this year's feast.
Don’t let the name mislead you: Mom’s Apple Pie in Leesburg is about more than just pies of the apple variety. So what will be their top selling pastry this year? “After 30 years experience, I can say it will be pumpkin, followed by apple pie. After that, the best sellers are pecan, apple crumb and chocolate pecan,” said Avis Renshaw, owner of Mom’s Apple Pie Co. Wednesday will be their biggest selling day this week, but the company is prepared and focused on making it fun, Renshaw said. They will be offering cider out front for customers who may have to wait in line to make their pie selections. Recently, Mom’s Apple Pie lost some space in its parking lot, since the town council decided move forward with the East End Triangle …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Free parking will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and will continue until 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2013.
The Town of Leesburg will be offering free parking throughout the holiday season in the Town Hall parking garage and at on-street parking meters in the historic downtown. The two-hour limit at on-street meters will remain in effect during the free holiday parking promotion. Free parking will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and will continue until 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2013. The tradition of providing free holiday parking in downtown Leesburg began in 2005. The annual holiday parking program is intended to support the Leesburg Downtown Business Association’s (LDBA) holiday shopping promotions. For more information visit the LDBA’s website or their Facebook page.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores on Nov. 24.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Leesburg. Loudoun Chamber of Commerce president Tony Howard said it pays to consider how your spending impacts your community. “When you buy something from a local merchant how much of that local dollar supports your community, your schools, …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
More than 20 merchants will participate in the event -- the highest turnout to date.
The Leesburg Downtown Business Association (LDBA) will host its third annual holiday cookie exchange Thursday night during its monthly Girls' Night Out (GNO) event in the historic downtown. Participants will have the opportunity to get a head start on their holiday shopping while receiving free cookies, along with recipes. "It's the most popular event of all Girl's Night Outs," said Sola Pallotta, owner of Very Virginia and The Pink Shop. "The store owners bake cookies for our customers to show their appreciation, which they can enjoy while visiting our shops." More than 20 merchants will be participating in the event, including three of Leesburg's newest stores: The Jeans Whisperer, Pure Moxie and Sugar Magnolia. Creme De La Creme and …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Eight winners were announced out of 34 finalists during last week's 2012 Small Business Awards.
The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce celebrated local small businesses during its annual Gala Awards Ceremony last Friday. The event took place at The National Conference Center before a packed room of more than 400 county business and community leaders. Thirty four finalists were selected to compete in eight industry categories. The following small businesses were announced as winners: To learn more, visit the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce online.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The business will move in shortly after the new year. This will be its second location.
Village at Leesburg has announced that Cupcakes Actually, a locally owned gourmet cupcakery, has signed a lease for retail space in Suite 108 of the 1607 block of Village Market Boulevard. The business is scheduled to open in early 2013. "We feel very fortunate to have done so well during these trying economic times," said co-owner Susan Woodhouse. Both she and her sister/business partner, Jen, are "extremely excited" to be opening their second shop. According to its web site, the family-owned business came to the Washington, D.C. area in 2008. Since then, the store, which is located in Fairfax Corner, has grown into one of Northern Virginia’s favorite cupcakeries. Their weekly cupcake lineup features an exquisite variety…