Monday, May 6, 2013
The locally owned business focuses on the fun of art; professional training not required.
Gigi Toth, of Falls Church, and Julie Lele, of Reston, held the grand opening ceremony for their new business, The Art Station, Saturday at the Village at Leesburg. Councilwoman Kelly Burk and Mayor Kristen Umstattd turned out for a ribbon-cutting event and presented a plaque to one the many news businesses popping up around Leesburg. “We just love the community here,” Lele said, adding that the Village was developing into a family-oriented shopping center. She said they decided to open the business to provide “something that met the busy lifestyles of families.” The Art Station offers family art classes, adult classes and summer camps. It also sells art supplies. Burgeoning artists can register for classes online at www.theartstation.com…
Friday, April 12, 2013
The outdoor retailer expects to open its 6,000-square-foot store later this year.
Outdoor goods retailer Orvis has committed to space in the Village at Leesburg, according to an announcement from the Town of Leesburg Thurusday. Orvis has signed a lease for about 6,000 square feet of retail space at the intersection of Russell Branch Parkway and Crosstrail Boulevard east of the Wells Fargo bank and expects to open late this year. Charles Orvis found Orvis Company in Vermont in 1856, offering high-quality fly-fishing equipment. Orvis donates 5 percent of its pre-tax profits to conservation efforts nationwide. “Orvis’ decision to locate in Leesburg matches up perfectly with market data showing strong opportunity for retail growth in the sporting goods category,” said Marantha Edwards, Leesburg’s Economic Development …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Store offers cosmetics, fragrances, salon styling tools and more.
Beauty lovers in Leesburg will be happy to hear a new ULTA Beauty will be opening at the Village at Leesburg this summer. The cosmetics and beauty retailer has leased the space at 1606 Village Market Blvd. "We’re extremely pleased to announce ULTA Beauty, a quality tenant, will be joining the Village at Leesburg community," said Michael Wheat, executive vice president and director of leasing for Cypress Equities, in a press release. "We know that ULTA will enhance the shopping experience at our center and look forward to having a fantastic national retailer join our great merchants." ULTA is the largest beauty retailer in the United States, and sells cosmetics, fragrances, hair care, skincare, salon styling tools and hair care products, as…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
BurgerFi offers all-natural burgers, fresh cut fries and custard shakes.
Leesburg has been "BurgerFied." At least that’s what Leesburg BurgerFi franchise co-owner David Landry calls it. Landry and his partners opened their BurgerFi hamburger joint Tuesday next to Finnegan’s Irish Pub at the Village at Leesburg. Part of a small, but fast-growing franchise operation that began in Florida, BurgerFi is expanding throughout the United States, Landry said. The restaurant is known for its all-natural Angus burgers, complete with the BurgerFi logo stamped on the bun. Basic toppings come free, while the premium extras cost a dollar. The menu has options other than burgers, including all-natural hot dogs served with a variety of toppings, fresh cut fries and onion rings. For dessert, BurgerFi offers old-fashioned …
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…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Three sculptures are planned to be installed at the Village at Leesburg next summer. Local artists will have the chance to have their work displayed.
A permanent series of three sculptures are expected to be installed at the Village at Leesburg next summer, which will reflect a contemporary representation of Leesburg. The Loudoun Arts Council is currently accepting submissions from local artists who might be interested in creating the displays. According to Loudoun Arts Council President Rebecca Kite, a panel will select up to five finalists who will be asked to develop a proposal specifically for The Village at Leesburg. Artists will be interviewed and their proposals will be reviewed before selecting one finalist, Kite said. The outdoor project, which will include three final sculptures, will be installed early next summer. Village at Leesburg Manager Scott McCarthy said the idea was …
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 …
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 …
Monday, July 16, 2012
"Arts in the Village” will hold an official grand opening this August and is located in the Village at Leesburg.
Leesburg-area residents and shoppers got a sneak preview of the soon-to-open “Arts in the Village” Gallery on Saturday. Located at the Village at Leesburg, about a block from the Cobb Village 12 Cinemas, the new art gallery will officially open in mid-August, according to Marketing Chair Kevin Bednarz. A partnership between the Village at Leesburg and Loudoun Arts Council, the gallery will be a 2100-square-foot cooperative space showcasing the work of 20 Loudoun artists, including paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, wood and other visual arts. Bednarz said that the gallery would spotlight the works of a featured artist every month. “This is a wonderful space,” Bednarz said. “There really isn’t anything else like it in the area, …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
There was a wide variety of entertainment available to the local community Saturday afternoon, which helped to celebrate some of the success that the upscale shopping center has seen since opening.
The Village at Leesburg hosted it's third annual Summer Block Party on Saturday and benefited Loudoun Mobile Hope, a recently new program that supports the needs of precariously housed and at risk youth. Family activities were available throughout the day including live music, an appearance by children's performer Mr. Knick Knack!, face painters, a balloon twister, acrobatic juggler, Cirgue du Soleil stilt walker, sidewalk sales, prizes and more. Inova Loudoun Hospital's Mobile Health Services Bus will be on-site providing free health screenings, a cooling station and basic first aid.