Monday, January 14, 2013
What do you think should go in the shuttered coffee shop space at 17 N King St in Leesburg?
After Shoes Cup and Cork Club closed its doors over the Christmas holiday, a vacant spot has opened up in downtown Leesburg. What would you like to see go there? Mike Miller, of SWaN Investors, who manages the building said "so far there is no new information about the space at this time." The shop, located at 17 N King St, was remembered as a quirky spot next to Lightfoot Restaurant. Though Leesburg Patch commenters disagreed about the service and food at Shoes upon its closing, nearly all of them pined for the ambiance the shop offered. Many of them said they'd like to see that spirit kept alive with a new business. "When I first started dating my boyfriend we would go there, sit with our coffees, look around and marvel at the history of…
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.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Event brings shoppers, restaurant goers to historic downtown Saturday
Historic Leesburg hosted a "Downtown Day" and sidewalk sale on Saturday. Shop keepers were pleased with the overall turnout. Terry Downs, owner of Savannah's located at 27 S. King Street and Down's & Co. at 3 Loudoun Street SW, said she saw "a lot of out of towners who were doing some Christmas shopping." Downs said sales were going well and she would love to see this event again in the future. "It would be great if they would block the streets off and have more street vendors, just like the garden show," Downs added. Jan Forman, owner of a new shop at One Loudoun Street SW called The Jeans Whisperer, was also happy with the turnout for both Leesburg's First Friday and the Downtown Day. The shop opened on July 6 and is appreciative of …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Project is expected to make Leesburg’s historic downtown more attractive and walkable.
Town of Leesburg officials and business leaders broke ground on the first phase of the Downtown Improvement Project late Monday. The project is expected to beautify parts of Leesburg’s historic downtown and make it more pedestrian-friendly. The Leesburg Town Council approved Phases I and II of the Downtown Improvement Project in September 2010. Phase 1A consists of improvements to two walkways that run between the town parking garage and King Street, as well as improvements to the alley that runs behind the King Street shops from Loudoun Street to Market Street. The improvements will include better storm drainage facilities, landscaping, streetlights and crosswalks. Phase 1B of the project consists of improvements to the East End Triangle …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The second of two public input meetings will be held tonight, at 6:30 p.m., regarding the alley improvements near the Town Hall parking garage.
The second of two public input session will be held this March 14 regarding downtown improvements projects that are scheduled to begin this spring. Discussions will focus on alley improvements near the Town Hall parking garage including two walkways linking to King St. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Leesburg's Town Hall. Two weeks ago, an input session was held regarding East End Triangle improvements near Mom's Apple Pie. A new curb, short stone retaining wall, and decorative street signs will be put in place including an eight inch caliper red oak. The improvements are being made in order to provide an immediate change in the appearance of the triangle. Click here to read more.