Leesburg’s Palio Ristorante thrives with new management, new chef
Palio Ristorante does a brink business in the evenings, having been adopted as a popular meet-up location by Leesburg residents. Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny.
Sun., Dec. 8 | 01:05 PM - On a Saturday night at Palio Ristorante, the walls are filled with a classy ambience and the jazzy sounds from a piano trio. The enticing aroma of black truffle and smoked ham pasta contributes to that relaxing atmosphere guests crave on a weekend night.
Reign of Cats and Dogs: Pets getting the royal treatment
Kim Williams opened the Reign of Cats and Dogs nine yeas ago, inspired by her own pets, she provides both essential pet supplies and more esoteric pet treats and mementos. Times-Mirror Staff Photo/John Geddie.
Sun., Dec. 8 | 09:00 AM - Nine years ago, Kim Williams was looking for ideas for a shop to open up. She had found the perfect spot on King Street to rent, but she wasn’t sure what the shop would sell. Her great idea came from looking down at her pets — and Reign of Cats and Dogs was born.
Pangle off to strong start with Downtown Association
Leesburg Realtor Gwen Pangle was recently elected president of the Leesburg Downtown Business Association. She talked to the Times-Mirror about her plans for the future. Photo by Jonathan Taylor.
Sat., Dec. 7 | 08:00 AM - Walking around downtown Leesburg. Talking with merchants. Helping to make things happen. This is Gwen Pangle’s home turf – and she wouldn’t want it any other way.
Virginia Cavalry kick off delayed until Spring 2015
Fri., Dec. 6 | 04:33 PM - The Virginia Cavalry FC, the soccer franchise for Ashburn’s VIP Sports and Entertainment, announced Dec. 6 that the team’s inaugural season would be delayed until Spring 2015.
Sterling man will serve 12 years for $270 million fraud scheme
Fri., Dec. 6 | 03:23 PM - A Sterling man will spend 12 years in federal prison after authorities said he orchestrated a $270 million stock loan scheme that took more than $35 million from his clients.
From home brewing to big business
Beltway Brewing Co.‘s recently built facility, looking into the production area from the tasting room. - Times-MirrorPhoto/Doug Stroud
Fri., Dec. 6 | 09:16 AM - Beltway Brewing Co. owner Sten Sellier wants to help the big guys expand.
Mulling through the holidays
Wed., Dec. 4 | 03:59 PM - The perfect holiday recipe has nothing to do with gingerbread men or pumpkin pie or a roast turkey.
All Things New Again keeps with tradition in Leesburg
Courtney Mickalonis (right), the manager of reclaimed furniture and paint store All Things New Again stands in one of the bedrooms with her parents Dave and Cathy Prebich, who owned the previous iteration of the store called Sawdust Specialties. - Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Ben Hancock
Wed., Dec. 4 | 11:29 AM - Courtney Mickalonis and her parents Dave and Cathy Prebich have opened their family store for the past nine Thanksgivings.
Wharton steps down as Department of Building director
Tue., Dec. 3 | 01:21 PM - Terrance D. Wharton will step down as director of the Loudoun County Department of Building and Development after 22 years of service.
Route 15 cut from Morven Park boundary line adjustments
Tue., Dec. 3 | 07:00 AM - The Leesburg Town Council voted Nov. 26 to affirm a resolution that would leave Route 15 out of the boundary line adjustments to incorporate Morven Park.
United unveils new widebody hangar at Dulles Airport
Sun., Dec. 1 | 08:00 AM - United Airlines opened its new widebody aircraft maintenance hangar at Washington Dulles International Airport on Nov. 21.
Virginia regulators OK electricity, gas rate reductions
Sat., Nov. 30 | 08:00 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Customers of Dominion Virginia Power and Columbia Gas of Virginia are getting a break on rates.
Local resident opens third Penn Station restaurant, eyes Leesburg location
Fri., Nov. 29 | 07:00 AM - Anna Prendergast left her life as a television news reporter a year-and-a-half ago to start a series of Penn Station franchises in Northern Virginia.
Loudoun SBDC hosts ‘Start Your Business’ in Leesburg
Sun., Dec. 8 | 07:00 AM - The Loudoun Small Business Development Center will hold a “Start Your Business” seminar from 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Mason Enterprise Center, 202 Church St. SE, Leesburg.
Long & Foster in Sterling names top employee
Sat., Dec. 7 | 11:00 AM - Marlene Baugh, Long & Foster Real Estate associate broker, has been named the top seller, top lister and top sales producer for the month of October for the company’s Sterling/Potomac Falls office.
Nau Computer pops up in Loudoun
Sat., Dec. 7 | 10:31 AM - Several businesses in Loudoun are now using Nau Computers, an “all in one, everything at once” Point of Sale System.
Middleburg Long & Foster office adds a broker
Sat., Dec. 7 | 06:00 AM - Susan Hensley has joined the Middleburg office of Long & Foster Real Estate as an associate broker.
Aldie equestrian facility under new management
Sat., Dec. 7 | 02:00 AM - An Aldie equestrian facility will be under new management beginning Dec. 1.
Outdoor store opens in Village at Leesburg
Fri., Dec. 6 | 07:00 AM - Orvis will hold a grand opening celebration at its new Leesburg store Dec. 6-8.
Maggie’s Closet in Leesburg turns 2
Thu., Dec. 5 | 03:45 PM - Loudoun’s only free clothing store, Maggie’s Closet, will turn 2 Dec. 5.
Virginia Women’s Business Conference a success
Lori Saitz, founder of Zen Rabbit, laughs with Christina Daves- Gainesville during Monique Greenwood’s presentation.
Thu., Nov. 28 | 12:00 PM - The 2013 Virginia Women's Business Conference was held Nov. 22 at The National Conference Center in Leesburg. Dozens of successful women attended the event. Doug Stroud captured the day in photos for the Times-Mirror.
Market Table Bistro owner eyes Mexican restaurant
Wed., Nov. 27 | 03:52 PM - Jason Lage, co-owner and executive chef at Market Table Bistro, says he's been thinking about a Mexican restaurant project like this for a while.
UPDATED: Loudoun Hounds president and CEO steps down
Wed., Nov. 27 | 01:21 PM - Bob Farren today stepped down as president and CEO of VIP Sports and Entertainment, the organization responsible for the Loudoun Hounds. Updated with timeline.
Patrick Kaler leaving Visit Loudoun
Wed., Nov. 27 | 12:54 PM - Patrick Kaler, president and CEO of Visit Loudoun, announced his resignation today.
Police searching for downtown Leesburg burglary suspects
Leesburg Police released the photo of the second suspect involved in the burglary, taken from a surveillance video camera inside The Cajun Experience.
Wed., Nov. 27 | 11:41 AM - Men, police said, stole more than $3,000 in firearms from The Cajun Experience in downtown Leesburg.
Raising the Bean Bar at Village at Leesburg
Bean Bar owner Sohini Gupta stands in a telephone booth in her new coffee shop in the Village at Leesburg on opening day Nov. 21. The booth, which provides customers with a way to make private calls on their cellphones, was inspired by a recent trip to London. - Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny
Tue., Nov. 26 | 11:50 AM - The Village at Leesburg's only coffee shop opened to customers Nov. 21
UPDATED: Loudoun out of the running for FBI headquarters
The current J. Edgar Hoover Building in downtown D.C. (pictured) has become an “untenable headquarters situation” for the FBI, according to a Loudoun County staff report. Photo Courtesy/FBI
Mon., Nov. 25 | 04:24 PM - A GSA spokesman confirmed Monday that the transportation requirement was an essential component of the organization's call for suitable locations.
State seeks comment on Loudon County power plant
Mon., Nov. 25 | 07:00 AM - Virginia regulators are seeking comments on plans to build a 750-megawatt natural gas-fired generating facility in Loudoun County.
Six Loudoun women to watch: Lori Corcoran, Corcoran Vineyards
Lori Corcoran, co-owner of Leesburg Brewing Co., pours wine April 20 during the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival. Photo By/Rick Wasser
Sun., Nov. 24 | 08:00 AM - Corcoran Vineyards has been in operation for nearly a decade now, and watching the growth –both in her own operation and the local wine industry as a whole – has been fascinating for Lori Corcoran.
Leesburg Restaurant still looking for operators
Thu., Nov. 21 | 12:00 PM - Michael O'Connor, the owner of the space that once housed Leesburg Restaurant is looking to move a restaurant back into the King Street location soon, but needs to find interested parties to run operations.