Loudoun Chamber of Commerce honors businesses at annual awards
Fri., Jan. 30 | 06:00 PM - Four Loudoun business owners were honored with awards by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce at the 2015 Community Leadership Awards Jan. 29.
Cycle Scene opens state-of-the-art Studio in Ashburn
Cycle Scene opened Jan. 12 at 44190 Waxpool Road, Suite 127, in Ashburn. Photo Courtesy/Cycle Scene
Fri., Jan. 30 | 02:00 PM - For years, Jenn Sharman has taken spin classes around the area, but never found the work out environment she wanted. She realized this was a business she could improve upon, and decided to convince her husband, Clay, to open a cycling studio.
Psych services struggle to keep up in growing Loudoun County
Thu., Jan. 29 | 08:06 AM - The job of providing for the needs of those struggling with mental illness is no small task, and it's hard to keep up with the growing demand.
Brambleton rezonings pass Loudoun board; new houses and $35M in improvements coming
A rendering of the proposed Brambleton Town Center. -Courtesy/Brambleton
Mon., Jan. 26 | 06:19 PM - In separate near unanimous-decision votes on Jan. 21, with Supervisor Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn) absent for one of the votes, the Board of Supervisors approved a package of rezoning requests for Brambleton, which will likely mean a major face-lift of the current development.
Proposal would let Dominion hike electric bills
Mon., Jan. 26 | 12:00 PM - Dominion Virginia Power would be allowed to avoid state regulation for eight years while having the ability to raise consumers’ electric bills if the General Assembly passes a bill before the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
Lost Rhino Brewery expanding, opening Brambleton restaurant and brew pub
The owners of Lost Rhino Brewery have announced plans to expand to Brambelton Town Center. Photo Courtesy/Lost Rhino
Mon., Jan. 26 | 08:00 AM - The owners of Lost Rhino Brewery, based on Red Rum Drive in Ashburn, have announced they're expanding their business and will be opening a second brewery and restaurant in the Brambleton Town Center.
Turning ice into art
Last year Casey Conner, founder of Ice Lab Ice Sculptures, in Baltimore, Md. created an enormous sculpture of an eagle soaring over a mountain, intended to honor the area’s many military veterans and active-duty members. Courtesy Photo
Fri., Jan. 23 | 10:13 AM - Village at Leesburg’s Winter Ice Fest to host elite ice carving competition
Loudoun County bus service schedule changes effective Feb. 2
Fri., Jan. 30 | 07:28 PM - Schedule changes will take effect Feb. 2 for the Loudoun County Transit commuter bus service, local fixed-route bus service and Silver Line connection service. The changes include:
Lansdowne Resort named four-diamond property
Fri., Jan. 30 | 11:32 AM - AAA Mid-Atlantic recently revealed 22 hotels and 12 restaurants in Virginia.
Comment sought on proposed power line in Loudoun County
Fri., Jan. 30 | 11:05 AM - Regulators are seeking public comment on a Dominion Virginia Power plan to build a new high-voltage transmission line and substation in Loudoun County.
MORE: State jobless rate falls to lowest since October 2008
Wed., Jan. 28 | 03:25 PM - The U.S. Labor Department says Virginia's jobless rate fell to 4.8 percent in December.
King Street Oyster Bar and Grill to open in old Cooley Gallery space, preparing for summer opening
Tue., Jan. 27 | 04:08 PM - Amid months of speculation about the fate of the Cooley Gallery space, Rick Allison, the owner of Pittsburgh Rick’s and former owner of The Dock, has plans to turn the gallery into an oyster bar complete with outdoor seating and a martini bar.
Dulles’ Orbital to merge with ATK
Tue., Jan. 27 | 02:26 PM - After a slight postponement of merger discussions, Orbital’s stockholders have approved a merger with ATK’s Aerospace and Defense Groups.
Retail Properties of America buys Fort Evans Plaza II in Leesburg
Tue., Jan. 27 | 12:50 PM - Retail Properties of the America Inc. bought Fort Evans Plaza II, the 250,000-square-foot home of Marshalls, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dollar Tree and Five Below at the corner of Battlefield Parkway and Fort Evans Road, for $65 million.
Loudoun supervisors pass ordinance allowing farm breweries
A motion allowing farm breweries in land zoned agricultural passed the Board of Supervisors last night with an 8-1 vote. - Courtesy/Visit Loudoun
Thu., Jan. 22 | 03:08 PM - Last night the Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to allow farm breweries on land zoned for agricultural use, where something is grown on the farm that goes into the beer.
One Loudoun developers claim county inflated assessments of Ashburn property
One Loudoun, a 358-acre mixed use development in Ashburn, is attempting to recoup taxes it says have been erroneously levied against it since 2011.
Wed., Jan. 21 | 06:59 AM - The developers of Ashburn's One Loudoun complex are contending the Board of Supervisors, through its assessors office, misrepresented tax assessments on the developer's real estate by as much as $20 million, according to a petition filed with Loudoun County Circuit Court last month.
Average per gallon gas price under $2
Tue., Jan. 20 | 04:57 PM - After cresting for a span of 24 hours at $2 a gallon starting early Friday morning, the average retail price for regular grade gasoline in Virginia fell below $2 per gallon over the weekend to $1.99 per gallon statewide.
K2M proposes selling stock at market price
Tue., Jan. 20 | 02:42 PM - Leesburg-based K2M prepares to offer its stock to the public once again, this time at market price.
Mosby association preserves past, embraces change
Richard T. Gillespie is the new executive director for the Mosby Heritage Area Association, which aims to educate about the history and advocate for the preservation of the culture and scenery of the Northern Virginia Piedmont. Courtesy Photo
Tue., Jan. 20 | 12:46 PM - The Mosby association just completed a preservation plan for the Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville battlefields.
Loudoun grocer holds “Design Our Bag” challenge
Sat., Jan. 17 | 11:00 AM - The Fresh Market grocery store, which has a location in Ashburn, is holding a “Design Our Bag” challenge for children 15 and younger.
Washington out as potential Olympics 2024 destination; USOC chose Boston instead
Fri., Jan. 16 | 05:33 PM - The United States Olympic Committee announced it would back Boston in its bid to host the 2024 games. The decision was made at the Denver International Airport last week.
Business incentives: Loudoun’s retention and recruitment tool
Thu., Jan. 15 | 11:10 AM - Last week the Board of Supervisors agreed to pay K2M Group Holdings Inc. $340,000 in cash, and waive $110,000 in fees, as part of a package to keep the medical devices firm in the county. Successful companies such as K2M capitalize on competition for their location.
Becky and Scott Harris on Southern Living’s ‘50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015’
Wed., Jan. 14 | 05:13 PM - Becky and Scott Harris, owners of Purcellville's Catoctin Creek Distilling, were named to Southern Living's list of '50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015.'
Goose Creek shoots for a hotel, homes and 9 holes; awaits Feb. 11 hearing
Tue., Jan. 13 | 06:16 PM - McLean developer Kettler Inc., wants to transform nine holes of its 18-hole course into a restaurant and hotel, while increasing the land's residential zoning to six houses an acre instead of one every three acres.
Tower Companies looks to build town center near Fairfax line
Tue., Jan. 13 | 07:01 AM - Tower Companies, a Rockville, Md.-based developer, is looking to rezone a 28-acre property at the corner of Route 28 and Shaw Road, into a town center with residential, office and retail uses, according to documents the company filed with the county in December.
One dead, dozens injured after Metro station fills with smoke
Mon., Jan. 12 | 09:52 PM - One is dead, two critically injured and many others injured after a Metro station filled with smoke Monday afternoon.
Loudoun SBDC ‘Start Your Business’ seminar set for Jan. 15
Mon., Jan. 12 | 05:00 PM - The Loudoun Small Development Center will hold a “Start Your Business” seminar from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Mason Enterprise Center, 202 Church St. SE, Leesburg.
Randy Radish moves to storefront
Sharon Lindblad and Nancy Jezior, co-owners of the Randy Radish, with their food truck. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Mon., Jan. 12 | 03:11 PM - Sharon Lindblad and Nancy Jezior, co-owners of the Randy Radish, have big plans for the vegan food business, which started out of a food truck.
Streak of solid hiring bolsters confidence about 2015
Sun., Jan. 11 | 11:25 AM - A healthy month of hiring in December capped the best year for U.S. job growth since 1999, demonstrating that employers are more confident than they've been since the Great Recession began.
Fashioned of wood and brick and featuring a semi-open kitchen located behind a low wall, Pike’s Fish House interior says “casual” and “friendly.” Photos Courtesy/Facebook
Sat., Jan. 10 | 09:00 AM - Lansdowne Town Center's newest edition offers a bite for everyone