Untapped business potential key to National Conference Center
The National Conference Center in Leesburg is one of the area’s largest meeting facilities. File photo
Thu., Apr. 24 | 11:15 AM - The National Conference Center was acquired last week for $36.9 million, and LaKota Hotels and Resorts has been contracted to take over the turnaround effort as the large conference center repositions itself to capture more business.
Leesburg Beer Company to open jazz lounge May 2
LBC Underground, a jazz lounge, is slated to move into the basement space below the Leesburg Beer Company May 2. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Thu., Apr. 24 | 10:30 AM - During next week's First Friday, the Leesburg Beer Company will open its new basement space called LBC Underground, a jazz lounge.
County leaders and Redskins discuss $2 million marketing investment
Thu., Apr. 24 | 09:08 AM - Supervisors, the Department of Economic Development and representatives of the Washington Redskins organization spoke with the Board of Supervisor's Economic Development Committee April 21 to further express support for a $2 million marketing deal between the Redskins and the county.
Leesburg one of the fastest growing cities in Virginia
Wed., Apr. 23 | 05:01 AM - Leesburg is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, according a study conducting by a popular financial website.
Beers and Burgers: A heavenly match made in Loudoun
BurgerFi Leesburg’s housemade crispy onion rings; B.A.D. (Breakfast All Day) burger, a natural angus burger with American cheese, hickory bacon drizzled with maple syrup, fried egg, hash browns, grilled diced onions, and ketchup; and the 100% Wagyu Kobe beef dog all-natural served with choice of style or toppings. Photo Courtesy/Rebekah Pizana
Sat., Apr. 19 | 07:00 AM - Burgers and beer. It's a classic combination that most Americans enjoy – and it happens to be an evolving and growing trend in Loudoun County.
Newly minted HUBZone businesses in Leesburg look to grab federal dollars
Fri., Apr. 18 | 09:09 AM - Since Leesburg became a HUBZone, 12 contractors who are either from Leesburg or have recently moved to the area have become HUBZone certified.
Report: Legal gay marriage could boost Va. economy
Wed., Apr. 23 | 01:58 PM - In February, a federal judge in Norfolk struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages.
Ben Franklin will close its Leesburg location this weekend after 40 years
Henriette Repolt has worked for 14 years at the Leesburg Ben Franklin store, which is slated to close on Saturday. - Times-Mirror/Ben Hancock
Thu., Apr. 17 | 07:00 AM - Bare aisle after bare aisle and an empty frame shop, sitting along a few remaining products marked down to 80 percent off signal the end of a 40-year run for Ben Franklin at its location on Catoctin Circle.
Feeding the world one meal at a time
Micheal Lipscomb works at Bricks 4 Kidz in Ashburn packaging meals to feed the world’s hungry April 12. Photo Courtesy/Tammy Reynolds
Wed., Apr. 16 | 04:30 PM - The Loudoun Chapter of the Jack and Jill Foundation prepared 10,000 meals to help feed the world's hungry
Loudoun home sales recovering from sluggish market
After a slow winter, homes such as these in Sterling Park flying off the market. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Wed., Apr. 16 | 12:22 PM - Homes sales, a driving factor in Loudoun County’s expanding economy, showed signs of a strong recovery as a late-breaking spring season brought out buyers for a large inventory of townhomes and single-family residences throughout the county.
National Conference Center in Lansdowne bought by NCC PS Enterprises, LLC
The National Conference Center is poised for a revamp from LaKota Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality management company specializing in turning around under-performing hotels, resorts, and conference centers. - Courtesy Photo
Tue., Apr. 15 | 04:05 PM - Stoneleigh Asset Management, along with LaKota Hotels & Resorts, will take over the conference center and West Belmont catering from ARAMARK effective May 16, and "will immediately begin the operational upgrade of all aspects of the property"
Dulles Greenway tolls rise again
Tue., Apr. 15 | 10:49 AM - Tolls are up again along the Leesburg-based Dulles Greenway, with full-use rates spiking from $4.90 to $5.10 during peak hours, 6:30 to 9 a.m. eastbound and 4 to 6:30 p.m. westbound.
Monk’s BBQ opens in Purcellville
Monk’s BBQ in Purcellville found a permanent home at 251 N. 21st St. in Purcellville, next to Southern States. Photo Courtesy/Monksq.com
Tue., Apr. 15 | 07:00 AM - After several years as a food truck based at Corcoran Vineyards in Waterford, Monk's BBQ has found a permanent home in Purcellville.
Hitting the mark: Loudoun charity closing in on $1 million in giving
Mon., Apr. 14 | 12:22 PM - 100WomenStrong, a Loudoun-based philanthropic group announced Monday it's closing in on its goal of reaching $1 million in giving.
Inova Loudoun Hospital supports Mobile Hope
Sun., Apr. 13 | 08:00 AM - With support from Inova Loudoun Hospital, Mobile Hope has become its own nonprofit, a pending 501(c)(3) organization.
Wine and Art: “It’s Only Rock and Roll” at 8 Chains North
Ike and Tina Turner, Las Vegas, 1969
Photos Courtesy/Richard Busch
Sat., Apr. 12 | 08:00 AM - For photographer Richard Busch, his photos of rock and roll legends were “just luck”
Powering a western Loudoun winery with solar
Both Solar 4 Leesburg and North Gate Vineyard won awards at the 2013 Chamber of Commerce Green Business Awards. -Courtesy/North Gate Vineyard
Fri., Apr. 11 | 08:35 AM - When Vicki Fedor and her husband Mark, owners of North Gate Vineyard in Purcellville, decided to construct the building that would become their tasting room and main center of operations they wanted it to be eco-friendly.
ArtSquare to reopen in June in downtown Leesburg
Thu., Apr. 10 | 01:36 PM - The facility, home to the Loudoun Academy of the Arts Foundation, will be located at the Shops at Dodona, 312 E. Market St.
Hounds hope taxable bonds will help finance stadium at One Loudoun
VIP Sports and Entertainment is looking to use taxable bonds from the Economic Development Authority to capture a lower interest rate loan. -Courtesy/VIP Sports and Entertainment
Thu., Apr. 10 | 07:25 AM - VIP Sports and Entertainment, the company hoping to bring professional baseball and soccer to Loudoun, wrote to the Economic Development Authority last week asking for a resolution for $55 million in taxable bonds to finance a stadium.
Times-Mirror takes nine first place honors in Va. Press Assn. contest
Wed., Apr. 9 | 11:20 AM - The Loudoun Times-Mirror fell just short of a four-peat as the best large-division weekly newspaper in Virginia, but still took home nine first place honors at the 2013 Virginia Press Association competition.
Rail contractor says Dulles project ready to turn over to MWAA
Wed., Apr. 9 | 11:18 AM - Substantial completion is the key construction milestone that the project has been struggling to reach for months.
Notaviva Vineyards: Fostering creativity, encouraging culture
Notaviva Vineyards in Purcellville pairs local, award-winning wines with music of all genres. Courtesy Photo/Notaviva Vineyards
Mon., Apr. 7 | 01:42 PM - PURCELLVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The tasting room at Stephen and Shannon Mackey's Loudoun County vineyard is every bit as quaint and cozy as one would expect to find at a local family-run winery.
Leesburg chef realizes dream with Sweetz Bakery
Trang Bowers, owner of Sweetz Bakery, offers a wide selection of hand-decorated cupcakes. She’s pictured here in 2012 at a kiosk in Dulles Town Center. Times-Mirror File Photo/Tin Nguyen
Sun., Apr. 6 | 07:59 AM - Passionate about cooking, especially about baking, Trang Bowers of Leesburg has finally realized her dream: her very own bakery.
County receives donation for Lovettsville Community Park equine facilities
Sat., Apr. 5 | 10:00 AM - The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) on March 31 received a donation of $14,123 from the Loudoun Horse Association for future equestrian amenities at Lovettsville Community Park.
Atlantic Realty hoping to revamp Sterling Plaza
Many of the spaces on the north side of the property are currently vacant. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Sat., Apr. 5 | 07:00 AM - Sterling Plaza I, LLC has filed a pre-submission application with the county to discuss possible renovations to the Sterling Plaza Shopping Center, as well as the addition of 10,500 square feet of residential use, including 30 "stacked multi-family dwelling units along the rear of the property."
Lexington 7 rezoning application denied by Loudoun board
Thu., Apr. 3 | 12:15 PM - The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night to deny a residential rezoning application within the Lexington 7 development, which has long been planned for commercial use.
Helldiver on display at Udvar-Hazy
Thu., Apr. 3 | 10:29 AM - A World War II dive-bomber, the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver, went on exhibition April 1 at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, where it has been undergoing restoration for the past 15 months.
Wine Wednesday: Local sparklers arrive just in time for warmer weather
Wed., Apr. 2 | 12:08 PM - In February I wondered why the shortage of sparkling sauce at Loudoun's wineries. As I should have known, local wine leaders were a few steps ahead of me.
Leesburg mulls downtown noise reduction measures
Wed., Apr. 2 | 10:00 AM - Just as the Town of Leesburg has announced its Acoustic on the Green and other downtown venues prepare for summer events, the Town Council is mulling new measures to keep the noise down.
New shopping and dining options at Dulles International Airport
Wed., Apr. 2 | 09:00 AM - Several new stores and restaurants are set to open at Dulles International Airport this year.