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CHIMOLE closes in downtown Leesburg; owner seeking new location

The Latin art-and-music-themed tapas restaurant CHIMOLE, at 10 S. King St. downtown Leesburg, closed its doors Dec. 30.

Owner Yovanna Reiser said she is looking for a new location in Loudoun and hopes to re-open soon. In the meantime, even though the restaurant is closed, there are plans to bring CHIMOLE to private events in the area with catering and live music.

Reiser said she is searching for a bigger space where she can keep the same concept -- an art gallery and tapas bar. She's "definitely not closing for good,” she said.

CHIMOLE opened in 2012 and was named a "rising star" by the Leesburg Business Association in 2013.

"We would like to thank everyone for the ongoing loyalty and support over the last five years. Stay tuned for the grand opening of the new location," Reiser said in a Facebook post.


A lot of restaurant owners think it’s very quaint and hip to open a restaurant in an old building in downtown Leesburg. It all sounds great until they have to basically rebuild the building to get it up to code, deal with parking issues and high rent…suddenly being a spunky little downtown spot becomes a lot less appealing.

That high rent in downtown Leesburg squashed another dream.  That wasn’t a Devine space, was it?

Wanted to try it last summer, but couldn’t seem to find their website to check the menu,so I gave up. Hard to understand why a restaurant today would not have a web site…

Food wasnt so good there.

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