After three years of renovations, Ketterman's Jewelers opened its doors for a grand re-opening celebration on Wednesday at its new location at 212 Catoctin Circle in Leesburg.
Family-owned Ketterman's originated in Vienna in 1951 and opened a Leesburg storefront in 1988.
Three years ago, Dan and Tammi Ketterman purchased the former Loudoun Motor Sports building down the street from their existing location. They gutted the building to make room for a new Ketterman's, a Honey Baked Ham Co. and two not-yet-announced storefronts, which will be added in the near future.
Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk was on hand Wednesday for the ribbon cutting along with a large number of family members and community supporters.
Lesley Armstrong and her mother Diane Whitten live in Leesburg and were among the first to arrive for the event. They are frequent customers at Ketterman's and appreciate it is family-friendly and "everyone is so kind."
"There are a variety of gifts, and we enjoy supporting this local business," Armstrong said.
Tammi Ketterman thanked everyone for coming to the new shop and said she is "excited to show off the store you all built."
In addition to a wide selection of jewelry, the store sells a variety of gift items, apparel, handbags and candles.
Ketterman's is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.