A new gift shop featuring local and national brands will be opening this spring in the former Southern States building at 201 W. Washington St. in Middleburg.

Brick and Mortar — a retail store featuring “entertaining and interesting products for him and her” — is owned by Tara and Ben Wegdam, who have been in business in Middleburg for 21 years. This will be their fourth store in town.

“Think of it as a collection of products that each have a story to tell, that are unique and create conversation,” Ben Wegdam said in a prepared statement. “Brick and Mortar takes a new approach by encouraging its customers to not just shop, but to genuinely engage and be entertained in a traditional retail store.”

The husband-and-wife team own several other retail stores including Creme de la Creme, Zest and Loulou. They also operate two Brick and Mortar locations in Leesburg and Frederick, Maryland.

“We have been looking for the right space for a Brick and Mortar in Middleburg for quite a while,” Ben Wegdam said. “Not only did we start our businesses here, we live here and are part of the community. Middleburg is a unique town with both a thriving culture and retail market, it couldn’t be a better fit.”

More information can be found at justbrickandmortar.com.

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