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Aiyara Thai Restaurant Celebrates First Anniversary on Tuesday, October 5, 2010

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 11:30 a.m., on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, Town of Leesburg officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Aiyara Thai Restaurant located at 5 Catoctin Circle SE, in celebration of their first anniversary.  Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd will be officiating.

“Please come join the Sermbhongse Family -- Noom, Apple, and Aunty Goong -- as we serve you authentic Thai cuisine,” invited owner, Noom Sermbhongse.  “We use fresh, locally grown vegetables from the Leesburg Farmer’s Market, along with fresh herbs and spices from our gardens to flavor our dishes.”

The name Aiyara (i-ya-ra) in the Thai language means “elephant”, a very meaningful symbol for loyalty, friendliness, good fortune and happiness.  To thank the Leesburg community for their support and patronage during this first year, Aiyara Thai Restaurant will be offering a special discount of 50% off meals all day on October 5. 

Dolce Coffee House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held on Saturday, October 2, 2010

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At noon, on Saturday, October 2, 2010, Town of Leesburg officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Dolce Coffee House located at 703 East Market Street, Suite J, in the Prosperity Center shopping plaza.  Vice Mayor Kevin Wright officiated.

Dolce Coffee House is independently owned and operated by Anthony and Ann Han.  Specializing in premium coffee and tea, Dolce Coffee House also offers delicious breakfast, light meals, freshly baked goods and free internet service.  Customers can enjoy either cozy indoor or spacious outdoor seating choices.

“We are very impressed with how friendly and knowledgeable are customers are about their choice of coffee and tea,” said owner Anthony Han.  “We know our customers appreciate the difference that Dolce Coffee House offers.” 

King Street Coffee Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled for Friday, October 1, 2010

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 5:30 pm, on Friday, October 1, 2010, Town of Leesburg officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for King Street Coffee, located at 110 South King Street in historic downtown Leesburg.  Mayor Umstattd will be officiating.

King Street Coffee is located at the corner of South King Street and Royal Street SE, one block from the W&OD Trail, with an adjacent parking lot in the rear. Their menu features locally roasted beans as well as brewed coffee, favorite espresso drinks, gourmet tea, other iced cold beverages and freshly baked treats.  Visitors can linger in the indoor seating area or enjoy the front porch or garden seating.

Owner Kimberly Nevin and her husband Tom recently relocated to Loudoun County, bringing with them years of experience in the hospitality industry.

Larceny in Leesburg

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded to a Subway restaurant for a report of a larceny on Monday, September 27. The deputy located four subjects matching the description given during a lookout and all four of the subjects were all indentified as juveniles from Leesburg. One of the juveniles, a 14-year-old, was identified as being involved in the theft of a small amount of money from a tip jar in the restaurant located on the 19300 block of Promenade Drive. The restaurant declined to pursue charges. However, all four subjects were issued trespass forms for the restaurant.


Blackthorne Inn presents Halfway to St. Patty's Day

Blackthorne Inn & Restaurant/ Wolfe Tone's Pub is a hidden Irish treasure on the outskirts of Middleburg. This place is family owned by an Irish family, and you can definitely feel the ambiance when you walk in the door. This has been my husband's favorite place for years, but it truly showed it's greatness when we went last Friday.

Leesburg's First Friday

Be sure to head downtown on the first Friday of each month to historic downtown Leesburg. The “Leesburg’s First Friday” events offer live music performances, art exhibits, lectures, comedy shows, wine tastings, yoga happy hours and even more! Stroll around South King Street, Loudoun Street, Market Street and North King street because the fun is all around downtown Leesburg.

The art galleries, restaurants, specialty shops and antique shops will be open until 9:00 p.m. or later and many will be offering special discounts. For more information you can visit www.LeesburgFirstFriday.com or you can become a fan of “LeesburgFirstFriday” on Facebook!

Here is a list of upcoming First Friday dates:

Friday, September 03, 2010 (6:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Friday, October 01, 2010 (6:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Friday, November 05, 2010 (6:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Friday, December 03, 2010 (6:00 PM-9:00 PM)