I was asked at work a few days ago to pass out some fliers along King Street in downtown Leesburg for a couple events we have coming up. Originally, they wanted me to do it after work but most places close at either 5 or 5:30 so I offered to come into town today (Saturday) since Morven Park tours were off due to a large wine event onsite. It was about 90 degrees outside but I walked around for an hour and a half and I was not disappointed.
I stopped in probably ten or so shops and each place allowed me to leave some fliers on a counter or tape it to the wall. But I have found some gems and I will share a few experiences. First, my last stop:
Lola’s Cookies (www.lolacookies.com
109 South King Street) is a small place but do they have some good cupcakes. Now, this was my first time here, but first impressions are important. I had an Apple Spice Cupcake that was to die for. Pretty sure I devoured it in under 30 seconds. I did savor it a little bit 😉 The cupcake was $3.15 + tax, but I will be back.
Another store I thoroughly enjoyed was called Four Shabby Chicks (30 S. King Street, http://fourshabbychicks.blogspot.com). I love antiques and had to contain myself while walking around. It is a very large store with at least two levels. Books, pins, furniture, silverware, you name it. I randomly stopped to look at some old wooden nickels and came to find out they were from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, where I lived for almost two years and went to grad school. The small nickels that are reminiscent of the old POGS (remember those?) were 4 for a dollar, so I bought five and will give one to a friend.
Another comment to make is on the parking garage. There are lots in the historic area and the parking garage off Loudoun and Market Streets are free after 5pm and are FREE on weekends. Really easy to get to, parking is decent and within a few blocks of the main historic district.
If you haven’t been to downtown Leesburg and have always wanted to check it out, it is well worth your time. Maybe not so much on a 90 degree day, but on a nice, cool afternoon in the fall.
Yes, it was a little hot out ha.