Month: February 2015

Virtual Strategy Magazine: Fast Growing Startup Solebrity Inks Lease Space One Loudoun, Plans to Double Staff

“ASHBURN, Va., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Fast-growing social commerce startup Solebrity (pronounced so•leb•ri•ty – combining the words “social” and “celebrity”) has inked a deal for a 2,300 square-foot space in Loudoun County’s new downtown – One Loudoun, and in turn tripling the space at its previous location – a starter garage in Ashburn, Virginia.

“We outgrew our garage space and One Loudoun was a great fit,” says, Solebrity CEO, AJ Jaghori. “This entire area is going through a big tech revival right now, and we are excited to be a part of that,” Solebrity plans to stay in One Loudoun, with plans to double staffing in 2015…”

 

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Loudoun Times Mirror: Foodies Rejoice: Some New Dining Options Are Coming to Loudoun in 2015

“Loudouners hoping to spice up their dining routine should be excited to see a large slate of new restaurant options coming to the county in 2015.

One Loudoun, the gastronomical center of Ashburn, will be adding eight new restaurants before the end of this year.

Downtown Leesburg, the original mixed-used development, will soon add the King Street Oyster Bar and Grill in what was the Cooley Gallery; Victory Brewing is set to take the place of the old Times-Mirror building in 2016; and it was recently announced the Corcorans were working on a reboot of their Leesburg Brewing Company set to open next month.

Rick Allison, the man responsible for the oyster bar, opened Pittsburgh Rick’s, a sandwich shop, in October 2014…”

 

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DC Eater: The Next Family Meal will serve Clam Chowder Bites and Pepperoni Spiked Burger

“Family Meal is quickly becoming a major brand for chef Bryan Voltaggio, who has opened locations of the restaurant in Baltimore and Frederick, and is planning one in Richmond, Va. This month, an Ashburn location debuts at 20470 Exchange St. Though out in Loudoun County, it’s the closest Family Meal location to downtown D.C…”

 

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DC Eater: Ashburn Gets its Own Family Meal Today

“It’s opening day for the latest location of Family Meal, Bryan Voltaggio’s diner-ish concept, this time located in Ashburn.

The restaurant serves classic dishes like meatloaf and fried chicken, and is adding new menu items with each location (another recently opened in Baltimore). Bryan Voltaggio told Eater he’s particularly excited about such dishes as a pepperoni-spiked burger and clam chowder bites (not unlike his pot pie fritters at the original)…”

 

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Washingtonian: Family Meal Ashburn Opens With a Pepperoni Burger, “Our Bay” Fries

“A branch of Bryan Voltaggio’s Family Meal debuts in Ashburn on Wednesday, bringing cheffed-up diner fare to the One Loudoun development. Though similar to the flagship in Frederick, Maryland, and newer Baltimore spinoff, the first Virginia location offers a number of new menu items and desserts, thanks to the recent addition of pastry chefChris Ford to Voltaggio’s restaurant family (which also includes Volt, Aggio, andLunchbox)…”

 

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One Loudoun Lands Upscale Eddie Merlot’s to Expand Fine Dining Options in Ashburn

“Diners looking for a new upscale restaurant in Loudoun can look forward to the Eddie Merlot’s coming to One Loudoun in Ashburn.

The Platinum Restaurant Group opened the first Eddie Merlot’s in Fort Wayne, IN, in 2001 and has expanded to seven other states, including the 11,000-square-foot One Loudoun location, the first in the DC area…”

 

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Fast-growing startup Solebrity inks lease for space in One Loudoun, plans to double staff.

ASHBURN, Va., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Fast-growing social commerce startup Solebrity (pronounced so•leb•ri•ty – combining the words “social” and “celebrity”) has inked a deal for a 2,300 square-foot space in Loudoun County’s new downtown – One Loudoun, and in turn tripling the space at its previous location – a starter garage in Ashburn, Virginia.

“We outgrew our garage space and One Loudoun was a great fit,” says, Solebrity CEO, AJ Jaghori. “This entire area is going through a big tech revival right now, and we are excited to be a part of that,” Solebrity plans to stay in One Loudoun, with plans to double staffing in 2015.

Solebrity promises to revolutionize “social shopping” (the intersection of social media and online shopping – a la Facebook meets Amazon), starting with a vision to create a marketplace where people can turn their friends, family and followers on about the products they love and receive a reward when someone buys it. Solebrity is set to launch in the spring. The company is currently accepting limited reservations for early access to the mobile app. Consumers can reserve their spot for the VIP launch at www.solebrity.me. Jaghori says, “Solebrity will be a ‘game changer’ and promises ‘a special shopping experience for early adopters.'” Since launching the early reservation system, Solebrity has signed thousands of users and hundreds of brands.

About Solebrity
Solebrity is a smart data company building a product that instantly connects consumers with brands leveraging patented technologies. Consumers can share meaningful products with trusted friends, shop unique deals, earn instant rewards, and donate to great causes. For more information, visit www.solebrity.me.

Media Contact:
Julie Dillon, Vice President of Marketing
One Loudoun
703.821.2500
jdillon@millerandsmith.com

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fast-growing-startup-solebrity-inks-lease-for-space-in-one-loudoun-plans-to-double-staff-300038808.html

One Loudoun Introduces Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef And Seafood Restaurant: A Fine Dining Experience Set to Open Fall 2015

Ashburn, Virginia, February 4, 2015 One Loudoun is proud to introduce Eddie Merlot’s, a premier steakhouse known for high-end service, hand-cut prime beef, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine selection.

The addition of the popular “white tablecloth” restaurant will be the first fine-dining concept for One Loudoun and first location in the Washington, D.C. market. The Platinum Restaurant Group, based in Fort Wayne, Ind., opened Eddie Merlot’s in 2001 and has since expanded the restaurant series to Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.

Set to open fall 2015, the 11,000 square-foot restaurant has a reputation for its unique tableside service with Chateaubriand and Bananas Foster. Dish options will include a

7- or 10-ounce prime-cut filet mignon, aged 21 days, a 14-ounce Prime New York Strip, a 20-ounce bone-in Bison rib-eye, and a 32-ounce Wagyu Tomahawk rib-eye.

The renowned steakhouse is named after founder and wine connoisseur Bill Humphries’s nickname and prides itself on delivering exceptional service and an unparalleled atmosphere. The new One Loudoun location will follow suit, featuring valet parking, warm décor, and an extensive wine list.

“We’re thrilled to welcome one of America’s premier steakhouses to One Loudoun,” said Bill May, Vice President of Miller & Smith and Managing Director of One Loudoun. “Eddie Merlot’s offers one-of-a-kind service and world-class facilities that will fulfill the increasing desire for high-end restaurant options and exceptional dining experiences in Loudoun County.”

Eddie Merlot’s is joining the growing slate of new One Loudoun restaurant options including: Bryan Voltaggio’s Family Meal, Matchbox, Redskins Grille, Okada Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Pind Modern Indian Cuisine, Sense of Thai St., and the highly-anticipated 10,000 square-foot Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande, to create the best dining destination in Loudoun County.

To learn more about One Loudoun visit www.oneloudoun.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

About One Loudoun:

One Loudoun is a premier 358-acre omni-use, masterplanned community in Loudoun County, Virginia, that will feature 1,040 homes, 702,000 square feet of retail including fine dining, upscale shopping and movie theater, a luxury hotel, nearly three million square feet of office space, a clubhouse with pool and an amphitheater – all surrounded by approximately 150 acres of public land with miles of walking trails. One Loudoun’s mixed-use Downtown district opened in spring 2013 and continues to add new tenants.

Media Contact:

Julie Miner Dillon | Miller & Smith Stephanie Orton Lynch | Delucchi Plus

703.821.2500, ext. 190 202.248.5855

jdillon@millerandsmith.com slynch@delucchiplus.com