Month: January 2016

World of Beer Opening Soon at One Loudoun!

We are proud to announce that World of Beer will be opening soon at One Loudoun! Construction on World of Beer began in December and it is projected to open on March 14th, just in time for March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day.

Best known for their large variety of craft beer, World of Beer has something for every kind of beer lover. If you’re new to the beer scene, their knowledgeable staff is there to make suggestions and guide you through the options. Managing partner of the One Loudoun location, Robert M. Dorfman, describes the atmosphere as “unintimidating and comfortable.”

The establishment is not known just for their beer, but their ability to perfectly pair each “elevated comfort food” dish with a brew that will compliment it best. Their “tavern fare” includes classic tavern food like sliders, sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, and finger foods.

The franchise chooses their beers based on the location, and offers anything from local breweries to national favorites. “A significant number of local and regional beers will be available–and national and international beers–it will represent pretty much the entire world,” Dorfman said.

This location, well over 5000 square feet, will have indoor and outdoor seating, as well as sliding glass doors to create an open atmosphere in the warmer months. Other features will include 17-20 televisions, a fireplace, an indoor stage for live music, and a dance floor space.

The World of Beer’s website sums it all up by stating “Simply put, we love all things beer- the tastes, pairings and amazing stories, people, and cultures behind them.”

World of Beer is located at 44699 Brimfield Drive, Ashburn. To keep up with all of the events and happenings at One Loudoun, sign up for our Digital Media Engine!

Sources: worldofbeer.compatch.com

A Look Inside: The Plaza

The Plaza at One Loudoun is without question one of the unique hallmarks of our vibrant, award-winning community! It is a shared, communal space truly at the heart of One Loudoun, features a park and plaza, and is surrounded by a variety of merchant’s, restaurants and retail shops. Let’s take a closer look at One Loudoun’s beloved Plaza:

The Plaza at One Loudoun is a multi-purpose plaza with a beautifully lit fountain and plenty of outdoor seating, placed at the center of Loudoun’s New Downtown. The Plaza offers Loudoun locals the ideal place to socialize with friends or just sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.

A shared space like the Plaza is one of the key elements of any mixed-use community, as it provides residents (and in our case Loudoun County locals) with a space to interact, strengthen social ties, and enjoy each other’s company.

In addition to the Plaza’s relaxing, refreshing appeal, it is also the ideal venue for a number of outdoor events. The Plaza is Loudoun’s ultimate destination for weekly live music and interactive entertainment year-round. From live music and kids shows, to seasonal events, block parties and beyond, there’s something for everyone at the Plaza! Here are just a few of the many events held on the Plaza throughout the year:

Downtown Fest: One Loudoun’s Annual Downtown Fest gives the local Loudoun community an opportunity to experience the unique appeal of One Loudoun’s downtown area, with an afternoon of live performances by local musicians, delicious samples from select One Loudoun restaurants, and a fun crafting area for kids. This year, Downtown Fest will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 2-6pm!

Acoustic Wednesdays: Acoustic Wednesdays on the Plaza are one of One Loudoun’s most celebrated events and are held every Wednesday evening all summer long! Acoustic Wednesdays will return once more this summer, starting Wednesday, June 1st at 6pm.

Rocknoceros Live on the Plaza: Our beloved Kids Summer Concert Series is a free, family-friendly event the kids are sure to enjoy all summer long with live performances by beloved children’s band The Rocknoceros! The Rocknoceros are well-known for their fun, catchy tunes, and truly entertaining performance style both kids and adults are sure to enjoy. Our Kids Summer Concert Series will start off Monday, June 6th at 11 am with Rocknoceros Live on the Plaza! You can look forward to Rocknoceros Live on the Plaza all summer long on Mondays at 11am.

Summer Concert Series: The Plaza is also home to One Loudoun’s infamous Summer Concert Series, a concert series featuring a long list of talented local bands and musicians that runs throughout the summer. Be sure to stop by our weekly summer concert series on the Plaza for live music all summer long, starting Saturday June 11th at 7 pm.

Annual Tree Lighting: One Loudoun’s Annual Tree Lighting brings the Loudoun County community together for a festive holiday event you won’t soon forget. Be sure to mark your calendars, our 4th Annual Tree Lighting will be held Saturday, December 3rd from 5-7 pm on the Plaza.

We think you’ll agree with us when we say that with sensational, social spaces like the Plaza, every night can feel like a Friday night at One Loudoun. We are just so excited to see that One Loudoun has become the go-to destination for fun and entertainment in Loudoun County!

For more on our one-of-a-kind mixed-use community visit our website, and be sure to opt-into our exclusive Digital Media Engine to receive information on upcoming events, and exclusive promotions from our merchants.

Reinventing the Modern Movie Theater

Back in the day, movie theaters and cinemas were the one and only place you could see a film. Now, with the introduction of online video streaming (Netflix and Hulu in particular), the 21st century movie-goer is able to select the movie of their choice from a seemingly endless stream of films—all from the convenience of their sofa or bed, at a significantly lower price point.

As a result, traditional movie theaters have continued to see a steady decline in box office ticket sales year over year for the past decade. While a large majority of the more traditional movie theaters have struggled to survive in the 21st century, a select number of movie theaters have started to raise the bar for the entire industry by truly reinventing the movie-going experience. Enter—the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

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The State-of-The-Art Theater

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, also known as “the Alamo” to Loudoun locals, has become a star-studded sensation here at One Loudoun since the theater opened its doors in 2013—and it’s no surprise why! The Alamo offers a movie-going experience like no other in their 32,000 sq ft facility, with state-of-the-art surround sound and stadium-style seating with long bar tops for leisurely dining.

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The Food & Drink

The Alamo’s extensive menu offers a wide selection of award-winning cuisine, from “Royale with Cheese” burgers and Omnivore Pizzas, to specialty items tailored to today’s biggest box-office hits—like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and more! The Alamo has gone to great lengths to ensure that each and every item on the Alamo’s extensive menu is crafted from fresh, locally grown ingredients.

In addition to the Alamo’s unparalleled movie-going experience, the Alamo at One Loudoun is also home to the Glass Half Full Taproom—an eclectic, one-of-a-kind pub with 30+ beers on tap. They also have a well-rounded list of specialty cocktails, award-winning milkshakes and more. According to QSR Magazine, the Alamo “is one example of an early movie-dining concept that’s embraced innovation and changed with the times”. As you can see, it has certainly paid off!

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The Unparalleled Experience

Since its inception, the Alamo has been praised by Fandango.com as “One of the Best Movie Theaters in the Country”, by Entertainment Weekly as “the #1 Theater in America”, by Wired.com as the “Coolest Movie Theater in the World” and by TIME Magazine as the “Best Theater Ever”. Why, you may ask? The Alamo prides themselves in their unmatched attention to detail, with both their food offerings and overall customer experience.

The Alamo features films ranging from today’s hottest box-office hits to signature themed-movie screenings—ranging from Star Trek Movie Marathons and Love Actually Quote-Alongs to The ELF Movie Party and beyond! According to the Los Angeles Times, the Alamo “has developed a cult following for its special events, in-seat food and drink service, and themed movie nights”.

Furthermore, according to Entrepreneur Magazine, the Alamo “does not simply blow the dust off these films: It gives them new life, jolting them back into the cinematic consciousness with the fervor and audacity of a mad scientist in a Saturday matinee serial.” There’s no doubt about it—the Alamo offers one of, if not the most innovative and exciting movie-going experience in the country!

The Alamo’s one-of-a-kind movie-going experience has made this innovative company’s theaters a second home for movie fans across the globe, as the Alamo continues to go above and beyond to deliver the perfect movie-going experience to their customers. As Entrepreneur Magazine put it—“this is what Alamo Drafthouse does: It connects moviegoers and movies on a visceral– even primal–level, conjuring the magic and excitement of audience members’ most formative cinematic experiences.”

But don’t take our word for it! Check out the upcoming box office hits and specialty film screenings offered exclusively at One Loudoun on the Alamo’s calendar today!

Sourcesicsc.orgwashingtonpost.comqsrmagazine.comdeadline.comentrepreneur.com