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GreatGatherings is NOW OPEN at One Loudoun!

(Photo from the GreatGatherings Facebook Page)

(Photo from the GreatGatherings Facebook Page)

This month, GreatGatherings opened its 5th location at One Loudoun in Asburn, VA, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring even more retail stores to Loudoun’s New Downtown! Just like the entire community of One Loudoun, GreatGatherings is all about bringing people together. They do this by offering products to nurture fun times and social settings in your own home!

According to their website, “GreatGatherings was created to inspire friends and family to gather more often in their homes. We believe that every gathering, no matter how large or small, is an opportunity to create cherished memories to last a lifetime.” This corporate philosophy certainly permeates throughout each of their stores. At the One Loudoun location, the first thing you notice as you walk into this GreatGatherings is its layout. The showroom is setup to mimic comfortable and flowing spaces meant for family gatherings. From the patio pieces to the bars and pool tables, the layouts help shoppers to perfectly envision the time their family could be spending around those pieces.

The quality and craftsmanship of each piece also jumps out at you as you walk through each “room”. From the heavy wood and thick leather of the bar stools to the fabric and stitching of the cushions on the patio chairs, each piece feels like it can endure anything an active home can throw at it. 

The products that GreatGatherings offers go along perfectly with their tagline “Play Up Your Home”. Categories include pool tables, bars & game room, stools, outdoor furniture, entertaining essentials, and more!

If you’re planning on throwing the ultimate party this summer, or just looking to spruce up your recreation room, you can count on GreatGatherings to have all of the furniture and accessories you will need! Stop by today before you head over to eat at one of One Loudoun’s amazing restaurants! 


The Importance of Retail in Today's Economy


Opening any new business will have a positive effect of the economy.  Retail is especially helpful in aiding local economies and providing jobs in their area.  Now, the National Retail Federation is pushing for more retail careers, and advocating their importance to our economy. 

Recently in the media, jobs in retail have been cast in a bad light.  The truth, however, is that these jobs are benefiting the economy in so many more ways than people are aware of. Retail is responsible for 42 million jobs and $2.5 trillion of annual GDP. Just this year, employers in the retail industry have added 352,000 new jobs. 

The amount of retail positions that stores in One Loudoun will create will be unprecedented.  The entire community will benefit and it will help One Loudoun to thrive and grow.  When stores are located in concentrated developments like ours, it brings even more revenue, jobs, and business to the area.

One Loudoun also presents the perfect location for store owners and employees alike.  With a surrounding neighborhood filled with people of all ages, there will be plenty of applicants lining up to work in your store.  Future employees will love to be able to walk to and from work everyday.

Opening a new store doesn’t just employ new people directly in the shop, but it also creates jobs elsewhere. Those in the warehouse delivering your merchandise and those who process and manufacture it.  The revenue from opening just one store will trickle on to many levels, supporting a vast number of people from all over. is a campaign backed by the National Retail Federation that highlights the careers, community, and innovation involved in the retail industry. They’re working to create a more positive outlook on the retail industry and are promoting why it is so important to our economic recovery.

Retailers in One Loudoun will be proud to be apart of such a monumental development in Loudoun County.  Just their presence alone will improve the local economy and provide jobs for endless amounts of people.


The National Retail Federation