Buzz is staring to grow about yet another intriguing new bar and restaurant coming to downtown Leesburg. SideBar is under construction in a generations old building on South King Street and will bring some unique features to the downtown dining scene.

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The new restaurant will reportedly feature breakfast sandwiches, heartier sandwiches as well salads, pastries and coffees. There will be a walk-up window on the sidewalk for grabbing a quick bite to eat. At the other end of the spectrum, there will be cocktails galore and SideBar plans to stay open late for late night tipplers — as late as 2 a.m.

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SideBar is the brainchild of Olivia Schnibbe. If you recognize that name, it’s because her husband is Nils Schnibbe, former owner of MacDowell Brew Kitchen and co-founder of the new Captain Catoctin’s Crabs & Concoctions restaurant. He also just launched a new chicken sandwich food truck with a partner this month.

SideBar is named after the off-the-record private conversations sometimes held in courtrooms between judges and lawyers. That the Loudoun County Courthouse is just a couple of blocks away seems appropriate.

Plans call for SideBar to open by December 1.