Exciting news as a new home decor shop opens inside the Historic Ashburn Mill in the heart of old Ashburn. It’s the first phase in a redevelopment of the landmark property that will see the addition of a coffee shop and a tap room in the coming months.

The name of the first business in the mill is A New View. It quietly opened its doors to customers on Saturday. They will be open today — Sunday — as well, then closed this week before their grand opening next Saturday, September 29.

The mill is surprisingly spacious inside and Kim Harris and her team have filled several room with all types of charming decorative items.

The owners of the mill have been working for years on their plans and things are finally coming to fruition. The Burn first told you about the early plans back in March 2017.

Opening the retail shop was the first goal. Next, they plan to open a coffee shop in the mill within the next several months — definitely by the holidays. Finally, the third phase will be to open a tap room featuring Virginia beers and wines. The tap room will also have a kitchen and serve food.

Image (here and at top): Historic Ashburn Mill

Besides its location in the heart of Ashburn, the Historic Ashburn Mill also sits directly on the W&OD Trail, which sees thousands of runners and bikers on any given week during nice weather. The main entrances to A New View and the future coffee shop and tap room actually face the trail. The hope is that — in addition to attracting visitors from the surrounding community — the mill will become a great rest stop for folks using the trail.