Black Shutter Antiques Center, which sits on one of the most prominent commercial corners in Leesburg, is moving its location after more than 20 years in business.
The shop’s last day in Leesburg will be on July 17. They plan to reopen in August in a historic bank building in Stephens City, Virginia, which is near Winchester.
That will mean a very visible retail space in a desirable location is changing hands for the first time in ages.
The Black Shutter building sits on the southeast corner of South King Street and Loudoun Street SE. That’s the same intersection with Delirium Cafe and Señor Ramon Taqueria.
No word yet on what new business may be taking that space. We’re told the building has been sold and the new owners will make the determination of what comes next.
Black Shutter — which opened in 1998 — is just the latest in a string of departures of longtime local retailers. In the past week, the Zazu gift shop in Ashburn announced its closure after 20 years in business. Meanwhile, the longtime staple Pomodoro Pizza, Pasta & More location at the Ashburn Ice House is also closing and being replaced by Rai’s Pizza.
(Image at top: Black Shutter Antiques Center)