Although hopes were to have their new Leesburg shop open this summer, B Doughnut’s owners have had to go back to the drawing board to look for a new location.
Pin Chanthapanya, who owns B Doughnut franchise along with husband Brian, confirmed to Loudoun Now in March that the duo was set to open the second B Doughnut shop, at the South King Street Center in Leesburg. The Ashburn residents opened their flagship shop in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, MD, in October 2015, but had been doing local deliveries in the Loudoun County area beforehand. Chanthapanya said they had settled on Leesburg as the choice for their second store after polling members of the Real Housewives of Loudoun County Facebook group, which has almost 15,000 members.
But the sign announcing B Doughnut’s opening in the South King Street Center has been taken down. Chanthapanya confirmed that the storefront on South King Street will no longer be an option for B Doughnut’s Loudoun location, as some landlord issues were hampering the shop owners’ ability to obtain necessary permits.
Now, the search is on for another location in Leesburg, and Brian Chanthapanya said they are even exploring the possibility of locating in the downtown area. In the meantime, the couple continues to make deliveries in Loudoun County.