Shoe’s Cup & Cork has a new manager in Gina Burgess, whose worked at the coffee shop and restaurant since 2014. She quickly moved into management to become the front-of-house supervisor in 2015 and assistant manager in 2016.
Burgess’ parents owned a restaurant, so she has been around the business since her earliest days.
“My parents opened a restaurant in West Virginia two weeks before I was born, so my earliest memories are of being behind the counter there,” she said. “My dad has been a chef since his 20s, and he worked for Sysco before he retired, so I have insight into all facets of the food industry.”
Cindy Schaufeld, Shoe’s managing partner, said Burgess was an obvious choice for manager after Curtis Allred purchased the Delirium Café franchise that will open on Loudoun Street this spring.
“As sad as we’re to lose Curtis, we knew that Gina was our best choice for his replacement,” Schaufeld said. “She knows the staff, she understands every aspect of the business and she is one of the hardest workers I have ever met. We anticipate that with the opening of Delirium and other new attractions, downtown Leesburg will attract new visitors, and we hope to provide a great experience for them.”
Shoe’s Cup & Cork is at 17 North King Street in downtown Leesburg. Learn more at shoescupandcork.com.