A Leesburg icon’s name will soon grace the alley where his life and career unfolded.
The Town Council voted Tuesday night to name the alley alongside the Town Hall parking garage, extending from Loudoun to Market streets, as Lassiter Way.
It’s in honor of Nelson “Mutt” Lassiter, the longtime owner of Robinson’s Barber Shop who recently hung up his shears after a long career. In addition to his long career—Lassiter worked as a barber since the early 1960s and purchased the business from the original owner in 1968—he has long been a community steward. The resolution supporting the street name honor recognizes his military service, and his leadership in his church and the Boy Scouts, among other contributions.
The vote to approve the street name passed 5-2, with Vice Mayor Suzanne Fox and Councilman Ron Campbell dissenting. Campbell had urged his council colleagues to support naming the alley Nelson “Mutt” Lassiter Way.