Visitors to the Village at Leesburg can now take their drinks with them.
The first Loudoun neighborhood to tap into the new Alcoholic Beverage Control program, the Village launched its “Drink in the Good Life” program this week. Now, visitors can purchase a glass of wine, beer or cocktail from its restaurants and take it with them as they enjoy walking through the development in designated areas. Drinks will be served in disposable “Drink in the Good Life” cups. They cannot be brought from one restaurant into another. Signage has been placed around the Village to note the designated areas. Visitors are asked to be respectful of retailers that have a “No Alcohol Permitted” sign outside of their store. Retailers that do allow the cups to be brought into their shops are Luv2Play, Bubbeology, G5 Salon, Potomac River Running, Rocket Fizz, and Spokes Etc.
Outside alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the Village or used in the to-go cups. Drinks can be purchased from 5 Tara, BurgerFi, Eggspectation, Firebirds, Plaza Azteca, The Conche, and Travinia. They will also be available at the yet-to-open Vino Bistro and ChefScape.
The Village becomes the first development in Loudoun to take advantage of the legislation that made the “Drink in the Good Life” program possible. The General Assembly approved a bill last year to allow “lifestyle” shopping developments across Virginia—that are at least 25 acres and have a minimum of 100,000 square feet of retail—to allow its patrons to bring their alcoholic drinks with them as they peruse the development. Among the sponsors of the legislation was former Del. Tag Greason, who represented the 32nd District from 2010 to 2017.