Recently a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Old Leesburg Mill, which is a half mile north of Leesburg Elementary School and at the east end of Van Buren Street, in Leesburg.
The Old Leesburg Mill, which was established in 1905, is reopening with a mix of new and old, combining antiques from the past and a Wi-Fi hotspot to enjoy while you sip on your favorite cup of coffee. The Mill has been given a new life by local business owner, Nick Deeter.
Deeter has a special attachment to the mill as he grew up working there when it was owned by his family. The Leesburg Mill was in Deeter’s mother’s side of family (Smith) for three generations.
“I remember bagging 80 pounds of feed out of an old duty bin when I was a kid. It was the kind of job that made you want to go to college,” said Deeter.
The Old Leesburg Mill is considered a mercantile, with lots of variety including antiques, bulk foods, 41 types of cheeses and prime cut meat, baked goods, popcorn, candy, gourmet coffee and ice-cream with toppings of your choice! It is a great way to cool down after a day on one of the nearby lakes or after a Leesburg baseball game.