March 7, 2024

Marmaduke’s Lodge In Downtown Leesburg Opening Soon

1 min read| Published On: March 7th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Marmaduke’s Lodge In Downtown Leesburg Opening Soon

1 min read| Published On: March 7th, 2024|

Construction continues at the new home of Marmaduke’s Lodge, which is slated to open next month in Downtown Leesburg. Crews have been busy working on the interior of the building. TVs are now in place, as is a bar with fixtures, and chairs and tables are beginning to be placed inside the new business.

Owned by Brian Caracciolo, Marmaduke’s Lodge will feature three sections – a bar, eatery and speakeasy.

“We expect to be able to open next month pending permitting and inspections,” Brian says.

In a report by, Ross McWaters stated, “There will be three concepts located on the ground floor. The first concept is Marmaduke’s Lodge Brewing. The second will be Slice, which will serve pizza, and the third is the 1857 Room speakeasy. Access to 1857 will be granted through a secret passageway. The bar, in addition to serving your favorite cocktails, will feature a limited menu that reflects the classy speakeasy ambiance.”

They are currently hiring for all positions, with interviews happening March 11 – 15. For more information, visit 

Downtown Leesburg has been experiencing a significant comeback in recent years, with thriving businesses in the area. Successful businesses that have opened recently include McCrackens Irish Pub, The Sipping Garden, Prime 3 on Main Street, among others.

Look for their opening in late March or early April.

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    Rex May 9, 2024 at 6:14 pm - Reply

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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