FEATURE: New in Leonardtown
A trip to Leonardtown wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Shepherd’s Old Field (SOF) Market, a historic warehouse and hardware store rehabbed into an indoor marketplace and community gathering space located on Duke Street behind the Leonardtown Fire House. The Market opened last year and already houses close to 35 eclectic, specialty shops and has recently added a coffee shop and beer garden (Brudergarten). Attached to the Market is a personal training studio that opened with SOF Market, root, SUP & Fitness. The studio offers unique fitness experiences from Stand Up Paddleboarding, bootcamp style fitness classes, and aerial yoga.
SOF Market is definitely the place to be as they frequently host live music and special events from fashion shows and wine tastings to comedy improv nights. Town Administrator, Laschelle McKay, recently talked about what a wonderful addition SOF Market is to the Town, “The opening of Shepherd’s Old Field Market and the Brudergarten has brought new shopping and entertainment options along with providing an incubator for small startup businesses.”
One business that started as a specialty shop in SOF Market and has grown and developed is contemporary clothing boutique, Bourbon & Bows. Bourbon & Bows has recently moved from SOF to its own location on Fenwick Street right off the Leonardtown Square (between Board & Brush and S-Kape
Salon and Spa). Bourbon & Bows offers unique brands that can’t be found in local stores. They feature items ranging from casual to dressy women and men’s clothing, handmade jewelry, shoes, and other fun accessories. “We are very happy to be a part of the Leonardtown business community.”, store owner, Cameron Rich, shared. Ms. Rich went on to note, “The existing businesses on Fenwick Street and throughout the town have been very welcoming and encouraging. We are excited to be a part of such a great area where everything (shopping, dining, and entertainment) are all within walking distance.”