October 26, 2017
Your Weekly Updates
The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to bring you Fred Focus, an e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday. Fred Focus keeps you up-to-date on upcoming Fredericksburg events and business news.
Here's what's coming up
Liberty Place garage proposal advances

Fredericksburg City Council on Tuesday took the first steps toward finalizing an agreement that will lead to a garage with 262 public-parking spaces at the Liberty Place development downtown.

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
Downtown library parking lot getting expanded

Work is in progress to finish clearing two sites along Sophia Street behind the Central Rappahannock Regional Library's headquarters branch downtown. The work will nearly double the size of the public-parking lot behind the library. 
Holiday parking promotion starting Nov. 11

Downtown parking spaces that are usually restricted to a two-hour limit will be available for four hours at a time between November 11 and January 31 to facilitate holiday shopping.

Printable Flyer (VisitFred.com)
Frederick Street lofts project to be reviewed again by ARB

City Council voted Tuesday to send developer Mike Adams' plans for The Lofts at Frederick Street back to the Fredericksburg Architectural Review Board for review and comment.

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
Video highlights downtown tunnel
This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" is set at 206 George St. for two reasons -- to highlight the opening of Fredericksburg Cupcake (planned for Saturday) as well as a historic tunnel that lies beneath the George Street sidewalk.

Pottery Barn Warehouse opening in Central Park

A Pottery Barn Warehouse store is planned to open this weekend at the former HHGregg location at 1731 Carl D. Silver Parkway in Central Park.

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
UMW featured on Fox 5

A four-hour shoot this past Friday -- aired live all morning long on the Washington, D.C., TV station -- showcased the University of Mary Washington.

Read On (UMW.edu)
Household hazardous waste disposal available Saturday

Fredericksburg and Stafford residents can dispose of their household hazardous wastes and recycle electronics for free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the City Shop parking lot at 1000 Tyler St.

Read on (Fredericksburg.com)
Rocky Horror Picture Show a big hit downtown

About 400 people turned out to Market Square on Friday night to watch the performance. An encore is planned this weekend at UMW.

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
Food review: BJ's Restaurant

Here is a review of BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse in Central Park.

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
Vote soon for your favorite scarecrow

Tuesday is the deadline for voting in the downtown Fredericksburg scarecrow promotion.

Artful Dimensions moving to new space

The Artful Dimensions Gallery that has been next to Castiglia's on Charles Street is moving -- first to a temporary home at 520 William Street and later to 922-924 Caroline Street.

Read On (Facebook)

Permanent exhibit announced by FAM 

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) plans to open a permanent exhibit -- Heirlooms & Relics: Portrait of a Community -- on November 19. 
Read On (Fredericksburg.Today)
Downtown restaurant gets new name

The Japanese and Korean restaurant at 707 Caroline Street that was formerly called Haru is now called Osan.

Visit website (OsanJapanese.com)
Ladyburg celebrates five years in business

Downtown Fredericksburg manufacturer and retailer of bath and body products has now been in business for five years.
Read On (Fredericksburg.Today)
Katora FXBG making wraps for Highpoint Coffee

Katora's wraps are now being offered at the coffee shop at 615 Caroline St.

View More (Katora FXBG Facebook page)
Property of the Week: 530 Princess Anne St.

This well-located, 2,360-square-foot downtown property features six private offices as well as a reception area, conference room, kitchen, network/IT room, garage/storage area, and seven on-site parking spaces.

Property Brochure

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