July 5, 2018
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 and keeps you up-to-date on Fredericksburg events and business news.
Many events upcoming in Fredericksburg
To add your event to VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
New tenants announced for Liberty Place

Four eateries and two financial services companies have signed on at Liberty Place in downtown Fredericksburg. 

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Tickets now on sale for Slide FXBG

The September 1 event -- which is being organized by UMW, the City of Fredericksburg and the Fredericksburg EDA -- will feature a 1,000-foot-long water slide on Hanover Street between the Jepson Alumni Executive Center and the Sunken Well Tavern. See below site to read about the event and buy tickets, and watch a promotional video to the right. Thanks to our sponsors who are making this possible: Cary Street Partners, Coldwell Banker Elite, Hilldrup, Lifecycle Construction,  Rappahannock Development Group, Rappahannock Orthodontics, Shifflett's Waste Services, Union Bank & Trust and Wack General Contractor.

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Stadium proposal coming before Council

A Letter of Intent with the Potomac Nationals that could lead to the construction of a 5,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South will be before City Council on Tuesday. See below to read about the project and proposal.

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Fraser Wood featured in video 

This week's episode of "Freehling Finds" features Fraser Wood Elements -- both its Wolfe Street craftsman studio and Caroline Street retail store.

Survey under way on Fredericksburg events

The City of Fredericksburg and Fredericksburg VA Main Street are conducting a survey about events in Fredericksburg, and what the public wants to see. Please weigh in!

Just a reminder about free trolley

The downtown trolley runs Friday and Saturday nights this summer between 6 and 10.

Stories of Fredericksburg: Foode, Mercantile and 6 Bears & A Goat

Interesting interview with Joy Crump about how her company started and grew in Fredericksburg.
Graham sworn in to Council

Jason Graham was sworn in to Fredericksburg City Council during a Monday ceremony in Fredericksburg's Town Hall. Billy Withers, Chuck Frye and Tim Duffy -- all of whom were re-elected to four-year terms -- were also sworn in. Withers was also voted in again by City Council as vice mayor.
What sold in June?

Here is a list of properties that changed hands in the City of Fredericksburg in June 2018. The list includes at least three commercial properties: 
Library parking lot expanded

The parking lot behind the downtown library has been expanded and is now open for free public parking. Use away and enjoy!
Hurkamp Park restrooms open  

The public restrooms at Hurkamp Park are now open! Enjoy.

New restaurant coming to former General Store space

Corner Cafe FXBG is expected to open in about a month at 2018 College Avenue.

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Sprelly featured in USA Today

The downtown eatery and purveyor of creative nut butters and jellies recently attended a trade show in New York City and attracted the attention of USA Today.

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Fredericksburg on display at I-95 Welcome Center

The Interstate 95 South Welcome Center near the Fredericksburg exit has a new exhibit showcasing some of the exciting and interesting things about the area. Below is a video we shot of the exhibit.

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Cemeteries added to state register

Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery is among several local sites to be added this year to the Virginia Landmarks Register.

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Attention Business Owners: Register now for the 2018 UMW Community Welcome Fair

We invite you to participate as an exhibitor for the UMW Community Welcome Fair. The fair is an introduction to the many businesses and services UMW students will be using for the next four years. Think of this as an opportunity to personally present your business to more than 4,000 bright young adults. As they immerse themselves in their academic careers, they will also become part of our community, needing many of the goods and services available in the Fredericksburg area. In addition to becoming customers, many of these students could become responsible part-time employees, interns or volunteers. See registration form for fee and event details. #FXBGUMWFAIR2018

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Property of the Week: 525 Caroline St. ~ Fredericksburg Square

Rare opportunity to own a beautiful historic building with numerous uses possible. Three-story brick building in excellent condition with huge commercial kitchen. One block from VRE, shops, restaurants and Rappahannock River.  Shown by appointment only.   
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