November 16, 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 (It won't come out next week because of Thanksgiving, but it will be back November 30). Fred Focus keeps you up-to-date on Fredericksburg events and business news.
Here's what's coming up
Downtown business owners make Forbes list

Robert Davis and Abbas Haider, owners of Fredericksburg-based Aspetto, both made Forbes magazine's recently released "30 Under 30" list in the Manufacturing & Industry category. Both Davis and Haider attended UMW.

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Liberty Place parking agreement approved

The Fredericksburg City Council and Economic Development Authority this week approved an agreement with the developers of the Liberty Place project that will lead to 262 public-parking spaces at the development's garage.

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Chatham Bridge to be improved

VDOT proposes to widen the bridge and add an 8-foot-wide, shared-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists on the downstream side.

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Santa Train tickets on sale Monday

Tickets go on sale Monday for the VRE's popular Santa Train excursion on December 9. Tickets will be sold online and at the Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg Visitor Centers starting at 9 a.m. Monday. They usually sell extremely fast!

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Carl's closing soon for the season

Sunday is your last chance for a few months to get a delectable frozen treat from Carl's at 2200 Princess Anne St. After that, the business will close for the season.
Koons Automotive location in the works

A major site plan has been submitted for City review by Koons Automotive for a planned dealership at 2303 Jefferson Davis Highway.

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Public-art sculptures abound in the 'Burg
This week's edition of the "Freehling Finds" video series takes a look at Fredericksburg's public sculpture project.

Variance requested at former power plant property

Dreamland LLC has requested a zoning variance to the front-yard setback requirement at 1709 Caroline St. The matter is scheduled to be before the Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday.

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Micah opening Community Cafe downtown

In the next several months, Micah Ecumenical Ministries plans to open a community cafe in the fellowship hall of Fredericksburg Baptist Church on Caroline Street.

FAAR publishes October housing statistics

The October housing report for the City of Fredericksburg shows significant gains in year-over-year sales prices.

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Chamber to honor 'Top 10 of the Next Gen'

Ten Fredericksburg-area professionals under 40 will be honored November 28 at an annual event hosted by the Next Generation of Business Leaders. Click below to see who will be recognized. 
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Changes made to sign ordinance

Here is an article about the changes that will be made to the City's sign ordinance.   
Column honors Bill Micks

Longtime Rappahannock River steward and advocate Bill Micks is honored in this Fredericksburg Today column.

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Property of the Week: 805 Princess Anne St. 

4,000 square feet of beautifully renovated office space  in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg. Exposed brick walls, large windows, tile floors, 8 offices, reception area, conference room, men's and women's restrooms, private upstairs full bath, 7 private parking spaces with front and rear access, great exposure to heavily trafficked Princess Anne Street, central HVAC, and basement for storage. 

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