January 10, 2019
Your Weekly Updates
Happy new year! 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.
Here's what's coming up in Fredericksburg
To add your event to VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
What sold in the City?

The monthly deeds transfer report includes sales of commercial properties in Central Park, downtown and on Lafayette Boulevard. Coming soon: A new and improved way to transmit this information.

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Winter Restaurant Week to run Jan. 18-27

Restaurants will feature meals at: $10.19, $20.19 and $30.19. People who dine at five or more participating restaurants can qualify to win $250 worth of downtown gift cards. Forms can be picked up at the Visitor Center or downloaded from the below website.

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Main Street receives check from Oktoberfest

Capital Ale House last month presented Fredericksburg Virginia Main Street with a check for $7,736.67, which the restaurant generated from admissions proceeds from last year's annual Oktoberfest event. Capital Ale has donated the proceeds to Main Street for several years.
2019 Winter & Spring Activity Catalog now online

The Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events Department's NEW Winter & Spring Activity Catalog is now available online. Hard copies are available for pickup at the Dorothy Hart Community Center.

Collers International acquires CBRE Group Inc.

The local commercial real estate office at 523 Sophia Street is now under the Colliers brand.

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Freehling Finds new Primary Care facility
Video features new medical office        
This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" highlights the new Primary & Urgent Care business on Route 3 in Fredericksburg. 
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2019 Window Wonderland Winners

Congratulations to the winning windows, as voted by contest participants, and thanks for making downtown Fredericksburg a more-festive place this holiday season! Hat tip to the Fredericksburg EDA for providing the prize money.
  • 1st place: Commonwealth Lighting
  • 2nd place: J. Brian's Tap Room
  • 3rd place: Re-Run Shoppe
  • 4th place: Whittingham  
EDT Facebook Page (check out the winning windows)
City to kick off branding effort

The City is preparing to develop a brand image and will work with Hub Ltd. on the project. The firm will be in Fredericksburg on Jan. 16-17, and the public is invited to attend meetings to find out what's ahead and share perspective on the City. 

Parking promotion still under way downtown

Through January 31, downtown Fredericksburg shoppers and diners will be permitted to park for up to four hours in on-street parking spaces that usually have two-hour limits. 

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Stadium project featured on Milb.com

The planned Fredericksburg stadium is one of four new Minor League Baseball stadiums scheduled to open next year in the U.S.  

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Tapa Rio opening in Don Moncho location

The Don Moncho restaurant at Sophia and Amelia streets is now closed and will reopen later this month as Tapa Rio. The restaurant will feature small plates and oven-roasted cuisine with an Italian flare.   

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Vote 22401!

Virginia Living's annual Best of Virginia Readers' Survey is now officially open. Vote now for your favorite Fredericksburg businesses.

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Check out the next ARB agenda

The Jan. 14 agenda will include information about several downtown residential and commercial projects. 

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Leases signed for Fredericksburg space

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer reports the following lease transactions in Fredericksburg in December:
  • Doss Junk, 5,000 square feet of warehouse space in Battlefield Industrial Park, 311 Central Road
  • Masego Inc., 2,574 square feet of office space in Central Park Corporate Center, 1320 Central Park Blvd.
  • Alliance Therapy Center, 2,350 square feet of office space, 1701 Fall Hill Ave.
  • Anchor HR Solutions Inc. and Anchor Total HR LLC, 1,577 square feet of office space in Central Park Corporate Center, 1380 Central Park Blvd.
UMW honored among 'Colleges of Distinction'

The University of Mary Washington has been recognized as one of the nation's Colleges of Distinction. This honor comes as a result of UMW's success in four key areas: engaged students, 
great teaching, a vibrant community and positive outcomes.

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Property of the Week: 106 George St.

10,000 s.f. of basement space -- lower level could be office or retail. Freight elevator and parking. Right in heart of downtown Fredericksburg.   
City of Fredericksburg | Economic Development & Tourism | 
540.372.1216 |  FredericksburgVA.com

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