March 7, 2019
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.
Here's what's coming up in Fredericksburg
To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
What sold in February?

The list of February real estate sales in Fredericksburg included the former Wally's Ice Cream building at 821 Caroline St. and the Janney-Marshall property near the train station.

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Work under way at The Lofts at Frederick Street

JON Properties and Van Zandt Restorations have begun to stabilize the coffee warehouse at The Lofts at Frederick Street in downtown Fredericksburg. This is the first stage of the mixed-use project.
Rooftop awning being added at Vivify

A solid awning structure will be added over the bar on the rooftop deck of the William Street eatery. Vivify's tentative roof opening date is April 2, weather permitting.

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Countdown is on to Opening Day

Time is ticking away to watch the first pitch at the planned Fredericksburg stadium. The below resource will help you count down the minutes. (And for people heading down I-95 South, be sure to look up at the billboard to your right just before crossing the Rappahannock River into Fredericksburg.)

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East Coast Appliance store now open

The store recently opened at 3101 Plank Road, the former home of Toys R Us. 

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Two new restaurants in the works in Central Park

The CAVA location will be at 3205 Plank Road, while BurgerIM will be at 1287 Carl D. Silver Parkway. We look forward to both new additions!
New downtown DIY business profiled in FLS

Missy Spears was vacationing with her daughter the first time she saw an AR Workshop, a boutique DIY studio for crafters. She decided to buy an AR Workshop franchise and will open it downtown in March. 

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Voting now open for Best of the Burg

Nominees represent more than 175 categories of businesses. Voting is open through March 18.

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Former Wells Fargo branch converted to executive suites

The 5,500-square-foot former bank branch at 614 Princess Anne St. now offers seven offices available to be rented individually. The space also includes parking, a kitchen and a conference room. Inquiries can go to 
What is this canal in downtown Fredericksburg?

On this week's episode of "Freehling Finds -- What is That?" we learn about why the Rappahannock Canal is here and how it is a significant part of the history of Fredericksburg.    

Register now for Marine Corps Historic Half

Register to run 13.1 miles with the Marines on May 19. The 13.1-mile annual run boasts a beautiful course, active fan participation, a fantastic finisher medal and T-shirt, and an opening ceremony concluding with the shout of a town crier and the blast of a vintage musket.

Fredericksburg Timeless Display
Things you should know about the 'Burg

Interesting blog post about "9 surprising facts" to know about our region.  

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FAM reopens with new exhibits

The Fredericksburg Area Museum reopened last weekend in downtown Fredericksburg. Go check out the great new exhibits -- including "People & Their Pets" and "These Old Walls: A Town and Its Stories."

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Property of the Week: 513 Prince Edward St. & 315 Lafayette Blvd.

7,933-square-foot office space available on second floor of this beautiful building located in the heart of Downtown Historic Fredericksburg. Move-in-ready flexible office with great natural light and open work space. Walking distance to the train station/VRE. Private on-site parking and elevator access to the 2nd floor. Building signage opportunity.    
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