January 18, 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.
Winter Restaurant Week rolls on downtown

You still have four more nights to sample the delights of Fredericksburg's Winter Restaurant Week, which runs through Sunday.

Check out the RW website (including menus)
Many events upcoming in Fredericksburg

Here is a list of some of the events scheduled in Fredericksburg over the next week in addition to Winter Restaurant Week. 
To add your event to VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose.
Quarles Petroleum makes acquisition

Fredericksburg-based Quarles Petroleum has purchased Mechanicsville-based Colonial Fuel Oil, a petroleum distribution business.

Read On (Richmond BizSense)
What's going on outside downtown?

This week's edition of the "Freehling Finds" video series takes a look at some of the many commercial projects now in the works outside Fredericksburg's Historic District.

Watch Video
FAAR releases year-end housing market reports

The Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors recently released these four reports about the regional and City housing markets for both December and 2017 as a whole.

Read Reports (FAAR)
Hair salon coming to William Street

A hair salon offering a variety of services is planned at 417 William Street in downtown Fredericksburg. Joshua Lawrence Salon will be a partnership between Joshua Bethka and Joshua "Lawrence" Henderson. It will open this spring. 
Freddy's opening Sunday in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg's Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is at the Cowan Crossing shopping center.

The Workshop featured in Whurk
The do-it-yourself woodworking business at 1104 Summit Street in Fredericksburg's industrial park is featured in the below article.

UMW's Great Lives lecture series kicks off tonight

Officially known as the William B. Crawley Lecture Series, the popular four-month program examines the lives of historical figures told through lectures by nationally prominent biographers and authors.   
FRA holding event with Dominion Energy

The Fredericksburg Regional Alliance has partnered with area economic development offices to provide local defense contractors with an opportunity to meet with Dominion Energy to learn about doing business with Dominion, procurement opportunities and more. The event will be held March 7. Companies interested in finding out more should contact the FRA's Nick Minor at nminor@fredregion.com.
Property of the Week: 470 Central Road (Battlefield Industrial Park)

Well-built brick and metal building in Battlefield Industrial Park. Property is divided into four 2,275-s.f. spaces with 400 amp, 3-phase electric; gas heat; 20-foot ceiling eves; and a 24-foot center. Four 16-by-16-foot electric roll-up doors. Each unit separately metered. Great opportunity for owner/user to offset costs by having additional rental income from other units. Located off the Blue & Gray Parkway, minutes from downtown, Interstate 95 and State Route 3.
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