The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to bring you Fred Focus, an e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday. Fred Focus keeps you up-to-date on upcoming Fredericksburg events and business news.
Nearly 300 people gathered on the grounds of Ferry Farm this past Saturday to tour the replica of the house where George Washington spent his formative years, talk to archaeologists about the Washington family's life and hear from a variety of speakers during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Fredericksburg's per-diem rate, which dictates how much a federal government employee can spend on a hotel room per night, rose again this year from $91 to $93. The new rates, which are set by the General Services Administration for each fiscal year, went into effect October 1. The GSA sets the per-diems by reviewing average daily rates at area hotels. The higher rates will provide a boost to local hotels. The rate adjustment also affects Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.
Property of the Week: Greenbrier Shopping Center - 2000 Plank Rd.
Located along the busy Route 3 retail corridor directly accessible from I-95, this highly visible center is anchored by Burlington Coat Factory and Big Lots and includes various regional retailers and restaurants. Ample retail parking is available along with ideal accessibility through five center entrances, with one located at a signalized intersection on Plank Road. This is a neighborhood center amidst a growing residential population, projected to be 57,540 people living within 3 miles by 2019.