November 21, 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 (except this week) and keeps you up-to-date on Fredericksburg events and business news. Happy Thanksgiving to all our loyal readers!!! 
Here's what's coming up in Fredericksburg

To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Judges announced for Christmas Parade

Huber Motor Cars owner Clay Huber and Potomac Nationals principals Lani Silber Weiss and Matt Weiss have been selected as float judges for the 2018 Fredericksburg Christmas Parade. This year's parade lineup features 79 entries in six categories and a theme of the Songs of Christmas. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 and goes down Caroline and Princess Anne streets between Wolfe and Amelia streets.

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New display unveiled at Visitor Center

The talented Pete Morelewicz has created a great new display in the front window of the Fredericksburg Visitor Center featuring a 3D skyline of our Itty Bitty City (preview to your right). Come check it out (we are at 706 Caroline Street).

Shop local this holiday season

Here is a video reminder of why. Small Business Saturday is this weekend in downtown Fredericksburg, so please check it out and shop local!

Watch video
Fredericksburg to expand VCR Trail

Beginning this spring, users of Fredericksburg's popular Virginia Central Railway Trail finally will be able to walk as far as Interstate 95 without splashing through Hazel Run.

Read FLS article
Primary & Urgent Care facility opens

A ribbon-cutting was held last week to celebrate the opening of Dr. Nather Ansari's Primary & Urgent Care facility at 2306 Plank Road. A dental office will also be located in the new facility.  Stay tuned for a "Freehling Finds" interview with Dr. Ansari featuring the facility and his story.
Parking promotion 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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City reviewing Sophia Street riverfront site plan

The plans call for three single-family homes at 1111-1119 Sophia Street, next to the Don Moncho restaurant.

Review site plan
Freehling Finds Fredericksburg Battlefield Part 1. 
Video features National Park Service land     
This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" takes a look at the history and beauty of the Sunken Road pedestrian area in Fredericksburg.
Food halls gaining momentum

Interesting report by Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer on the growth of food halls. Dominion Public Market, a planned food hall on Caroline Street, is mentioned in the report. 

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Wilsons lauded as 'difference makers'

Good article by FLS about the careers and local impact of Joe and Mary Wilson, longtime Fredericksburg-area business and community leaders.

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New driving tour coming to Fredericksburg

There is a new tour in the 'Burg, and it's making its debut today! Tickets can be purchased at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center before the 1 p.m. departure.  

Property of the Week: 1 Harkness Blvd. (Battlefield Industrial Park)

Located in the Battlefield Industrial Park. 15,500 total square feet available (1,500± s.f. office, 14,000± s.f. warehouse). Zoned I-2 (Industrial). Four dock high doors and one drive-in door with 22' clear ceilings. Convenient access to Interstate 95, Route 1, Route 3 and Route 17.  
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