October 11, 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.
Many events upcoming in Fredericksburg

Here is a list of some of the events scheduled in Fredericksburg over the next week.
To add your event to VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Council approves Riverfront Park

City Council voted Tuesday to authorize construction of the park off Sophia Street after a few final tweaks and the solicitation of bids for its construction. Work is expected to begin this coming spring. 

Juan More Taco to open in former Virginia Deli space

The business has been operating as a food truck and recently decided to open a bricks-and-mortar location at 826 Caroline Street.

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Council takes first vote on data centers

City Council on Tuesday took the first of two required votes to make data centers an allowed use in Fredericksburg. Data Centers are proposed to be permitted by-right in the I-2 zoning district, and by special-use permit in the remaining commercial, mixed-use, non-residential-planned-development, and industrial zoning districts. 
City rolls out Opportunity Zone webpage

We have added an informational page about the federal Opportunity Zone program (in which Fredericksburg is participating) on our Economic Development website.

New webpage
Fredericksburg named one of best places to retire

The 'Burg placed sixth on Smart Asset's list of the 10 best places to retire in Virginia

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Public hearings scheduled on stadium

The October 23 City Council meeting will include three public hearings on the proposed multi-purpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South.

  Read the public notice
Caroline Street restaurant closes

Legume Kitchen & Bar, which had been at 715 Caroline St., closed Sunday. Owner Raymond Renault said on Facebook that he will " integrate plant-based menu options that are creative, nutritious and most of all delicious to the menu at my other restaurant, La Petite Auberge." The 3,100-square-foot space is now available for rent.
Video features Caroline Street event

On this episode of "Freehling Finds," we preview "A Downtown Affair on Caroline Street," a sold-out event coming to downtown Fredericksburg this Sunday evening.

Watch video
Outdoor classroom created at JMHS

With help from $12,500 in Dominion Energy grants, volunteers this week constructed an outdoor classroom and dug holes for 50 trees at James Monroe High School.

Family fun in the 'Burg

Click below for a great article about all the family-fun things to do in our region.  

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September housing report

Click below to see how Fredericksburg's housing market fared in September.

Read report
Property of the Week: 1010 Caroline St. (Dominion Public Market)
Up to 10 food-hall vendors on the first floor. Event space and bar on the second floor. Rooftop lounge and event space on the third floor. Located in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg.  
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