November 29, 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.
Here's what's coming up in Fredericksburg
To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
City's third-quarter statistics

Here is our quarterly statistical report on the Fredericksburg market. It's a wealth of information on how our local economy is doing, and may well include some new business activity that you weren't aware of. As always, hat tip to Amy Peregoy for putting this together.

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Final part of agreement approved

City Council on Tuesday approved the final two agreements to pave the way for construction of a 5,000-seat stadium for the Potomac Nationals in Celebrate Virginia South.

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Pens made out of historic tree now at Visitor Center
We are now selling beautiful handmade pens created from the large sycamore tree that not long ago was taken down near the corner of Princess Anne and Amelia streets in downtown Fredericksburg. Come check them out -- we are at 706 Caroline St. The pens cost $25.99 each. 
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Video features Christmas Parade      
This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" takes a look at the behind-the-scenes work that goes into organizing the annual Christmas Parade, which will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Saturday on the streets of downtown Fredericksburg.
Downtown seafood restaurant featured on blog

Check out the below article about The Happy Clam on Sophia Street.

Shop local this holiday season

Here is a video reminder of why it is important to do so.

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City issues RFP for fiber co-location

The City of Fredericksburg intends to install underground conduit and fiber for its internal network along Route 3, William Street and Plank Road. The City seeks to identify entities that may be interested in co-locating their facilities along this route.  

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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UMW College of Business receives recognition

The University of Mary Washington has gained accreditation for its College of Business from AACSB International. UMW is one of only five U.S. schools to receive accreditation this year.  

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Strangeways announces third location

The brewer, which has a location on Lansdowne Road in Fredericksburg, will open its third location in Richmond's Scott's Addition.

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Restaurant review: The Falafel Joint

FLS reviews new restaurant next to Sugar Shack in Fredericksburg. Click the image to the right to watch the video we did on this eatery.  

Property of the Week: 1300 Central Park Blvd. (former Quaker Steak & Lube)

Free-standing pad site with 8,574-s.f. former restaurant building. Located in Central Park -- the region's largest retail destination. Monument and building signage. Over 100 feet of road frontage. Covered outdoor bar and patio.
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