February 1, 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
Prime industrial property in City now available for sale

A roughly 10-acre industrial property at the corner of Belman Road and the Blue & Gray Parkway is now listed for sale with Virgil Nelson of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer.

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The latest on planned I-95 improvements

Following up on last week's article, below is some additional detail about all the upcoming work planned on Interstate 95 in our region. (During a presentation at an ACES luncheon yesterday at Renato's, VDOT Fredericksburg District Engineer Marcie Parker stated that this will be the most construction work that will have occurred on I-95 since the 1980s. About $1 billion worth of work is planned in the Fredericksburg region, with the work scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023 -- the heaviest volume of work will occur between 2020-2022. VDOT is asking for people's patience!)

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
Historic home undergoing renovation      

Great article about a large project to renovate the 268-year-old Charles Dick House on Princess Anne Street in downtown Fredericksburg. This article also includes some wonderful aerial photos showing both the project and its setting in downtown Fredericksburg.

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Video features The Fort

This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" takes viewers on a tour of The Fort, a youth-oriented "pure-play" business located at 202 Herndon Street.
Why do you #LOVEFXBG?

More than 5,000 coasters are being distributed to downtown retail, restaurant and service businesses that ask the question: "What do you love most about Fredericksburg?" (example to the right). People are asked to write in their answers, snap a photo and post it to social media using the hashtag #lovefxbg.

Read On (Fredericksburg Downtown)
VDOT video offers glimpse of rehabbed Chatham Bridge

Here is a great new VDOT video showing what the Chatham Bridge will look like after it's rehabilitated in the coming years. (More details about project here.)

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Tourism partnership receives grant

The Fredericksburg Regional Tourism Partnership has received a $10,000 marketing grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation through the "Crush Friday" program.

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
Chamber honors local business leaders
A popcorn store, a physician and a medical transport company were among the winners at the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual awards banquet and gala held last week.

Food, beer tours boost tourism

Here is a good column from the FLS about Flavors of Fredericksburg and Fred Vegas Brew Tours, which are both tour companies that combine the City's rich history with its wonderful brewery and dining options.    
ARB to hear about new businesses,  projects

Fredericksburg's Architectural Review Board on February 12 will hear details about a variety of downtown businesses and projects, including the planned Kimman's Co. gift shop at 820 Caroline Street and The Lofts at Frederick Street.   
City, Main Street now accepting proposals for Renwick study

The City of Fredericksburg and Fredericksburg VA Main Street Inc. will accept applications through February 26 from firms interested in undertaking a feasibility study to analyze potential future uses for the Renwick courthouse complex downtown.

Property of the Week: 915 Caroline St. 

Big retail space with glass storefront. Open space to be finished to your specifications. On Caroline Street, half a block from the corner of William Street. In the very heart of Downtown Fredericksburg.
City of Fredericksburg | Economic Development & Tourism | 
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