August 16, 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
To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Riverfront Park meeting tonight

A special City Council Work Session will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the Council Chambers of City Hall to discuss the Riverfront Park project. 

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Burger chain coming to Central Park

A burger chain that's expanding into Virginia is coming to the former Radio Shack space in Central Park.  

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Community meeting scheduled for stadium

The City of Fredericksburg and Potomac Nationals will hold a community meeting on the proposed multi-purpose stadium at 7 p.m. September 5 at the Dorothy Hart Community Center at 408 Canal Street. This will be an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the proposed stadium project.  

How is the City housing market faring?

Click below to review FAAR's monthly report on the City market.
Take our survey ~ Summer Restaurant Week

We are conducting a short survey on Summer Restaurant Week to help us improve the event going forward.   

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Video features Roxbury Farm & Garden Center

Learn more about the longtime Lafayette Boulevard business in this week's edition of "Freehling Finds."

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Main Street putting on downtown event

"A Downtown Affair on Caroline" will be held in the 1000 block of Caroline Street on October 14 and will feature a six-course dinner followed by a live auction of five unique downtown experiences.

Check out event website
Read FLS article
Food Fight tickets now for sale

This year's Food Fight competition (Sept. 13, 2018) includes four local restaurants where guests will experience food and culture beyond the walls of the FAM.  

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Restaurant near UMW to open soon

Owner Tommy Abbott plans to create opportunities for chronically unemployed and homeless people at his new eatery, Corner Cafe FXBG.

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Tickets on sale for Slide FXBG

The September 1 event will feature a 1,000-foot-long water slide on Hanover Street between the Jepson Alumni Executive Center and the Sunken Well Tavern. Less than 60 tickets remain, so act fast!

Slide FXBG website
Recent FLS article on event
Attention Business Owners: Register now for the 2018 UMW Community Welcome Fair

We invite you to participate as an exhibitor for the UMW Community Welcome Fair. The fair is an introduction to the many businesses and services UMW students will be using for the next four years. Think of this as an opportunity to personally present your business to more than 4,000 bright young adults. As they immerse themselves in their academic careers, they will also become part of our community, needing many of the goods and services available in the Fredericksburg area. In addition to becoming customers, many of these students could become responsible part-time employees, interns or volunteers. See registration form for fee and event details. #FXBGUMWFAIR2018

Registration form
Property of the Week: 1329 Alum Spring Road

9,752 SF office/warehouse on 1.2 acres for sale in the City of Fredericksburg. Building is 100 percent leased with four tenants. Built in 1996 and has new windows, new awning and freshly painted siding. Less than a quarter-mile from Route 3 and close to I-95.

City of Fredericksburg | Economic Development & Tourism | 
540.372.1216 |

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