March 8, 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
Harkness Screens property among February real estate sales

The sale of the former Harkness Screens property at 10 Harkness Boulevard was among several notable real estate transactions in Fredericksburg last month, according to the February deeds report.
'72 perfect hours in Fredericksburg, Virginia'

"There was a time, not too long ago, when the Fredericksburg region was considered little more than a stopover between the state capital of Richmond and the big-name tourist attractions of Washington, DC. That time is in the past." Thus begins a great article about our fair city.  

Read On (Matador Network)
City exploring sale of Washington Avenue property

The City of Fredericksburg has begun exploring the possible sale of the historic Mary Washington Lodge on Washington Avenue to ensure its proper upkeep and perpetual use.    
What's getting built in the Burg?

Here is a summary of new construction activity in Fredericksburg last month.

Read the Report
Video features Connect Games Escape Room

This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" takes a look at Escape Games Connect Room at 1011 Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg. Our staff had the chance to experience the fun and challenging new venue firsthand, and here is the result.

RFP issued for firms to help City establish branding program

The City intends to adopt a branding program that will, among other things, represent Fredericksburg as home to a thriving cultural scene that is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. 

Read the RFP
Caps could bring roller hockey to Fredericksburg

Last week we told you about a possible partnership between the City of Fredericksburg and Washington Capitals that could lead to a roller-hockey rink at Dixon Park. Below is an excellent FLS article on the topic.

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Several projects coming before ARB

Monday's Architectural Review Board meeting will include applications regarding a downtown apartment building, a planned new restaurant, a restroom at Hurkamp Park and a residential project behind Fredericksburg Square.

Early-childhood conference being held in Fredericksburg
The Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children will hold its annual conference today through Saturday at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. The conference will bring in about 1,500 early-childhood educators for educational workshops, general sessions and the vendor hall. 
Learn more about Katora Coffee

FLS features Katora Coffee at 615 Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg.

Profile: Central Rappahannock Heritage Center

Excellent FLS article about the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, a research center in the basement of the former Maury School. We will have a "Freehling Finds" episode on this soon.
Property of the Week: 1671 Jefferson Davis Hwy. -- Centre Court

Class-A office finishes with two spaces remaining: Suite 105 (1,548 s.f.) and Suite 203 (1,907 s.f.). There is a gift-card incentive available for qualified showings. Located at corner of Route 1 and Route 3, and convenient to downtown, Central Park and Mary Washington Hospital.
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