February 22, 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
Escape room opens downtown

Connect Games Escape Room opened this past weekend at 1011 Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg. Go check it out! (This will be the subject of next week's video.)

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Mian Noodle House opens downtown

Mian Noodle House opened Tuesday in downtown Fredericksburg. The restaurant, which is owned by the proprietors of Umi, is located across from Hyperion Espresso at 1005 Princess Anne St.
Metro Diner now open in Fredericksburg
Metro Diner opened Tuesday at 2068 Plank Road, a former Friendly's location that was completely remodeled for the new restaurant. The Florida-based chain is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

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Video features new Kenmore Park pickleball courts

This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" features the four new pickleball courts at Kenmore Park and includes cameos from two well-known former City of Fredericksburg leaders. 
Restaurant review: The Confident Rabbit

FLS reviews The Confident Rabbit, a new restaurant on William Street in downtown Fredericksburg.

Read review (Fredericksburg.com)
Community Foundation thriving 20 years after launch

Today, as it wraps up its 20th anniversary year, The Community Foundation manages $22 million in charitable funds dedicated to the betterment of the area.

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
Fredericksburg re-dedicates Bass-Ellison Building

The City of Fredericksburg celebrated the contributions of two African-American physicians at a re-dedication ceremony of the Bass-Ellison Building yesterday afternoon.
FLS features The Fort

The FLS takes a look at The Fort, a new children's play space at 202 Herndon Street that we featured in a recent video.

Read On (Fredericksburg.com)
St. Patrick's Day event planned in Riverfront Park

Spencer Devon Brewing is organizing a St. Patrick's Day festival in Riverfront Park from noon to 8 p.m. The event will include live music, food trucks, craft beer and more. Spencer Devon is inviting other local businesses to set up booths at Riverfront Park during the event. 
Firms with local presence make Fortune list 

Several companies with a large local presence -- including Wegmans, at no. 2 -- are featured on Fortune's annual "Best Companies to Work For" list.
UMW named a top Peace Corps producer

The University of Mary Washington has once again been named among the nation's top contributors to the Peace Corps.

Read on (UMW.edu)
Property of the Week: 311 Central Rd. (Battlefield Industrial Park)

One 26,608-SF building and one 10,000-SF building on 4.57 acres. Dock/drive-in doors. Located off Route 3, conveniently situated about three miles from Interstate 95 at Exit 130. Investment sale, 80% leased.
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