April 11, 2019
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 VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Mason-Dixon Cafe owner buys former Mr. Dee's property

Kelly Hunt plans to open a quick-service concept called MD Eats this summer after renovating the space at 701 Lafayette Blvd. The "upscale fast-food joint" will feature burgers, fried fish and fried chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, waffle-fry nachos and gourmet milk shakes.

Mason-Dixon website
SlideFXBG returning in August

Last year's wildly successful and popular event, SlideFXBG, will be back in town on August 31st -- the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. This year's event will be held on William Street, with the start of the slide being set up a few feet below College Avenue and ending at Sunken Road.

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Liberty Place agreement finalized

Fredericksburg's City Council and EDA this week approved the new performance agreement with Liberty Place Partners. Demolition work is now under way at the downtown project.

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City, region planning competitive tax rates to lure data centers

The City of Fredericksburg and the remainder of the region are planning to create a new tax classification specifically for data centers at the same personal property tax rate and depreciation schedule offered in Prince William County.
Witt, King recognized for efforts on urban forest

Fredericksburg Public Works Director Dave King and the late Mike Witt were honored at yesterday's annual Arbor Day celebration for their efforts helping Fredericksburg achieve the Tree City USA designation for 33 years.

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EDA supports Sounds of Summer series

Fredericksburg's EDA on Monday approved a $10,000 sponsorship for the Fredericksburg Area Museum's annual Sounds of Summer concert series in Market Square. The series will run Friday evenings between June 7 and Sept. 27.

FAM website
EDA supports UMW Athletics event

Fredericksburg's EDA also approved a $3,000 sponsorship toward UMW Athletics' sixth-annual dinner and auction, which will be held May 18 in Chandler Ballroom on campus. UMW Athletics was instrumental in helping the City and EDA pull off last year's SlideFXBG event.

Video features Timeless Ticket     

This week's episode of "Freehling Finds" features a great way to take in most of our region's historic sites -- the Timeless Ticket. 

Cell Phone Repair opening store in city

The company, which repairs a variety of electronic devices including smartphones and more, leased 1,273 square feet at 3120 Cowan Blvd., Suite 102, in Central Park.

Agora planning expansion

Agora Downtown Coffee Shop will open a second location at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Congrats to Agora!

Agora website
Naming contest still ongoing

People have until May 1 to suggest names for the Potomac Nationals when they relocate to Fredericksburg next year. The team has already received nearly 500 submissions.
Restaurant review: Pimenta

FLS reviews new Jamaican restaurant in the 1100 block of Caroline Street.

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Property of the Week: 221 Park Hill Drive

2,470 s.f. former medical office available for lease. Property features eight exam rooms, four additional offices, a break room, lab, reception area, waiting room and  bathrooms. Located in the Parks at Snowden, which is conveniently situated near Mary Washington Hospital. This property is available immediately.
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