February 28, 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 .
How is the local economy faring?

We are pleased to share with you these fourth-quarter statistical reports showing key metrics on how the City of Fredericksburg's economy is performing. You will find information on the residential and commercial real estate markets, new business activity, tax revenue, hotel and labor market data, and more.

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Entire City will be a Technology Zone

Fredericksburg City Council on Tuesday took the first of two votes needed to make the entire City eligible for the Technology Zone incentive program. See below for more detail.

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One Hanover proposal approved

City Council on Tuesday approved a special exception permit that will allow Tommy Mitchell or a third-party developer to build up to 24 residential units at the planned development at the corner of Hanover and Sophia streets across from Riverfront Park. Three restaurants are planned along with parking and the residential units.

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Groundbreaking held for Fredericksburg stadium

More than 1,000 people turned out to watch the Silber family, local officials and supporting businesses break ground on the 5,000-seat multi-purpose stadium near the Fredericksburg Expo Center.

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Namaslay joins Dominion Public Market

The plant-based, quick-service concept from Chef Christian Zammas of Katora Coffee will feature cold-pressed juices, fruit smoothies, bowls and ice cream. Dominion Public Market will be at 1010 Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg.  

Video features new Jamaican restaurant

This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" features the Pimenta restaurant at 1108 Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg. 
Franchise agreement renewed for Olde Towne Carriages

City Council on Tuesday renewed Olde Towne Carriages' franchise agreement for another five years. The company offers horse-and-carriage tours of downtown.

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SUP approved for Cork & Table

City Council on Tuesday approved a special-use permit for Cork & Table to offer alcohol sales at its planned new location at 1409 Princess Anne St. The restaurant plans to relocate there from Caroline Street.

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Preliminary plat approved for Highlander Park

Carl Braun's 91-unit townhouse project off Lafayette Boulevard at Young Street received preliminary plat approval Tuesday from City Council.

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Germanna, UMW sign transfer agreement

Thanks to a pact signed Friday, Germanna Community College students who transfer to the University of Mary Washington will have a better shot at succeeding in their education and careers.   
Small Area Plan public meeting scheduled

A presentation of findings and concepts for downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods will be given at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at the Old Planters Bank Building, 1001 Princess Anne St.  

ARB agenda features downtown projects

Click below to see what downtown business projects will be in front of the Fredericksburg Architectural Review Board on March 11.

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Register now for Marine Corps Historic Half

Register to run 13.1 miles with the Marines on May 19. The 13.1-mile annual run in Fredericksburg boasts a beautiful course, active fan participation, a fantastic finisher medal and T-shirt, and an opening ceremony concluding with the shout of a town crier and the blast of a vintage musket.

You, too, can have a special hometown 'Downtown' date

Whether you've been together for years -- or just a few weeks -- downtown Fredericksburg is the perfect locale to fall in love.  

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UMW political science faculty receive prestigious Fulbright Award

Professors Elizabeth Freund Larus and Stephen J. Farnsworth are go-to pundits in national and international media. Soon they'll take their expertise and research abroad through prestigious 2019-20 U.S. Fulbright grants.

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UMW professor recognized as influential

He's been a big name on campus for nearly four decades. Now UMW's Cedric Rucker joins other big names -- tennis legend Arthur Ashe, former Virginia Sen. Henry Marsh III and opera singer Lisa Edwards Burrs -- on Richmond Public Schools' Black History Month Influential list.

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Property of the Week: 2217 Princess Anne St. (George Washington Executive Center)

Beautiful 1,620-s.f. executive suite with two private offices and open floor plan. Remodeled ballroom of the former Stratford hotel, this space has retained much of its charm with abundant windows, high ceilings and openness. Directly connected to the first-floor foyer with restrooms and elevator access to second- and third-floor conference rooms.    
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