February 7, 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 .
Real estate resource goes live

GIS wunderkind Greg Baugher, working with EDT's Amy Peregoy, has created an online tool that allows users to look up info on all types of Fredericksburg real estate transactions -- both residential and commercial. Data will be updated monthly. Enjoy, and let us know if you have suggestions (the tool itself was suggested by one loyal reader). 
Former Wells Fargo branch sold

The former Wells Fargo bank branch at 325 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg sold last month, according to the January deed transfer report.  

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Why Fredericksburg, VA?
ILM Corporation, Why Fredericksburg, VA?

ILM Corporation President Jason Cohen discusses the recent move and expansion of ILM in the City of Fredericksburg. He describes Fredericksburg's highly educated workforce, solid infrastructure and excellent quality of life. 

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General Assembly honors Rowe

The Virginia General Assembly has passed a joint resolution that notes "with great sadness the loss of Josiah Pollard Rowe III, an esteemed newspaper publisher, former Fredericksburg mayor, and environmental advocate."  

Abner B's, XQuizit teaming up downtown

Abner Butterfield Ice Cream Co. announced on Facebook this past week that it will be opening at 821 Caroline St. (former home of Wally's). Abner B's Ice Cream will share the space with XQuizit Coffee (which is moving across Caroline Street). A mid-March opening is targeted.   

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Union Bank rebranding

The bank, one of the largest in our region, plans to rebrand all of its banks and ATMs as Atlantic Union Bank in May, and change its corporate name to Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation.

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Roxbury Farm & Garden Center to close 

The popular independent business at the corner of Lafayette Boulevard and Jackson Street in Fredericksburg plans to close this spring after everything is sold. 

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Great restaurants for groups

You'll find an array of independent restaurants in our region that can provide a memorable experience for groups of all sizes.

Fredericksburg Arts Commission accepting grant applications

Fredericksburg City Council and the Fredericksburg Arts Commission are working to bring opportunities to the city with matching funds from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. 
Kybecca executive chef profiled in article

Interesting article detailing the hunting and cooking philosophies/practices of Wade Truong.

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Local firm establishes preservation scholarship

UMW alumna and Dovetail Cultural Resource Group President Kerri S. Barile and her business partner recently donated $26,000 to create an endowed scholarship for UMW historic preservation students.  

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Freehling Finds Dance Matrix & Company
Video features upcoming performance  

This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" highlights a downtown performance scheduled for Sunday that will aim to raise awareness (and money) for homelessness prevention.
Commercial market reports released

Click below to see how the local commercial real estate market is faring.
Property of the Week: 305 Hanson Ave.

Recently renovated HUBZone office space available in Riverside Business Centre. Plenty of parking. Great location near the Falmouth Bridge and downtown Fredericksburg.  
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