March 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
To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
A boutique hotel at Fredericksburg Square?

A boutique hotel could be the next use for the 164-year-old downtown building known as Fredericksburg Square. 
Rezoning planned with VA clinic eyed

A process will occur over the next two months to rezone the 90-acre Hylton Venture property to Planned Development-Medical Campus. The property, which is on the east side of Interstate 95 at Exit 130, is among the candidates to house what could be the largest VA outpatient clinic in the country. Below is a link to a video we produced about the Hylton property. 

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Curitiba Art Café coming soon to Caroline Street

For Ana Robinson, a dream that has been more than 20 years in the making will finally come to fruition when Curitiba Art Café, an amalgamation of a furniture store and coffee shop, opens its doors at 919 Caroline Street in a few weeks.

Read On (Fred ED blog)
Fun-Land upgrading facility

This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" takes a look at the multi-million-dollar upgrade that has taken shape over the past two years at Fun-Land in Central Park. 

Regal Fredericksburg adds IMAX screen

An IMAX screen opened Friday at the Regal Fredericksburg 14 theater in Central Park.

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Leases executed for Fredericksburg spaces

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer helped to broker the following new leases in the City of Fredericksburg last month (broker who was involved is in parentheses):
  • The WhatKnott Shop: 4,500 sq.ft. of industrial space at 1117 Tyler Street (Virgil Nelson)
  • George Mason Mortgage: 3,469 sq.ft. of office space at 1671 Jefferson Davis Highway (Joby Saliceti)
Online registration now open for Fredericksburg summer camps

A wide variety of camps to suit all interests are available, and now you can sign up for them online!

Find out more (City website)
Fredericksburg business owner dies

We are very sad for the loss of Gene Klotz, a kind man who was the owner of Summit Electrical Services in Fredericksburg.

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City, UMW to work together on master planning

The City of Fredericksburg and the University of Mary Washington will work together on master plans involving both entities, executive leaders from the two organizations agreed during a half-day retreat Monday.

Read on (Fredericksburg Today)
FLS reviews Mian Noodle House

Great review for the new restaurant on Princess Anne Street in downtown Fredericksburg.

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EDA grant, new technology boosts Rising Sun Tavern

Fredericksburg's Rising Sun Tavern saw a 42 percent year-over-year increase in gift-shop sales in February, according to Washington Heritage Museums Executive Director Anne Darron. Darron attributed the increase to the addition of a Square Point of Sale register system that was funded in part by a $1,200 Fredericksburg EDA grant last fall. The system was also added at the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop.
What President Paino can do in a day

Fun video that UMW put out for Tuesday's Mary Wash Giving Day showing scenes from a day in the life of President Troy Paino.  
Property of the Week: 1101 Sam Perry Blvd.

Tompkins Martin Medical Plaza is attached to Mary Washington Hospital. Facility offers valet parking, on-site security, a FRED bus stop, a full-service pharmacy and more. 2,970-3,803 s.f. available with 4 exam rooms, office, reception/waiting room, consult room, employee breakroom and employee restroom. 
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