August 2, 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 .
What sold last month?

The list includes several commercial properties in Central Park and Celebrate Virginia South.

Review monthly deed transfer report
Restaurant Week, Fair continue through Sunday

Forty-one (!) eateries are participating in this year's annual Summer Restaurant Week. And the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair is in its 280th year. See below websites for details. 

Summer Restaurant Week website
Fair website
Video takes a look at Fair

This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" features the Fredericksburg Agriculturural Fair.

Watch video
Main Street putting on downtown event

"A Downtown Affair" will be held in the 1000 block of Caroline Street on October 14 and will feature a six-course dinner followed by a live auction of five unique downtown experiences.

  Check out event website
ARB agenda to feature several projects

The August Architectural Review Board meeting will feature new construction projects on Sophia Street and Charles Street, among others. See below for agenda.


Tickets on sale for Slide FXBG

The September 1 event -- which is being organized by UMW, the City of Fredericksburg and the Fredericksburg EDA -- will feature a 1,000-foot-long water slide on Hanover Street between the Jepson Alumni Executive Center and the Sunken Well Tavern. Tickets are going fast, with two of four waves already sold out.

Slide FXBG website
Recent FLS article on event
City to host FOP conference

The Fraternal Order of Police has chosen Fredericksburg to host its 2020 Virginia Conference. City staff and Rappahannock Area Lodge #15 presented Fredericksburg as a conference option at the FOP's 2018 conference. The conference will take place in August 2020 and bring in 200-250 attendees.   

Central Park office building sold 

The Central Park office building that recently housed AAA has sold for $2.4 million, according to a news release from Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer (which helped broker the sale). MDCC71, LLC bought the 11,498-square-foot building at 1171 Central Park Blvd.
Thalhimer releases market reports

Click below to see the firm's second-quarter reports on the local office and industrial market.

Read reports
Attention Business Owners: Register now for the 2018 UMW Community Welcome Fair

We invite you to participate as an exhibitor for the UMW Community Welcome Fair. The fair is an introduction to the many businesses and services UMW students will be using for the next four years. Think of this as an opportunity to personally present your business to more than 4,000 bright young adults. As they immerse themselves in their academic careers, they will also become part of our community, needing many of the goods and services available in the Fredericksburg area. In addition to becoming customers, many of these students could become responsible part-time employees, interns or volunteers. See registration form for fee and event details. #FXBGUMWFAIR2018

Registration form
Property of the Week: 1011 Charles St. -- The Federal House
Move-in-ready first-floor office, 936 square feet plus basement storage space. In the heart of downtown Fredericksburg. Great signage opportunities. 
City of Fredericksburg | Economic Development & Tourism | 
540.372.1216 |

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