July 26, 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 VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Summer Restaurant Week, Fair start tomorrow

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

Summer Restaurant Week website
FLS article on RW
Fair website
FLS article on Fair
New restaurant opening next to Sugar Shack

The Falafel Joint will be on the Kenmore Avenue side of the building at 801 William Street that also houses Sugar Shack Donuts (which will be unaffected by the opening).

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Virginia Tech player leads tour of Fredericksburg

Massaponax High School graduate and Virginia Tech football player takes viewers on a tour of his hometown Fredericksburg.

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Blog features Fredericksburg

Great blog post on what makes our city such a special place to visit.

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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 one wave already sold out.

Slide FXBG website
Recent FLS article on event
Local housing numbers for June

Click below to see how the Fredericksburg housing market fared in June.

Two weeks of videos 

Below are links to two weeks worth of "Freehling Finds" features -- one featuring the recent renovation of 1600 Princess Anne Street and the other on Summer Restaurant Week.

Leasing activity in Fredericksburg

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer reports the following recent lease transactions in Fredericksburg in June: 
  • Black Sheep & Mercantile Company leased 5,482 sq.ft. of retail space at 211 William St.
  • Rent-A-Center renewed its lease of 3,500 sq.ft. of retail space at 1255 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
  • United Global Group, Inc. renewed its lease of 1,935 sq.ft. of office space, and expanded into an additional 1,611 sq.ft. within Central Park Corporate Center at 1121-1440 Central Park Blvd.
  • Monkee's renewed its lease of 1,550 sq.ft. of retail space at 827 Caroline St.
New store opens on William Street

Wildflower Collective is at 208 William Street, the former home of Forage. The store describes itself as "A blend of designer consignment + vintage + new + clothing + home goods + accessories + local artists + independent makers."

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UMW teams up with ACA

The American Canoe Association and the University of Mary Washington have announced a partnership through which UMW will provide online continuing education opportunities at no cost for ACA's Team USA canoe and kayak athletes.

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Holiday market coming to Market Square

The Fredericksburg Area Museum is planning the inaugural KrisKringlMarkt on Dec. 8. This traditional German-style holiday market will feature over 20 vendors representing the food, arts, and retail industry. FAM is currently accepting applications for vendors.

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Trash grabbers installed along popular trail

Trash-grabber stations have been installed on the Rappahannock River Heritage Trail/Canal Path loop. Use a grabber, and drop it back off at any of the four stations along the way. Trash bags are provided as well. This will be the subject of an upcoming edition of "Freehling Finds."
Restaurant Review: Ike's

FLS reviews new eatery below the Olde Towne Butcher at the corner of Charles and William streets.

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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

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Property of the Week: Fall Hill Avenue & Briscow Lane
4.9 acres of prime commercial land with significant frontage on Fall Hill Avenue (22,000+ ADT). Great potential for car dealership, medical offices, multi-tenant retail and much more. Major multi-family growth under way with 128 apartments recently completed and an additional 700+ underway. Near Central Park and Wegmans, and c onvenient to I-95, Route 1 and Route 3.
City of Fredericksburg | Economic Development & Tourism | 
540.372.1216 |  FredericksburgVA.com

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