May 23, 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, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Site work under way at Telegraph Hill

The development off Lafayette Boulevard near the intersection of Blue Gray Parkway will include 207 townhouses, 80 single-family homes and approximately 30,000 s.f. of commercial space. A roundabout is planned on Lafayette to provide access into the development. McLean-based Kettler is the project developer.

Fredericksburg's mayor, two additional companies sign on as Fredanthropists

Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw, ILM Corporation and LifeCare Medical Transports are the latest to sign up as 2019-20 Fredanthropists. Money raised through the program will help fund the Dixon Park roller-hockey rink. The full list of committed Fredanthropists is above on the banner ad, and below is a news release with more detail. Just three slots remain for additional Fredanthropists!

Video details Hurkamp event

Picnic in the Park, a longstanding event held every Tuesday in May and June, is the subject of this week's episode of "Freehling Finds." 

School system, City working closely together

Below is an FLS op-ed written by Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw and School Board Chair Malvina Kay about the increasingly close working relationship between the City and the public school system.

Where's the beef? Kybecca makes it onto 8 Amazing VA food list

Wade Truong, executive chef at Kybecca, told TravelAwaits: "One of the things that makes Kybecca unique is that we are not tied to one type of cuisine. Our food and beverage offerings change seasonally, and we basically serve whatever we think is tasty, fun, and unique.

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Downtown gift store for sale

Pappagallo Fine Gifts and Imports at 300 William Street is for sale, said Suzanne Metzger, who has owned the store for the past five years. The business is in 1,800 square feet across from Hyperion Espresso at the corner of William and Princess Anne streets. 

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Another successful Historic Half in the books

More than 5,000 people completed this past weekend's 13.1-mile annual race. We can't wait until next year!   

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Fredericksburg Baseball Stadium Interview - Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite
Silbers talk baseball, why FXBG matters and the new stadium

David Newman of Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite interviews Art Silber, Lani Silber Weiss and Seth Silber, owners of the Potomac Nationals.    
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How is the local CRE market faring?

Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite's Q1 2019 reports are out on the state of the Fredericksburg region's commercial real estate market.

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Germanna starts new training program

The new program at FredCAT to train and certify heavy equipment operators is part of a state community college program that prepares students to fill jobs where skilled workers are in great demand.  

Off Leash K9 Training announces downtown location

The location in the 800 block of Caroline Street will include both training and retail space, according to the Facebook announcement.

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Fun Land of Fredericksburg's new Go-Kart Track
Funland's wild ride, Thunder Speedway, opening June 8

Fasten your seat belts and start your engines for the opening of Funland's new 3-story Go Kart track.
Property of the Week: 710 Princess Anne St.

1,054 square feet of office space for lease in the heart of Downtown Fredericksburg. Located directly across from the Courthouse and City Hall. Built in 1889, the building showcases history and charm with an upbeat modern professional office layout. Available immediately.
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