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Fred Focus: Candlelight Tour, FAM Faire and more!

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December 8, 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.



Here's what's coming up in Fredericksburg

Ways to explore Downtown!


To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose.




What sold last month in Fredericksburg?

Below is a link to the monthly report showing what properties changed hands in Fredericksburg in December. It includes two downtown commercial properties and one in Central Park. We are working on a new-and-improved version of this report, so stay tuned!


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P-Nats get good turnout at event

About 600 season-ticket packages were sold for the Potomac Nationals' 2020 inaugural season in Fredericksburg during a "Founders Club" event last weekend in Market Square. The team is signing up people for the Club through Dec. 31.

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Coldwell Banker 3Q market reports

Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite is out with its third-quarter reports on industrial, retail and office real estate in our market.

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P-Nats announce partnership with Rappahannock Goodwill

The team this week announced a partnership with Rappahannock Goodwill Industries at the planned stadium. The team previously announced a partnership with Mary Washington Healthcare.

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Video features Window Wonderland


This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" takes a look at the man behind the annual Window Wonderland contest, which is going on now in downtown Fredericksburg.


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Shop local this holiday season

Here is a video reminder of why it is important to do so.

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How to 'crush' a weekend in the 'Burg

Check out this blog post with a suggested itinerary of how to spend a great weekend in our area. This is part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation's "Crush Friday" initiative.


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Parking promotion under way downtown

Through January 31, downtown Fredericksburg shoppers and diners will be permitted to park for up to four hours in on- street parking spaces that usually have two-hour limits.

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City Council approves broadband expansions

City Council took more steps last week toward its goal of providing Fredericksburg with the fastest broadband internet in Virginia.

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Quarles making acquisition

The Fredericksburg-based provider of residential and commercial fuel has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Revere Gas, a third-generation, family-owned retail propane gas distributor based in Hartfield.

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Skin + Touch Therapy Spa to open Culpeper location


The owners of the Caroline Street business will open a second location at 254-258 E. Davis St. in downtown Culpeper this spring. Congrats to Skin + Touch on the expansion!

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Financial services firm opens at Mill Race North

The new office of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC will include Holmes Riley Wealth Advisors, a four-person team led by longtime area financial advisor Ronald H. Holmes.

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Downtown pet store honored

Pet Product News has named Dog Krazy as its 2018-2019 Marketing Retailer of the Year Award winner.

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Property of the Week: 325 Wallace St.

Full-service offices in HUBZone. Units from 138 s.f. to 800 s.f. Aggressive & flexible rental rates. Fully built-out office spaces with private offices. Shared break room, bathroom and kitchen. Use of conference room that can seat up to 40 people. Superior location on U.S. 1. half a mile to Mary Washington Hospital and minutes to downtown Fredericksburg.


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