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Fred Focus: New loan program announced for the 'Burg

Thursday, December 20, 2018  
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December 20, 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. We will take next week off and be back January 3. Seasons Greetings!





Main Street rolls out loan program

Fredericksburg Virginia Main Street has started a revolving-loan fund to offer financial incentives and capital to downtown entrepreneurs and/or property owners. Details of the new program can be found by clicking the below link and going to "Zero Interest Loan Program."

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Potomac Nationals announce partnership with SimVentions; ticket sales going strong

Two updates regarding the Fredericksburg stadium project:

  • On Saturday, the P-Nats and SimVentions announced a partnership that will allow veterans and active military to attend every Sunday game for free. The P-Nats have previously announced partnerships with Rappahannock Goodwill Industries and Mary Washington Healthcare. Read release about SimVentions sponsorship.
  • The team also announced that it has sold 1,000 season tickets for the 2020 season, and that just two full-season suites remain. The team is still looking for major naming-rights sponsors as well. Read release about ticket sales.



Fun Land breaks ground on new track


Fredericksburg Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw, dubbed "the queen of Fun Land," helped the Central Park business break ground last week on Virginia's first multi-level go-kart track.

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Local bank to enter into merger

Virginia Partners Bank is expected to become an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Salisbury, Md.-based Delmar Bancorp through an exchange of shares in an all-stock transaction in the second quarter of 2019.

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Mill Race Commons gains new tenants

The downtown property is now fully occupied for the first time since 2005 after four government contractors chose the location for their headquarters.

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Guru opens at new location

Guru Indian Cuisine has relocated within Central Park. Its new location is at 3140 Cowan Blvd. Go check them out!


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City issues RFP to review tourism operation


The City of Fredericksburg has issued an RFP for proposals to establish a contract with an experienced firm to conduct an analysis of the City's tourism operation.

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Video features Arts & Cultural District program


This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" features the City's Arts & Cultural District incentive program and several businesses that have taken part.


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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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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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Florist opens next to Paul's


Finishing Touch Florist recently opened a new shop at 2006 Lafayette Blvd. Welcome to the 'Burg!

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Fredericksburg restaurant expanding

Primavera Pizza and Grill is expanding into Stafford County. The restaurant's downtown Fredericksburg location is at 600 William St.

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