New law office opens in downtown Fredericksburg (Fred.com) A new law office specializing in a variety of civil services has opened in downtown Fredericksburg.
Strangeways Brewing tapped for honor (Fred.com) RateBeer named Strangeways Brewing as the best brewer taproom under the category Best Places for Beer in Virginia for 2016.
Riverfront Park dig uncovers Burnside carbine cartridges (Fred.com) Dovetail has done three digs at Riverfront Park for the city. This last one completed the archaeological excavations that it was asked to do after Prince Hall Lodge 61 at 609 Sophia St. was demolished in the fall of 2015 to make way for the park.
Fredericksburg Area Museum Announces Name Change (Fredericksburg.Today)
New name and logo for the Fredericksburg Area Museum.
Barbecue restaurant to open at The Chimneys (Fred.com) The owners of a barbecue restaurant at Lake Anna are breathing new life into The Chimneys, a historic building in downtown Fredericksburg.
New menswear store opening in downtown Fredericksburg (Fred.com) A new store is bringing a pop of color to a long vacant storefront in downtown Fredericksburg this spring. Alan Chalmers Fine Menswear will open March 3 at 205 Hanover St.
Art First Celebrates its 25th Anniversary (Fredericksburg.Today)
Longevity is rare for any organization that depends on voluntary effort.
Original Walker-Grant renovations to be completed by late summer (Fred.com) The renovation of Fredericksburg's Original Walker-Grant School is on schedule, with the first phase set to be completed by Feb. 17.
New Goolrick's Pharmacy owner looking to the future (Fred.com)For a century and a half, locals have soothed their maladies with Goolrick's Pharmacy medicine- or the occasional milkshake- and a healthy dose of gossip around its lunch counter. And now there's a new face behind the dispensary window.
ScoutComms launches new research division (Fred.com) ScoutComms, the Fredericksburg-based public relations firm that focuses on veterans and military families, launched a new division of the company this week
UMW Announces New School for Graduate, Continuing and Online Education (Fredericksburg.Today)
The University of Mary Washington (UMW) is planning a new school for graduate, online and continuing education studies, and is initiating the search for an executive director this month.
UMW named a 'best buy' by online publication (Fred.com)An online publication has listed the University of Mary Washington as a good education value.
Ava Laurenne Bride getting national attention (Fred.com) Wendy Rivera, owner of Ava Laurenne Bride in downtown Fredericksburg, has expanded her business to help other shops "understand it's not just your responsibility- it's your joy- to help brides." And the wedding industry is taking note of Rivera's approach
EDA Approves $15k for Parking Study (Fredericksburg.Today)
The Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority (EDA) voted unanimously to provide up to $15,000 in matching funds to pay for a joint parking study with Fredericksburg City Council.
UMW among best southern, public universities (Fred.com) Another national college ranking has named the University of Mary Washington among America's top institutions.
Fredericksburg generated $171 million in tourism revenue for 2015 (Fred.com) Tourism in the city of Fredericksburg generated $171.4 million last year, up 4.1 percent from the year before.
Fredericksburg hotel sells for $15.6M (Fred.com) The Hilton Garden Inn at 1060 Hospitality Ln. in Central Park has sold for $15.6 million to a Virginia-based hotel group. McDermott recognized as a physician leader (Fred.com) Michael McDermott, president and CEO of Mary Washington Healthcare, has been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review in the publication's 2016 edition of the 110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems.
Frame Designs Gallery celebrates 30 years with sale, expansion (Fred.com) As Frame Designs Gallery in Fredericksburg enters a new decade, the business is expanding its services and cleaning house.
"Forever Revolutionary" Named Fredericksburg Main Street's Unifying Brand (Fredericksburg.Today)
Fredericksburg VA Main Street, Inc. (FMSI) has released its branding plan and logo. It is, “Forever Revolutionary.”
Unemployment rate continues to drop locally (Fred.com) The Fredericksburg region's unemployment rate continues to drop, according to the most recent jobless data released by the Virginia Employment Commission.
UMW Ranked a Top College by The Princeton Review, Washington Monthly (Fredericksburg.Today)
The Princeton Review and Washington Monthly have both ranked the University of Mary Washington (UMW) among the nation’s best schools.
City Invites Input on Neighborhood-Level Long Range Plans (Fredericksburg.Today)
The City of Fredericksburg planning staff continues to work with a consulting firm called Streetsense to develop neighborhood-level long range plans.
Legume Kitchen and Bar Opens in Downtown Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg.Today)
Legume Kitchen and Bar is open at 715 Caroline St. downtown Fredericksburg.
Virginia Hill opening storefront downtown (Fred.com) Local clothing retailer Virginia Hill is moving to 900 Caroline St. this fall, according to owner Susan Moss.
Park & Shop a distant memory for Eagle Village customers (Fred.com) Eagle Village now has popular stores, university housing, a new hotel and has become a vital revenue generator for both UMW and the city.
Skin+Touch Therapy Spa expands downtown (Fred.com) Skin+Touch Therapy Spa, located at 714 Caroline St. is doubling its footprint in downtown Fredericksburg.
Fredericksburg bringing back new, improved First Night (Fred.com) Fredericksburg is bringing back First Night after a year's suspension. This time there will be activities all through December. And they'll end with a celebratory ping pong ball drop in Riverfront Park on New Year's Eve.
Ladyburg Bath and Body Apothecary Names New Co-Owner (Fredericksburg.Today)
Morgan Wellman has been named co-owner of Ladyburg Bath and Body Apothecary in downtown Fredericksburg.
Local companies make Inc. 5000 list (Fred.com) Inc. Magazine's annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America has a strong showing from Fredericksburg-area businesses this year.
Could downtown Fredericksburg become another Greenville, S.C.? (Fred.com) Greenville, S.C., has become a model for how a city can turn its dying downtown around. City Council got a chance to see how the former textile mill town accomplished that feat and how the steps it took might apply to Fredericksburg during its work session Tuesday. Banner year for Fredericksburg accolades (Fred.com) It's been a banner year for the city of Fredericksburg and its business community in terms of awards received from nationwide publications.
Mary Washington Hospital named sixth best hospital in Virginia (Fred.com) Mary Washington Hospital was ranked sixth in Virginia and fourth in the Washington metro area in U.S. News and World Report's annual evaluation of hospitals.
Fredericksburg among best cities for entrepreneurs (Fred.com) Fredericksburg is among the top 10 cities nationwide for entrepreneurs to "be successful and enjoy life," according to a list that is the cover story of August's Entrepreneur magazine. Here's what real, local entrepreneurs have to say.
Pet store coming to Eagle Village (Fred.com) Pet Valu, a fast-growing North American chain of pet stores, has signed on to be Eagle Village's newest tenant.
All About the Garage opening this fall (Fred.com) All About the Garage, a garage-door retailer that also deals in organization systems and flooring, will open in the former Olde Town Paint & Glass storefront on Sept. 1.
Retiring Fredericksburg tourism chief has seen city evolve over 35 years (Fred.com)
Karen Hedelt, director of Economic Development and Tourism, who retires today after 35 years with the city department, said Fredericksburg is "most certainly home," and that she'll always have an interest and commitment to it
Tim's Mart could become a mixed-use development (Fred.com) Tim's Mart at 1010 Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg is under contract and the buyer has a vision for potential re-development.
Gas station gets new owner in Fredericksburg (Fred.com) The former Pure Gas Station and convenience store at 1600 Princess Anne St. in Fredericksburg has changed hands and the new owner wants to keep its industrial character but find a new use for the building.
Germanna ranked among top Virginia community colleges (Fred.com) According to a list published on USA Today's website this week, Germanna Community College is among the top 10 two-year institutions in Virginia.
New parking spaces available in downtown Fredericksburg in June (Fred.com) Downtown Fredericksburg's newest public parking lot will open by early June. The lot, off Amelia Street between Prince Edward and Charles streets, will provide 29 additional public parking spaces.
Wittman visits downtown businesses during National Small Business Week (Fred.com) U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1st, stopped by newly opened Fredericksburg small businesses Tuesday afternoon as part of National Small Business Week- May 1 through May 7.
Jersey Mike's opening in Cowan Crossing (Fred.com) Jersey Mike's Subs will open May 18 in the Cowan Crossing retail development off U.S. 1 in Fredericksburg.
Greenlaw wins a second term as Fredericksburg mayor (Fred.com) Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw received almost twice as many votes- 1,489 to her challenger's 825- in her bid for reelection.
Lachniet named publisher of The Free Lance-Star (Fred.com) BH Media executive Dale Lachniet has been named publisher of The Free Lance-Star and vice president of BH Media's Eastern Community Group.
Local door manufacturing operation changes hands, all jobs retained (Fred.com)
The Lester Group purchased the assets of the Masonite Architectural Door Company plant in Fredericksburg and took over operations there last week.
EDA approves brewery, Germanna grants (Fred.com) Fredericksburg's Economic Development Authority on Monday approved grants for a brewery and a community college.
Mercantile makes new eateries list (Fred.com) Downtown Fredericksburg's Mercantile is among the 25 best new restaurants of 2015 in Virginia, according to the state's official travel blog Virginia is for Lovers.
Fredericksburg gearing up for holidays (Fred.com) A Santa tracker is one of a number of tweaks Main Street and the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism are making for holiday season activities, which kick off with downtown Fredericksburg's annual Holiday Open House.
Fredericksburg named best for quality of life (Fred.com) According to personal finance website WalletHub, Fredericksburg has the best quality of life in any American small city.
Fredericksburg sees big gains in meals, real estate taxes (Fred.com) New restaurants and real estate development have significantly boosted Fredericksburg's tax revenues since 2005.
Fredericksburg EDA approves grants (Fred.com) Fredericksburg's Economic Development Authority on Monday approved grants totaling $14,144.38 to help pay for two downtown facade improvements and Battlefield Industrial Park's direction signs.
Second brewery planned for downtown Fredericksburg (Fred.com) Downtown Fredericksburg may get a second craft brewery next year. Daniel Baker of Fredericksburg and Thomas Evans of Spotsylvania County hope to open Red Dragon Brewery by June 1.
Fredericksburg among "Best Places to Live" (Livability.com)
Third annual ranking of the best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S.
New co-working site opens in Fredericksburg (Fred.com) Fredericksburg's new co-working space, The Foundry, opens Tuesday. Started by local startup community nonprofit FredXchange, the space will allow entrepreneurs, startups and small companies to work collaboratively.
City sees uptick in sales, meals, lodging revenue (Fred.com) Fredericksburg businesses posted a strong second quarter, with revenues from lodging, meals and retail sales taxes all up compared to the same quarter last year.
10 local companies on Inc. 5000 list (Fred.com) Ten Fredericksburg-area companies made the Inc. 5000 list this year, Inc. Magazine's annual compilation of the fastest-growing companies in the nation.
Starbucks opening another Fredericksburg location (Fred.com) Starbucks has signed a lease for 2,500 square feet of space in the Cowan Crossing retail development, making it the newest national chain to join the lineup of restaurants there.
Clothing boutique moving downtown (Fred.com) Peacaloo Boutique is moving to a larger space in downtown Fredericksburg.
Local decor store among top in Virginia (Fred.com) The House of Milk and Honey at 807 William St. has been named the second-best independent home decor store in central Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine.
Southern Living features Fredericksburg (Fred.com) The July edition of Southern Living magazine highlighted the 'Best Shops in Fredericksburg' as part of its monthly travel features.
Fredericksburg firm becomes area's first B corporation (Fred.com) ScoutComms has been certified as a B Corporation- the first one in Fredericksburg- by nonprofit B Lab this month.
Sushi restaurant opening in Central Park (Fred.com) Oishi Sushi King, an upscale, sushi-focused restaurant, has leased the former Cheeseburger in Paradise location at 1811 Carl D. Silver Pkwy. in Fredericksburg's Central Park.
Third section of Virginia Central Railway Trail set to open (Fred.com) The third section of the Virginia Central Railway Trail in Fredericksburg is scheduled to open next week, the city's Public Works Department announced Thursday.
Steakhouse to open in former Orion location (Fred.com) Fahrenheit 132, a new steakhouse, is scheduled to open in downtown Fredericksburg in the location where Orion's Sushi Bar & Lounge closed last year.
Hooked owners launching line of apparel (Fred.com) The owners of Hooked at 1009 Princess Anne St. in downtown Fredericksburg are launching their own in-house clothing line.
Art Mart to open this summer (Fred.com) Art Mart, a new studio, gallery, store and meeting space for Fredericksburg's artist community, is opening at 1405 Princess Anne St. in July.
EDA explains programs to help business startups (Fred.com) Amy LaMarca says the city's EDA is always seeking innovative partners to create responsible economic growth and improve the quality of life for Fredericksburg residents.
Experts visit Renwick's past to help plan its future (Fred.com) About a dozen experts in architecture and preservation toured Fredericksburg's Renwick building Monday to begin assessing the historic structure's condition.
City meals, lodging revenue rises in first quarter (Fred.com) Fredericksburg's meals and lodging tax revenue increased during the first quarter of 2015, though revenue from retail sales dipped slightly when compared to figures from the first quarter of 2014.
Agora Downtown opens (Fred.com) Agora Downtown, a new coffee shop, opened Saturday at 520 Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg.
Neighborhood is a draw for creative business people (Fred.com) The first in a series about business districts in the region. Centered at the corner of Wolfe and Jackson streets in Fredericksburg, just off of Lafayette Boulevard, is a thriving artistic business community eager to create an identity of its own.
Local companies among fastest growing in Virginia (Fred.com) Three businesses based in Fredericksburg are among the 50 fastest growing in the commonwealth, according to the the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Refurbished furniture stores opens downtown (Fred.com) Refurbished Furniture and Home Decor, a new household goods store, is opening in downtown Fredericksburg at 206 George St. on Friday.
Oberle School taking first steps toward athletic complex (Fred.com) The Gladys H. Oberle School, a special education alternative day school in Fredericksburg, is expanding.
Olde Towne Butcher's owner sells business (Fred.com) Olde Towne Butcher, founded in 2009 in downtown Fredericksburg by Lee Russell at 401 William St., is under new ownership.
EDA approves $100k in grants (Fredericksburg Today)
Toward eight different businesses, events and initiatives in the city.
Movement Mortgage moving in to Eagle Village (Fred.com) With the addition of Movement Mortgage to the Executive Offices at Eagle Village, the University of Mary Washington has fully leased its office space there.
Fredericksburg City Council changes sidewalk cafe regulations (Fred.com) The Fredericksburg City Council revised its regulations for sidewalk cafes this week but eliminated the fees associated with them.
Former Free Lance-Star Executive Building Property Sold (Fredericksburg Today)
Wack General Contractor has purchased the full block parcel at 607 William St. in downtown Fredericksburg, formerly owned by the Free Lance-Star Publishing Company.
New eatery at Westwood Shopping Center combines cuisines (Fred.com)Jackie's Bistro & Bar, which will occupy the former Lone Star Steakhouse location, will serve mostly American fare. But the menu also will have Korean specialties, such as bulgoki barbecue steak, as well as Japanese, Italian and Mexican dishes.
Wegmans among top 10 best places to work (Fred.com) Multiple companies with Fredericksburg-area locations have been named to Fortune magazine's '100 Best Companies to Work For' list. Wegmans Food Markets broke into the top 10 best places to work in America
Agora Downtown to open this spring (Fred.com) The Agora Downtown coffee shop plans to open this spring at 520 Caroline St. Co-owners Meghan 'MJ' Stone and sister Andi Stone, both Stafford County natives and Brooke Point High School graduates, are opening the cafe.
Pitayo continues expansion overseas (Fred.com) Pitaiyo, the lifestyle and fitness business developed by local woman Alex Kelly-Maartens, has big plans for expansion here in the U.S. and overseas.
Report pitches lower economic-impact for Diamond Nation (Fred.com) The latest analysis of the economic impact of a Diamond Nation amateur sports facility estimates it will generate $1.1 million in annual tax revenue for Fredericksburg.
Fredericksburg named a must-see detour from I-95 (Fred.com) Virginia's state tourism website Virginia is for Lovers says weary travelers should stop over in Fredericksburg for a bite to eat, shopping and sightseeing in its recent 'Five Can't-Miss I-95 Detours' list.
Jackie's Bistro & Bar will open in Westwood (Fred.com) Jackie's Bistro & Bar has leased the former Lone Star Steakhouse location in Westwood Shopping Center, and will open later this month.
Retail occupancy rising in Fredericksburg (Fred.com) Retail occupancy in the city of Fredericksburg continues to rise. According to the city's fourth-quarter retail report, the area-wide vacancy rate was down to 5.1 percent, from 7.6 percent during the fourth quarter of 2013.
Breeze-Eastern to open innovation center (Fred.com) Breeze-Eastern Corp., a New Jersey-based company that manufactures high-performance lifting devices for helicopters, will open a Fredericksburg innovation center in the coming months.
UMW named a top college for return on investment (Fred.com) The University of Mary Washington continues to rank among the nation's best-value colleges in the latest Princeton Review.
Regional jobless rate falls (Fred.com) The Fredericksburg region's unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent in December 2014 as the state's jobless rate declined to pre-October 2008 levels, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.
Local firm grows, creates social media tool (Fred.com) A locally based marketing firm is moving into a new permanent office and has launched an online tool for businesses and nonprofit organizations to better manage their social media accounts.
Wegmans tops for corporate reputation (Fred.com) Wegmans Food Markets is No. 1 for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 16th annual Harris Poll Reputation Quotient study.
New design firm opens in Fredericksburg (Fred.com) A new design firm, 837 Design, has opened in downtown Fredericksburg to "bring advertising in the city into this day and age."
Marstel-Day CEO receives Patriotic Employer award (Fred.com) Rebecca R. Rubin, president and CEO of Fredericksburg-based environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day, was recognized as a Department of Defense 'Patriotic Employer' for her support of employees in the National Guard and military reserves.
Good Turn Earth Co. to launch this spring (Fred.com) A local startup that took honors at both the Made in FredVa competition and Startup Weekend Fredericksburg has a new name and a renewed vision to provide Fredericksburg with local, living soil.
Bodyworks updates logo, downtown gym (Fred.com) Bodyworks Downtown Athletic Club has a new logo and is lightly renovating its downtown Fredericksburg gym.
Fredericksburg growth rate tops in Virginia (Fred.com) Fredericksburg had the largest percentage of population growth among Virginia localities for the past year, a feat it has achieved three of the last four years.
Main Street program reflects on first year's progress (Fred.com) Officials from the Fredericksburg Main Street Initiative met Thursday with downtown business leaders to share what was successful during its first year of promoting local businesses- and what wasn't.
UMW wins 'green' award (Fred.com) The University of Mary Washington has received the 'Virginia Green Travel Leader Award' for environmentally friendly initiatives on its three campuses.
Korean-style chicken restaurant to open here (Fred.com) BonChon is opening a Central Park location in spring 2015, and betting that locals will be just as devoted to its fare as Northern Virginia is.
Thrift shop moves downtown (Fred.com) MANARC, Borne the Battle, a nonprofit supporting Fredericksburg-area veterans, has relocated to 107 William St. in downtown Fredericksburg. It had opened in August at 1108 Caroline St.
Main Street's final 'Open Late Friday' set (Fred.com) As the holiday season winds to a close, the final 'Open Late Friday' event, sponsored by the Fredericksburg Main Street Initiative, is scheduled for Dec. 19.
Creative Color purchases buildings for $1.9M (Fred.com) Creative Color, a Fredericksburg-based printing service, has purchased three buildings downtown for $1.9 million.
Marstel-Day opens Richmond office (Fred.com)
Marstel-Day, the Fredericksburg-based environmental consulting firm, is expanding its green footprint south to Richmond.
Knitting supply store opening in Cowan Center (Fred.com) Untangled Purls, a knitting store, will open at Cowan Center in Fredericksburg next week.
Reacht opens offices downtown (Fred.com) Reacht, the mobile messaging startup, has moved into downtown Fredericksburg.
La Rosetta opens in the Chimneys (Fred.com) La Rosetta, a Northern Italian-themed restaurant formerly located in Stafford County, opened in The Chimneys in downtown Fredericksburg this week.
Unemployment rates drop in region (Fred.com) Local unemployment rates dropped across the board in October, according to statistics released by the Virginia Employment Commission Tuesday.
Popcorn Bag moves to Eagle Village (Fred.com) The Popcorn Bag, a specialty popcorn store opened by Jim Ford last year, has moved to Eagle Village.
City-run Christmas Parade succeeds (Fred.com) Rain decreased participation in Saturday's Fredericksburg Christmas Parade but the event went so smoothly that first-time title sponsor Rosner Auto Group is already making plans for next year.
Neuhaus chocolates coming to downtown again (Fred.com) Sweets on Caroline, the recently opened chocolate shop at 817 Caroline St., and The Frenchman's Corner of Culpeper recently entered a partnership agreement to sell the chocolates.
Mary Washington Hospital earns Reverification (Fred.com) Mary Washington Hospital's Trauma Center earned Level II reverification from the Virginia Department of Health.
Fraser Wood Elements expanding after six months (Fred.com) Fraser Wood Elements opened just six months ago, but it's already planning an expansion to keep up with demand for its artisanal wood products.
Bonefish Grill reels in a redo (Fred.com) A popular Fredericksburg restaurant is getting a new look and a new seasonal menu.
Market and deli coming downtown this spring (Fred.com) Charlie and Grace European Market and Deli will open April 1 in the former Virginia Deli space on Sophia Street.
Tree Fredericksburg wins local award (Fred.com) Tree Fredericksburg announced Monday that the organization has received an award from the city's Recreation Commission.
Latitudes Fair Trade Store opens downtown (Fred.com)Latitudes Fair Trade Store opened at 806 Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg Sunday.
A Handsome Hound Grooming Salon moving (Fred.com)A Handsome Hound Grooming Salon, the full-service dog grooming shop located at 103 William St. since 2011, is moving to 613 Caroline St. after Thanksgiving.
FRA details yearly progress (Fred.com)The Fredericksburg Regional Alliance recently detailed partners with new initiatives and activities at its annual meeting
Shop the Boulevard group forms (Fred.com)Andy Lynn, manager at Roxbury Farm & Garden Center recent started the 'Shop the Boulevard' initiative that brings together Lafayette-located shops in the city to increase traffic and visibility.
BIO Crossfit West opens downtown (Fred.com)BIO CrossFit West opened this week in the 3,200-square-foot space at 1623 Princess Anne St.River Rock Outfitter opens (Fred.com)River Rock Outfitter opened Friday at 915 Sophia St. Owners Keith Peterson, his wife April Peterson and brother Connor Peterson sell specialty outdoor equipment and apparel in the 4,000-square-foot space.
Sports lounge opens downtown (Fred.com)
Jay's Downtown Sports Lounge's owner has yanked out the booths that used to divide the former F.W. Sullivan's Old Town Bar & Grille at 409 William St. Eight-O-Six Bistro opens (Fred.com)Eight-O-Six Bistro, the eatery at 806 William St. formerly known as Jake & Mike's, opened today.
Downtown shops amp up for holidays (Fred.com) Merchants are hoping the slate of new initiatives aiming to bring shoppers downtown will affect their bottom line.
Pop-up store opening downtown (Fred.com)Virginia Hill, an online women's clothing retailer based in Fredericksburg, is opening a pop-up store in the Shops at 810, at 810 Caroline St.
Kids First Swim School opens Monday (Fred.com) Kids First Swim School, a Maryland-based chain, is opening at 1666 Carl D. Silver Pkwy in Fredericksburg's Central Park Monday.
Downtown businesses extend Friday hours (Fred.com) Downtown Fredericksburg's "Open Late Fridays" campaign begins Friday, as merchants prepare for their annual holiday open house this weekend.
Sweets on Caroline brings specialty confections to Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg.Today)
Jen Davis and George Farrar have opened a second business in downtown Fredericksburg.
Local real estate firm gets new branding (Fred.com)Beginning in February 2015, Fredericksburg-based Realty World Select will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty.
'Crumb & Get It Cookie Co.' plans opening in Central Park (FLS.com)Crumb & Get It Cookie Co., which lets customers design their own cookies, will hold the grand opening of its store in Central Park on Nov. 5.
In downtown Fredericksburg, Amelia Street becomes urban renewal project (FLS.com)
Fredericksburg is a city cozy enough that new construction sprouting around one intersection is a significant urban renewal project. The spotlight here is on Amelia and Winchester streets, where Simply Home LLC is evidently answering a growing demand for downtown living.
Sports lounge opening downtown Fredericksburg (Fred.com)The brown paper covering the windows of Jay's Downtown Sports Lounge at 409 William St. is finally coming off.
Sugar Shack Donuts coming to Fredericksburg (Fred.com)Richmond-based Sugar Shack Donuts, which has a nearly cult following among River City pastry and coffee lovers, is reportedly opening in Fredericksburg in early 2015.
Old Town Yarnery moves (Fred.com)Old Town Yarnery, a full-service knitting shop that also offers classes, is moving from 205 William St., where it has been for the last three years.
Fredericksburg area companies win Goodwill awards (Fred.com)Three Fredericksburg-area businesses have been recognized for their extraordinary commitments to helping others and improving the local quality of life.
EDA Awards Grants, Invests in Holiday Gift Card Program (Fredericksburg.Today)
The Fredericksburg EDA approved $31,000 in grants to support city businesses events, and invested an additional $8,000 in the Fredericksburg Main Street Initiative downtown gift card program.
Acne Clinic begins online skin coaching (Fred.com)Crystal Wellman, owner and aesthetician of Crystal Clear Acne Clinic and Ladyburg in downtown Fredericksburg, has launched and website called The Acne Mentor that allowed patients to access skin coaching online from experts.
uBreakiFix opens Fredericksburg location (Fred.com) Florida-based uBreakiFix has opened its first Virginia location in Fredericksburg. The business is franchised by local entrepreneurs Eric Miller and Kris Kay.
Jake & Mike's reopening under new ownership, name (Fred.com)Jake & Mike's, the longtime local restaurant at 806 William St., will become Eight-O-Six Bistro in November when it reopens with new ownership, a new menu and a new look.
Sweets on Caroline opens downtown (Fred.com)Downtown Fredericksburg once again has a chocolatier. The store, which sells chocolate and other confections, is located at 817 Caroline St.
Localities use incentives as recruiting tool (Fred.com) Incentive programs throughout the Fredericksburg region are seeing solid returns on investment.
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