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Your weekly update for business and tourism news plus events in the City of Fredericksburg.

January 26, 2023
YouTube Spotlight ~ Freehling Finds
The City of Fredericksburg established an Arts and Cultural District to increase the awareness and support for the arts and cultural community. The city offers incentives for qualifying businesses to remain and locate in the district.  In this week’s edition, Bill talks with two participants: Collage Spa owner Brian Lam and Print Jazz owner Pete Morelewicz. For more information about the program and to download an application, go to and search “Arts and Cultural District Incentive,” or email Amy Peregoy at

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Fredericksburg Visitor Center property now on the market

By Bill Freehling on Jan 23, 2023 07:40 pm
The downtown Fredericksburg property that currently houses the City's Visitor Center and the adjacent parking lot is for sale.

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Two FXBG restaurant ideas for ‘mouthwatering cheap eats’

By Bill Freehling on Jan 23, 2023 11:41 am
Two Fredericksburg restaurants are on a list of "50 Mouthwatering Cheap Eats Around Northern Virginia."

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Recent Articles:

Rebellion named one of top whisky bars
Fredericksburg Area Museum to host Black History Month Walking Tour
Nothing Bundt Cakes opens in Central Park
Chick-fil-A in Central Park re-opens with renovated drive-thru
Silver Diner, Chase Bank planned at Central Park entrance


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First Friday's Sip N' Stroll returning February 3rd.


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Focal Point Business Announcements
January 26, 2023
Joy Crump of FOODE named as a semifinalist for the 2023 James Beard Award for
Best Chef Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announces the commercial brokerage promotion of
Mark J. Banach to senior associate. Mr. Banach joined Thalhimer’s Fredericksburg office in 2018 and focuses on retail leasing, development, tenant representation, and investment sales.  

Fredericksburg Area Museum Board of Directors announces that after seven incredible years leading the Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM), Sara Poore will be departing as President and CEO.  We wish Sara the best and thank her for her commitment to FAM and our community. 

Mr. Blanton Massey was presented a Proclamation by Mayor Greenlaw during the January 24 City Council meeting.  Mr. Massey served as the Economic Development Authority's legal counsel for 35 years.
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This will be the last weekend of extended parking hours in downtown Fredericksburg. Enjoy four hours of free on-street parking while you go to downtown's shops, restaurants and parks.
Learn more about parking downtown.
New Business Spotlight ~ Music & Arts
"We are excited to provide music services to the Fredericksburg community."
Anthony Silver, Retail Manager

Music & Arts
Link & Learn Spotlight ~ America's SBDC Blog
How to Find a Business Mentor:  7 Places to Explore
Behind every successful business person is a mentor who taught them everything they know. Mentors teach valuable lessons and provide moral support when the going gets tough. But where do you find one? From in-person networking events to casual online chats, here are seven places to explore.
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Featured Property Spotlight
306 Frederick St.

2,586 s.f. beautiful office space available in the former Kenmore Coffee Beanery Warehouse. Fully restored brick building with all new wood flooring, appliances, electrical, lighting, plumbing and cabinetry. Located in the historic district near the Fredericksburg Train Station / VRE. 

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