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

January 5, 2023
YouTube Spotlight ~ Freehling Finds
Rappahannock Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) recently moved to its new office at 701 Princess Anne St. in Downtown Fredericksburg.  Bill took this opportunity to tour the new  space with REDCO President Joe DiStefano.  REDCO is a non-profit organization that facilitates small business loans in the Fredericksburg area. For more information on REDCO, visit

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Chick-fil-A in Central Park re-opens with renovated drive-thru

By Ryan Cudahy on Jan 04, 2023 02:18 pm
Renovations are complete at the Chick-fil-A at 1698 Carl D. Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg's Central Park shopping center, and the popular restaurant has re-opened for business.

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Silver Diner, Chase Bank planned at Central Park entrance

By Bill Freehling on Jan 03, 2023 03:25 pm
A popular restaurant with 15 locations throughout the Washington area and a national bank branch are planned at the main entrance into Fredericksburg's Central Park shopping center.

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Moment Diner opens in Eagle Village

By Ryan Cudahy on Dec 30, 2022 03:06 pm
Moment Diner has begun their soft opening in Eagle Village. At 1201 Emancipation Highway, in the building that what was once Country Cookin’, Moment Diner is now open from 7am-3pm daily. 

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Diverse City – Women Inspiring Women Leaders

By Ryan Cudahy on Dec 28, 2022 01:49 pm
This week’s Diverse City feature is Women Inspiring Women Leaders - American Business Women's Association.

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Great Lives – UMW Lecture Series to start its 20th anniversary season

By Ryan Cudahy on Dec 22, 2022 07:42 pm
Great Lives BannerGreat Lives is a historical lecture series at the University of Mary Washington, and will begin its 2023 season on January 19th.

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Recent Articles:

Fredericksburg Square to hold Grand Opening on December 31st
Jurassic Quest Fredericksburg returning to the Expo Center
Collage Market opens on Caroline Street
New Dunkin’, Baskin Robbins nearing completion in FXBG
Fun Land of Fredericksburg opening two rides in March


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Event Spotlight ~ Jurassic Quest
Last year, Jurassic Quest thrilled and awed the people of Fredericksburg. It was last year that Fredericksburg learned the truth about dinosaurs: they are quite large (in addition to other exciting facts). And in a few weeks, from Friday, January 6 to Sunday, January 8, Jurassic Quest Fredericksburg will return to the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center


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Event Spotlight ~ Restaurant Week
Fredericksburg Restaurant Week starts next weekend!
January 13 – 22 is a great time to sample the unique flavors of our city.
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Focal Point business announcements,
January 5, 2023.
Happy Anniversay to Maggies's Subs.
Revelations Counseling & Consulting LLC leased 1,577 square feet of office space at Central Park Corporate Center, 1121-1440 Central Park Blvd., in the City of Fredericksburg, VA. Jamie A. Scully, CCIM and Sharon E. Schmidt handled the lease negotiations on behalf of the landlord.  
Submit your Focal Point announcement via online form for approval.
YouTube Spotlight ~ A year in review. 
Bill Freehling, Fredericksburg’s Director of Economic Development & Tourism, takes us on a quick look back at 2022 through “Freehling Finds” videos. To see the entire collection of “Freehling Finds” videos, go to Fredericksburg, VA Economic Development and Tourism YouTube Channel.
New Business Spotlight ~ Better 4 You Juices
"We are excited to bring our natural, cold-pressed juices to our customers here in Fredericksburg." 
Claudia Barnes, Owner
Better 4 You Juices
Featured Property Spotlight
1701 Fall Hill Avenue

A 48,235 s.f. three story office building for sale in the heart of Fredericksburg, Virginia that served as the corporate headquarters for Quarles Petroleum for over 23 years. The Property will be delivered with 19.5% of the GLA vacant and an additional 70.1% of the GLA will expire by August 2023. Ideally suited for an owner-occupant, the property benefits from immediate large block availability combined with in-place tenants and additional parking revenue that offers an opportunity to offset operating costs. Inclusive in the sale are two additional parcels, an occupied free standing 1,000 s.f. single-tenant commercial property adjacent to the Fall Hill building and a ±0.56 acre parcel that offers additional parking for both buildings.

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Virginia Business Spotlight

Getting down to business
UMW expands on long history of business studies

By Stephenie Overman
FAMPO Spotlight
Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) invites the public to participate in an opportunity for their East-West Mobility Study’s Roadway report. Comment on the report as well as take a 6-question survey about the transportation projects that are proposed within the report.
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