What’s New And What’s Coming – 2020
2019 was a great year for the Fredericksburg Region! We had quite a few new businesses pop up as well as a new roller hockey rink and we broke ground on our Minor League Baseball Stadium, and welcomed our own Minor League Baseball Team, The Fred Nats!
Curious to see what 2020 holds for our region? While we can’t see the future, we do have a few things cooking and set to launch in the new year. Check it out!
Stafford is host to the June 2020 and 2021 Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament hosted by retired U.S. Navy officer Chad Hoover.The Kayak Bass Fishing Trail Series Tournament will be featured on the nationally televised fishing show “Kayak Bassin’.”
The Wingate by Wyndham is undergoing a renovation and is set to be complete by the end of January 2020. The renovation includes a new brand and name: Holiday Inn & Conference Center, updated rooms, conference space, addition of an onsite restaurant and bar.
Freedom Society is opening a tea room soon in downtown Fredericksburg! The retail side of Freedom Society is currently open and we highly encourage you to stop by. They sell handcrafted products that help to bring freedom around the world. The upcoming tea room will offer British teas. Find out more about their business which helps to employ survivors of human trafficking across the world.
Lazy Daisy Gift Store is coming to Central Park. Look for it in the former Tilly’s space. This Lazy Daisy location will be the 6th in Virginia. They specialize in upcycled and restyled furniture and home decor as well as handmade gifts, jewelry and other one-of-a-kind finds.
Fredericksburg Nationals will install State of the Art Sports Turf in the Ballpark. The “Batting a Thousand” Natural Turf (B1K) is a dual fiber system comprised of Shaw Sports Turf’s high-performance Strenexe® XD slit film and Shaw’s Bolt® monofilament. This system provides high durability and functionality by preventing the infill from “splashing,” maintaining adequate infill levels across the field. The Bolt fiber provides excellent ball roll, friction and natural grass aesthetics, ensuring that the playing surface at Fredericksburg will be elite and consistent.
Liberty Place in downtown Fredericksburg is slated to be finished in June. Tenants will include Mellow Mushroom, Burger Back, Pasta Fresca, and Blue Cow Ice Cream. Liberty Place will be a 43,000-square-foot, three-level commercial building along William Street between Douglas and Winchester streets at the gateway to downtown Fredericksburg. Worried about parking? There’s a parking garage in the works, too. It will be constructed adjacent to Liberty Place with a pedestrian walkway connecting directly to the third-floor office space. We can’t wait!
Funland opened their giant go-kart track in 2019 and plan on making even more big changes in 2020. They are expanding by 1,500 sq feet and are bringing in several new games, including the impressive Dark Ride XD!
Adventure Brewing is slated to open a tasting room at Eagle Village, in January 2020. In addition to craft beer Adventure Brewing will also carry locally made traditional, experimental and popular craft hard seltzers.
The Spotsylvania Soap Box Derby will be at Dominion Raceway, this year. registration opens January 2nd and the race will take place in March. New car kits can be purchased directly from the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. For more information and to order kits or parts please visit www.aasbd.org. Cars are available for those who do not wish to purchase a kit.