Downtown Fredericksburg hopping with new projects, businesses
Several new businesses have opened of late in downtown Fredericksburg, where construction activity is also occurring at a healthy pace.
The latest openings include The Pig Pitt barbecue restaurant at 1017 Sophia Street, and Xquizit Coffee Roasters in its new space at 703 Caroline Street. Xquizit had been co-located with Abner B’s Ice Cream, which has now taken over the entire space at 821 Caroline Street.
Those followed on the heels of several additional recent openings — including Fork N’ Biscuit at 715 Caroline Street, Spilt Tea Fredericksburg at 611 Caroline Street, Jus Pop’n at 300 William Street, Apricot Lane Boutique at 1002 Caroline Street, Rappahannock Exchange at 107 William Street, and ARC Interiors at 1011 Caroline Street. In addition, Pye & Co. recently relocated to 905 Caroline Street, and a business called Heart Pieces plans to open Sept. 3 at Pye & Co.’s former space at 809 Caroline Street.
And about that construction activity? Here is a partial list of ongoing activities:
- Riverfront Park
- New homes overlooking Chatham Manor in 1100 block of Sophia Street
- Lofts at Frederick Street
- Liberty Place and adjacent garage
- Chatham Bridge rebuild
- Janney-Marshall building redevelopment
- The continuing redevelopment of the former Free Lance-Star property
It’s great to see all this activity in and around downtown Fredericksburg. Come on down and check it out for yourself. Many museums have reopened, the trolley and horse-and-carriage are back in service, the restaurants and retailers are ready to serve you safely, and the friendly staff at the Visitor Center is here to provide guidance!