Downtown Business Openings, Closings and Moves

by | Feb 2, 2016 | Business

Compiled by Susan Larson. File photo copyright Fredericksburg Today.

There have been a lot of comings and goings in downtown Fredericksburg during the spring of 2015. Here’s a rundown. Click the hyperlinked business names to access that business’s website.

New Businesses in Downtown Fredericksburg

Agora Downtown Coffee Shop
520 Caroline Street
Co-owners Meghan “MJ” Stone and sister Andi serve espresso drinks, coffee drinks and non-coffee drinks. Their homemade food offerings include hot breakfast sandwiches, garden wraps and sweets.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AgoraDowntown
On Twitter at https://twitter.com/AgoraDowntown

Annie’s Dog Spa
1004 B Caroline Street
Luann (Annie) Peters is a certified dog groomer offering grooming services and doggy daycare.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/anniesdogspallc

Cork & Table
909 Caroline Street
Owner and Chef James Fallon is a 1993 Culinary Institute of America graduate and a certified sommelier. This is his second restaurant.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/corkandtable

Fred Foto Arts
526-1 Wolfe Street
Bob Walker and Frances Mooney have opened a gallery and photography service.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fred-FOTO-Arts/102515000084847

Jus Pop’n
810 Caroline Street
Owner Carolyn Gipson is providing up to 30 flavors of popcorn and kettle corn, and multiple flavors of lemonade.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/juspopn
On Twitter at https://twitter.com/juspopn

Lyra Art Gallery and Studio
600 A Caroline Street (Inside Mr. Postal)
Lyra Grace opened Lyra Art Gallery as an open art gallery that encourages individuals of all ages and backgrounds to share their artwork. The official grand opening and ribbon cutting is scheduled 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 10.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lyra-Art-Gallery-Studio/812856475471916
On Twitter at https://twitter.com/LyraGallery

205 William Street
FoodE General Manager Beth Black and Executive Chef Joy Crump have opened their second restaurant.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mercantilefxbg
On Twitter at https://twitter.com/mercantilefxbg

Mr. Postal Closed as of December 2015
600 A Caroline Street
The DHL, FedX and U.S. Postal approved center provides shipping, copying, printing, and faxing services; moving supplies; notary services.

Refurbished Furniture and Home Décor
206 George Street
Debra and Jason Zitzelberger refurbish and sell furniture, décor and other items from a variety of eras including Vintage, Mid-Century, Rustic and Modern. Their hallmark pieces are made from recycled wood pallets.

Spencer Devon Brewing
106 George Street
Shawn and Lisa Phillips said they’re dedicated to bring the highest quality craft beer dining experience to the Fredericksburg region.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SpencerDevonBrewing
On Twitter at https://twitter.com/SDBrewing

Vicarious Clothing
1011 Caroline Street (This is the former location of When Pigs Fly. That business has moved to 1911 Dixon Street.)
Ian and Heather Vibbert have been selling online for five years, and launched a brick-and-mortar location in April 2015 for their quirky and patriotic T-shirts for children and adults.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bevicarious
On Twitter at https://twitter.com/be_vicarious

Downtown Fredericksburg Business Moves

Free Bird Studios has moved from 709 Caroline Street to 900 Caroline Street — the former location of Lord & Lilly’s.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FreeBirdStudios

Lord & Lilly’s has relocated from 900 Caroline Street to 611 Caroline Street.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LordLillys

Peacaloo Boutique has moved from 614 Caroline Street to 720 Caroline Street, in order to have a lager space.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peacaloo-Boutique/236774959806011?fref=ts

Spaces Design Studio has expanded, moving from 1004 Caroline Street to 417 William Street.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fredericksburgspaces

This and That of Virginia closed their storefront at 720 Caroline Street. They are now in a booth at R&R Antiques, 1001 Caroline Street, and are also selling online.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ThisAndThatofVa

TrichWig Co. has moved from 1008 Sophia Street to 4553 Empire Court in Fredericksburg.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/trichwig

When Pigs Fly has moved from 1011 Caroline Street to 1911 Dixon Street.
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WhenPigsFlyDecor

Downtown Business Closings

The Griffin Bookshop and Coffee Bar, 204 William Street, closed its doors for good on June 29, 2015. Owner Eileen Boyd, who’s been running the shop for eight years, is retiring and moving to Florida.

The owner of Valor Art & Frame has retired, closing his store at 718 Caroline Street. Inventory is available online.

Know of other comings and goings? Add them in the comments section!

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