Business news from the Fredericksburg region.
Leasing picking up at Bowman Center
Leasing activity has picked up at Spotsylvania County’s Bowman Center over the past couple of months.
The center has attracted a number of new businesses of late, and several existing tenants have expanded, said Steve Schattgen, a commercial real estate broker for Coldwell Banker Commercial Carriage House Realty Inc. who is representing property owner The Bowman Cos.
The Bowman Center used to be home to a cellophane plant and continues to have many industrial companies. But its diverse mix of current and planned businesses also includes a brewery, a whiskey distillery, a cafe and bakery, a technology startup and a mortgage lender.
Schattgen said the Bowman Center, which is off State Route 2, doesn’t work for everyone, but it suits the needs for many companies at a low cost.
Schattgen said the following companies have signed leases at the Bowman Center in the past couple of months to expand, start anew or move spaces: Deedod Inc., Mason-Dixon Cafe & Baking Co., First National Bank home loans, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, Convert Integrated Marketing, DoorMasters, Alpha Elite and Johnson Tax Service.