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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and Fredericksburg.com. This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Potbelly Sandwich Shop opening Fredericksburg location

A popular national eatery whose menu focuses on toasted sandwiches and other items is opening its first Fredericksburg-area location.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop recently signed a lease to occupy 1,800 square feet at 1240 Carl D. Silver Parkway near Barnes & Noble in Fredericksburg. A July opening is planned following a renovation.

The GameStop store that previously occupied that space closed Tuesday. GameStop’s other Central Park location will remain open.

Shawn Carrington of The Rappaport Cos. brokered the lease along with colleagues Kristin Perry, Bill Dickinson and Susan Bourgeois.

Carrington said Potbelly has typically focused on more-urban locations but decided to open in Fredericksburg after experiencing success in Woodbridge’s Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center development.

Rappaport also announced that three other businesses have recently signed leases to open Central Park stores: Occasions By M&K at 1283 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Ancient Kabob House at 1632 Carl D. Silver Parkway and LaVida Massage at 1460 Central Park Blvd.

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