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Morning Buzz — Oct. 26, 2009

A daily digest of what’s going on in Fredericksburg, and what news from elsewhere is relevant here. Send suggestions to

Sewer work on Mary Ball street, near Kenmore Park, is scheduled to start this week. This is part of the larger sewer project that has closed parts of the intersection of Lafayette Boulevard and Kenmore Avenue. The work should be moving up Kenmore toward William Street for the rest of the year.

Downtown may not have a full-fledged grocery store, but it’s slowly accumulating the components of one. I stopped by the PA Dutch Tea and Spice Co. on Caroline Street this weekend. The walls are covered with spices, teas, dried flowers, and it’s worth a trip just to take in the aroma of the place. Prices are good and the selection is excellent.  


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  • mydar

    That will be opening soon. Olde Towne Butcher shop is open and doing a good business. Kybecca is featuring some of their red wine sausages as a new menu item. J. Bryant’s is making progress on their outdoor patio. Otters is up and running and has live music booked. Colonial Cupcakes and Huck’s is working hard on interior renovations as well. Downtown has its issues, but it is not stagnant. (This past weekend I noticed many out of state license plates parked downtown and the streets were teeming with humans.)

  • mydar

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009

    University Café, 409 William St, 5/09 – 10/13/09 An accountant reported that a sum of money
    had been stolen from the business over the course of several months. The investigation is