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Cathy Jett is the business editor at The Free Lance-Star, and specializes in covering the area's retail scene. You can email her at

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Two soon-to-open retailers hiring for Central Park stores

The Barnes & Noble store opening Nov. 7 in Central Park isn’t the only new business going in that section of the Fredericksburg shopping center.

Parent company Bed Bath & Beyond is converting the former Shoppers Food & Pharmacy into spaces for two of its subsidiaries: Buy Buy Baby and Christmas Tree Shops. They’re expected to open by the end of the year.

Buy Buy Baby is holding interviews for full and part-time positions from 9:30 am. to 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at Fredericksburg Hospitality House in Central Park. For details, call 888/462-2290. Those unable to attend can send résumés to

Interviews for positions at Christmas Tree Shops is being held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hampton Inn at 1080 Hospitality Lane in Fredericksburg. For details, call 972/322-7045. Those unable to attend can send résumés to