What's in store

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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Vote in the Wish List poll

Grocery stores topped the list of submissions for the list of retailers and restaurants that readers said they’d like to see open in the Fredericksburg area in 2013.

Trader Joe’s, no surprise, was the clear winner, with Whole Foods and Harris Teeter capturing second and third place, respectively.

More than 200 of you responded to the annual Wish List, recommending a total of 62 businesses. Fifteen got at least two votes. Please pick your top 5 in the poll below. I’ll include the winners in my What’s In Store? column on Jan. 5, along with the names of all the businesses that were submitted.

Keep your fingers crossed. Maybe 2013 will be the year T.J’s finally decides to open here.