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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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Pancho Villa reopens in Eagle Village

The Pancho Villa Express in Eagle Village reopened at noon Thursday as a full-service, sit-down restaurant rebranded as Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant.

The new sign will be up soon.

The eatery at 1117 Jefferson Davis Highway closed for remodeling in January. At that time Jeff Rountree, CEO of the University of Mary Washington Foundation, which owns Eagle Village, called the decision a “smart move,”  because  many people had asked him about getting more full-service restaurants in the development facing U.S. 1.

Eagle Village is also home to the recently opened Hyatt Place Fredericksburg, which will hold its ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. April 4.