September 24, 2019

Adventure Brewing to Open Second Site in Eagle Village

Adventure Brewing – Eagle Village is set to open in late fall in the space previously occupied by Blackstone Coffee.

Adventure Brewing – Eagle Village is set to open in late fall in the space previously occupied by Blackstone Coffee.

The University of Mary Washington Foundation announced today that the Eagle Village space that formerly housed Blackstone Coffee will become home to a different type of brew. Adventure Brewing Company, based in Stafford, will open a second location in the section of Eagle Village that fronts Jefferson Davis Highway.

Adventure Brewing’s owners, Tim Bornholtz, Stan Johnson and Russ Patishnock, said the move has been part of the company’s strategic plan to have a facility within the City of Fredericksburg. “This location is one more way we can expand the adventurous spirit that has long been part of our core business plan,” Patishnock said. “We are thrilled to be able to provide our amazing line of craft beer and hard seltzers that we are recognized for.”

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Adventure Brewing to Open Second Site in Eagle Village

The University of Mary Washington Foundation announced today that the Eagle Village space that formerly housed Blackstone Coffee will become home to a different type of brew. Adventure Brewing Company, based in Stafford, will open a second location in the section of Eagle Village that fronts Jefferson Davis Highway. Adventure Brewing’s owners, Tim Bornholtz, Stan […]

Hyatt Place Fredericksburg To Open in Eagle Village

The Hyatt Place Fredericksburg will open on Tuesday, Jan. 21 Photographerin the Eagle Village mixed-use development located across from the University of Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg campus. The hotel, built by the UMW Foundation, is the first boutique hotel of its kind serving the university, downtown Fredericksburg and the Mary Washington Health System, according to Jim Fournier, general manager of the hotel. “Hyatt Place Fredericksburg at Mary Washington is located in a very desirable and historic area, and we’re looking forward to creating a positive travel experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,” Fournier said. The 93-room, five-story hotel blends historical and modern elements, and features 89 studios and three executive suites and one presidential suite. The facility also houses an indoor heated salt-water pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, more than 1,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, an exterior courtyard with a fountain and fire pit bars, a gallery lobby with 24-hour food and beverage service, and 1,400 square feet of retail space. The Hyatt Place Fredericksburg began accepting reservations earlier this month and already has booked events, including weddings, reunions and meetings for associations and university-affiliated groups. Jeff Rountree, chief executive officer for the UMW Foundation, said the new hotel will bring additional meeting space, first-class lodging and new jobs to the area. The hotel is owned by the UMW Foundation and will be managed by Interstate Hotel and Resorts. “By partnering with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, the UMW Foundation is bringing one of the most iconic symbols of hospitality to our region,” Rountree said. The Hyatt Place Fredericksburg is the first project to benefit from the commonwealth’s new Virginia Tourism Development Financing program, which provides economic incentives to developers of projects that benefit tourism. For reservations or more information about the Hyatt Place Fredericksburg, call (540) 654-3333 or email the hotel at Hyattplacefredericksburg.com.

City of Fredericksburg, UMW Foundation Awarded Statewide Honor for Eagle Village Hotel

The City of Fredericksburg and the University of Mary Washington Foundation received a statewide 2013 Community Economic Development Award at the Virginia Economic Development Association’s spring conference on Friday, March 29, in Charlottesville. The award recognized the Hyatt Place-Fredericksburg hotel at Eagle Village for the creative financing enabled by the city’s Tourism Zone program, the new Virginia Tourism Development financing program and the entrepreneurial strength of its developer, the UMW Foundation. The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism nominated the project for the award. “We are pleased that the UMW Foundation and the city were able to use city and state programs to make this valuable project possible,” said Karen Hedelt, director of Economic Development and Tourism. “VEDA’s recognition of the efforts is very much appreciated.” The hotel is the second phase of Eagle Village, the city’s first mixed-use development adjacent to UMW’s Fredericksburg campus. The five-story, 93-room hotel, currently under construction, is scheduled to open later this year. It adjoins the first phase of the Eagle Village project, completed by the UMW Foundation in 2010, which houses premium student apartments, prime retail and office space, and a secured parking deck. Jeff Rountree, CEO of the UMW Foundation, is pleased with the recognition. “When Gov. McDonnell created the Tourism Development Financing Program in 2011, we knew right away we wanted to work with our partners at the city and be the first developer in the commonwealth to adopt and utilize this creative financing structure,” Rountree said. “Thanks to this program, the UMW Foundation’s Hyatt hotel will create new jobs in the region, generate new revenue for Fredericksburg, provide a needed hospitality service and revitalize an under-utilized commercial site within the city.” Fredericksburg’s City Council approved a $310,000 Tourism Zone performance grant for the hotel in 2011. The city and foundation worked with the Virginia Tourism Corporation to secure a $310,000 state matching grant for the hotel through the Virginia Tourism Development Financing Program, the first one approved by VTC since the program’s creation. The city and state grants, funded by sales tax revenues generated by the hotel, allowed the foundation to close the final gap in financing the $15 million project. Currently, the hotel generates 100 construction jobs; upon opening, it will support 55 new jobs.   Hotel guests will have a short walk across the U.S. 1 pedestrian bridge to the campus and the newly-opened 52,000-square-foot Anderson Center, which hosts athletic events, concerts, commencement ceremonies, convocations and year-round special events. “The UMW Foundation Board is proud to be associated with such an innovative and rewarding project which will greatly enhance the City of Fredericksburg and Eagle Village,” said Kathleen Mehfoud, chair of the UMW Foundation Board. The VEDA annual awards program was instituted in 2007 to recognize outstanding communities in the commonwealth for their efforts in advancing the economic viability of their communities.