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Visions for Vacancies: Former Civil War Life Store

What business would you like to see lease this now empty downtown storefront?

Terry Thomann closed his downtown Fredericksburg store last week. He said after 12 years in business, three at the 829 Caroline St. location, the economy had taken its toll and Civil War Life & Homefront Museum store would close.

When @MacKidFrdrksbrg read the news on Twitter, she responded:

"@FburgPatch Thanks. I am trying to daydream up a store I wish we had locally that isn't a chain. I can't come up with anything so far. You?"

Which got me thinking ... to ask YOU.

Do you have a vision for this downtown vacancy, for lease by Cushman & Wakefield|Thalhimer.

Tell us in the comments section below.

Related Stories:

Downtown Civil War Store Closes

Civil War Life Museum Store to Close

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Aunt Fanny December 06, 2012 at 11:50 PM
heard a rumor right from the source that plans are in the works for late spring = )
Susan Larson December 07, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Aunt Fanny: Do tell!
danny jannise December 07, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Good luck to who ever takes the lease with this building. I don't think it matters just what type of a operation opens rather then will they will be able to just keep it open. Downtown Fredericksburg business owners are having a hard go at just breaking even these days, Sure we have several special events which take place Downtown but do no more then entertain people and is not designed to stimulate additional business. Most shops close during these events because sales are very few if any. The article should be on how to help keep the downtown store owners in the red and what the city can do other then having drunk fest's and outside vendors coming in on events when there are many downtown shops which offer these services. Maybe even let them get away without having to pay the city fee's these outside vendors pay in order to sell their products during the events. The Mom and Pop shops Downtown are slowly failing and the Civil war Life Show has just became another statistic.
danny jannise December 07, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Change red to black in my last commnet, Was used to thinking about the red numbers.
Susan Larson December 08, 2012 at 05:31 AM
Danny, thank you for your comments. Hopefully they will begin a conversation on Patch about 'how to help keep the downtown store owners in the black.'

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