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Date published: 9/26/2012

By Bill Freehling

Fast-growing chain opening store in city

A fast-growing national chain focused on health and nutrition is opening a store in Fredericksburg's Central Park shopping center.

A Complete Nutrition store is scheduled to open Nov. 17 at 1261 Carl D. Silver Parkway in a strip shopping center that also includes a Caribou Coffee shop. The business will be in an end-cap space that was formerly a vacuum store. The company focuses on hydration, supplements, balanced diet and exercise.

Morgan Rasmussen and Tyler Altenhofen moved to the Fredericksburg area from Iowa late last year to open the Complete Nutrition store. They also plan four or five stores in the Richmond market, one in Frederick, Md., and perhaps additional locations later. They will have three or four full-time employees and the same number of part-timers per store.

Rasmussen and Altenhofen, whose business partners Dean and Kelli Weber plan to also move to Virginia, hope to start construction on the new store in the next week or two. The group formerly ran restaurants in Iowa. Rasmussen said they picked the Fredericksburg area for its strong demographics and economy.

Pinkadilly Tea moving to Caroline Street

A Fredericksburg business that serves lunch and afternoon tea and hosts private parties is moving to a new location downtown.

Pinkadilly Tea, which is now at 303 Fauquier St., is moving to 707 Caroline St. That storefront was most recently home to The Trolley Stop Deli.

The new space will be slightly larger, allowing seating for about 62 people compared with 42 at Pinkadilly's current location. It's also more visible for walk-in customers.

Pinkadilly Tea plans to be in the new space by mid-November. The business plans to keep everything about the same in the new space.

Longtime city lawyer moves to a new firm

A longtime attorney with Hirschler Fleischer's Fredericksburg office has joined another downtown law firm.

Paul A. Simpson on Monday started his new position as a partner with Parrish, Houck & Snead, PLC. That firm is in an office off Kenmore Avenue in Fredericksburg, but will move in a couple of months to The Law Building on Princess Anne Street following a renovation. The firm now has nine attorneys.

Simpson will continue to focus his practice on corporate, commercial and estate planning, including resolution of commercial disputes and general business matters.

--Bill Freehling