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The River's Edge in Fredericksburg

Elegance, exceptional service, quality food combined with a warm and family-friendly atmosphere on the river in historic Fredericksburg, VA.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Fredericksburg, VA, USA
  • Currency USD

Company Summary

Our company will focus on offering modern American cuisine in a full-service and family-friendly restaurant, as well as banquet and catering services, and a lounge area for sports enthusiasts. Downtown Fredericksburg lacks these dining options as well as updated and elegant facilities. We are not targeting the "bar crowd" or college population, but rather our targeted customer base is 60% locals 30 - 55 years of age and 40% travelers.


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    Diane Wood
    Proprietor & General Manager

    25 years of business experience. Built successful service and operational teams ranging in size up to 40+ team members. Leading by example, commonsense leadership and commitment to honesty and sound business ethics has been the cornerstone to her success. Diane returned to school in 2007 to complete her undergraduate degree and went on to complete her MBA with a specialization in Entrepreneurship in 2011.

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    Melanie Johnson
    Director Sales & Marketing

    Presently employed as the Director of Membership & Special Events at the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center where she has worked for the past four years. Melanie is responsible for all aspects of event planning, organizing talent, and leading a robust marketing campaign. She in involved in local community activity as she serves as varsity coach for two local schools. Melanie earned her BA from University of Mary Washington in 2012.

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    Justin Snyder
    Executive Chef

    Justin brings more than 13 years of experience in the food service industry, including his experience in successfully opening 2 restaurants. He trained for 2 years under Parisian Chef and Charlottesville restaurateur Vincent Derquenne. Justin continued his training under other highly skilled and respected chefs in the Washington, DC area.


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    Chris Franklin
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    Dan Bender