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New Business opening in Downtown Fredericksburg: “The House of Milk & Honey”

Charlotte Rouse, with Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite recently closed a lease transaction at 807 William Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The lessee is Azadeh Rahmani who plans to open a antique and vintage shop called “The House of Milk & Honey”. The property at 807 William Street is a 3,200 SF, Free Standing Retail building in which Rahmani will fully occupy for an initial term of 5 years.

Classic Art & Frame previously operated a retail shop out of the William Street building.

Charlotte Rouse represented both the owner and tenant in the lease transaction.

A Letter from Azadeh Rahmani about “The House of Milk & Honey”:

It’s been a long time dream of mine to one day have my own shop with lovely antiques and vintage finds. That alone seems far fetched, the fact that I wanted it to be in a historic district made it even more far fetched, then I wanted my shop to be in a charming house with a front porch and a little yard…and with all these aspect everyone told me it was impossible and I would eventually have to settle in some regard. Today I picked up a set of 2 gold tones keys…keys to a charming yellow house with a front porch in the historic district of Fredericksburg. Today will forever be,for me; the day one of my dreams came true..welcome to the House of Milk and Honey

My Plan:
To creat a one of a kind shopping experience combining top quality merchandise ranging from fine Antiques to country primitive decor, Americana vintage, painted furniture, seasonal items..etc. I would like to maintain a high end shop with a  down home/small town cozy feel…a true staple of Historic Fredericksburg. somewhere clients feel comfortable coming and sitting on the rocking chairs on the porch, having a cup of coffee with one of us, really feeling like it’s a happy place to be.  Downtown Fredericksburg is a true historic gem with endless possibilities, I truly believe we can grow with the times yet retain the history and charm that make it such a special place.

My vision:

To not only provide a great selection of quality items all under one roof but to also provide customers with a shopping experience rather than just a place to buy “stuff”. I will emphasize the importance of keeping our money within our community, for example; the customer who spends $50 in our shop is essentially putting money into a local resident’s pocket, who in turn will spend a portion of that money buying coffee at Hyperion, a sandwich at Goolricks, flowers from Roxberry Farms which in turn happens to be where that customer buys her plants from..I call this the “Happy Cycle” the more money we spend within our own communities the more prosperous we all become.

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