Press Release

Fauquier County Introduces Retail Strategies as County-Wide Partner

Faquier County, Virginia Press Release


CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 27, 2020) – Fauquier County, Virginia has selected Retail Strategies to develop and execute a retail recruitment strategy on behalf of the county. The new initiative serves as an extension of Retail Strategies’ existing partnership with the Town of Warrenton, Virginia. Retail Strategies will continue to represent Warrenton, while also focusing on the areas of Marshall, Bealeton, Opal, and Remington.

“Fauquier County is pleased to be expanding into a county-wide partnership with Retail Strategies. The Retail Strategies team has made significant strides in aiding Warrenton in retail recruitment and expansion. By broadening the scope, we hope to further the development in Warrenton and other selected areas of Fauquier. We look forward to our future with Retail Strategies.”

Beverly Pullen, Fauquier County Interim Director of Economic Development

“Retail Strategies is eager to transcend the growth we have seen in Warrenton to the whole county,” said Sarah Beth Thornton, Retail Strategies Business Developer. “Fauquier County has numerous areas for development and retail possibilities. We aim to use the momentum in Warrenton to drive success in the other communities in the County. We are proud of the steps Fauquier County is taking to further the success of their county.”

Retail Strategies will perform an in-market real estate analysis of the businesses located in Fauquier County and identify areas of opportunity with expanding businesses. Retail Strategies team will work hand in hand with local leaders to help them understand their market and real estate. The team will work for Fauquier as a whole, as well as the selected individual areas. Most importantly, the team at Retail Strategies will proactively reach out to potential businesses, property owners, brokers, and developers on behalf of the County of Fauquier.

“The team at Retail Strategies has been instrumental in developing our town,” said Brandie Schaeffer, Warrenton Town Manager. “Since early 2019, this partnership has helped Warrenton gain insights into our market and understand how to approach recruiting retailers to our town. With the research and tools provided by Retail Strategies, Warrenton has seen successful outcomes in return. We anticipate seeing even larger results by widening the partnership to all of Fauquier County.”

About Fauquier County, Virginia

Fauquier County is just 40 miles west of Washington, D.C. The county is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Known for being at the heart of hunt and wine country, the county serves as a refreshing getaway from the bustling city life of Northern Virginia and the D.C. Metropolitan Areas. The natural haven offers scenic destinations for visitors and other attractions including Civil War Trails, museums and farm tours. Fauquier County has something for everyone.

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About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is a leading national advisory firm focused on retail market analysis, strategic planning, retail recruitment and development. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses. With confidence, we pursue this mission by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate expertise. Our activities pay a return in sales taxes, added jobs, and businesses that enhance and add to the unique qualities of your community.

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