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On the Cover: 50 Years of LOVE In 2013 Virginia Tourism launched LOVEworks, a campaign that today includes over 160 installations across the state, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the wildly popular “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign created by Richmond’s Martin Agency in 1968. This LOVE installation was made by local artist Joe Sheridan and appears at The Montfair Resort near White Hall in western Albemarle County. This picture was taken by his sister Leora Vincenti, a Rhode Island School of Design-educated artist and a third-generation proprietor of Montfair Resort Farm. montfairresortfarm.com
ichelle Damiani believes in blooming where she’s planted. For twenty years that has been Charlottesville, after inspiration from a year digging into the food and culture of central Italy. If you don’t run into her enjoying a local delicacy, find her at michelledamiani.com. Her travel-inspired reads include Il Bel Centro: A Year in the Beautiful Center (memoir of a family year in Italy), The Road Taken: How to Dream, Plan, and Live Your Family Adventure Abroad and the Santa Lucia series.
ameron Vest graduated from the University of Virginia in 2016 where literary luminaries, including National Book Award winner John Casey, taught her exquisite style and circumspection. Her comprehension of local culture, and knack for finding artistic angles, result in a continually fresh perspective valued by adventuresome travelers to Charlottesville.
erry Ratcliffe earned the nickname of “Dean of Virginia Sports Writers” over a brilliant 35-year tour covering University of Virginia athletics for the Daily Progress. He has authored several special reports, including The University of Virginia Football Vault and, most recently, Team of Destiny, which documents Virginia’s recent march to the national basketball championship. Among his prolific awards, he has been named four times as the Virginia Sports Writer of the Year by The National Sportscasters and Sports Writers Association. You can read his insight daily at jerryratcliffe.com.
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On Food & Landscape: A Charlottesville Impression By Michelle Damiani
ummer downshifts, and the humidity lingers, then evaporates. From time to time, the days dawn inordinately, inexplicably crisp. The air becomes threaded with the scent of apples, so faint it might be imagination. And peaches too, lucky for us, now hang heavy, ready for picking. Their velvety skins yield to fruit so silky, it might be tropical. With a flavor abloom with sunshine. As summer fades, the slanting light is a call to taste the last of summer’s freedom. Feasting on gas station fried chicken during trips to one of the area’s tree-lined rivers. Cooling under a sprawling oak with Mexican popsicles in flavors like tamarind and hibiscus. Sipping Croset while watching horses thunder down the polo field against a Blue Ridge. Rolling up our pants legs to wade into the Rivanna, eyes alert for turtles and salamanders. How divine—ten minutes after getting our shoes back on, we can be on the historic downtown mall, celebrating the day with gelato. By the end of August, the energy in Charlottesville turns as the last of summer slips into back-to-school. Sixteen thousand college students arrive on campus. For one quarter of them, it’s their first foray into college life, and they come armed for the task with novelty posters and crates of Cup Noodles and towels with the tags still attached. The arrival of UVA students prompts local parents to scan grocery store shelves for lunch box containers and ice packs and to consider if their children have outgrown all their pants. Again. But there’s a little time left before the breeze that refreshes like creek water turns downright nippy. Time for another meal outside, another glass of local wine lifted, another toast to the turning of the season. Fall will bring new delights, as it does in a town as tied into its landscape as Charlottesville, but for now, we’ll savor the last blast of heat, the sunlight sinking into our souls.
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The local trolley runs a free service throughout the day and into the evening, picking up guests at the Corner and operating along West Main St., the Downtown Mall, and the University community.
Staying near the University of Virginia (UVA) offers visitors access to University Grounds (a UNESCO world heritage site) and The Corner. The area’s central location provides visitors with easy access to Barracks Road and the DOWNTOWN MALL Downtown Area. MAP CALLOUT...SEE
SEPARATE SECTIONS NORTH FOR DOWNTOWN Comprised of the Route 29 MAP. WILL INCLUDE corridor and areas on either ADVERTISERS side, 29 offers an array of activities and services. Shopping options abound, particularly at Fashion Square Mall and The Shops at Stonefield. In the same area, find Starbucks, Best Buy, and Med Express. The Charlottesville Regional Airport is located just minutes away.
The Downtown Mall offers a plethora of dining and entertainment choices, and more. Shops and popular drinking venues are located along adjoining Preston Ave. West Main St, a corridor of dining and specialty shopping, starts at the top of the Downtown Mall and connects to UVA. Barracks Road Shopping Center contains over 100 specialty stores, including Barnes & Noble, Origins, Ben & Jerry’s, and more.
MARTHA JEFFERSON HOSPITAL
This location provides immediate access to I-64 and is within minutes of the Downtown Mall. 5th Street Station Shopping Center includes Timberwood Tap House, Wegmans, Field & Stream, and more.
Pantops Mountain is east of town. Route 250 connects easily to I-64. Here you will find an array of services and eateries. Pantops is also home to the state-of-the-art Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.
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Charlottesville & Central Virginia From unique local brands to top-of-the-line international ones, Charlottesville’s breadth of shopping options has magnetic attraction! Fashion, art and artifacts, culinary and cultural fare can be found in any direction. Start downtown, where the famous pedestrian mall is ground zero and numerous arteries extend to new retail zones from West Main to Preston Avenue to Belmont and Ix Park. To the other side of UVA lies Barracks Road Shopping Center, long Charlottesville’s retail magnet with over 80 stores. Newer on the scene are The Shops at Stonefield, just a short way up 29N. This lifestyle center is anchored by Trader Joe’s and Regal Cinema, with over 40 interesting shops and eateries sprinkled along its broad sidewalks. Further up 29 lies Fashion Square Mall. First opened in the early 1980s, this mall is anchored by Belk and JCPenny, and offers more shops, restaurants, and an ocean of parking.
Charlottesville Fashion Square Offering favorite shops like Belk, JCPenney, Buckle, Bath & Body Works, Build A Bear Workshop, and American Eagle Outfitters, this Charlottesville destination is sure to fill your shopping needs! Make time to sit down for a meal at family favorites Red Robin, Red Lobster, Chick-fil-A and Sbarro. Children’s play area. Conveniently located at US29 and East Rio Road, just 3 miles north of UVA. 434-9739331 www.CharlottesvilleFashion.com. The Shops at Stonefield A vibrant lifestyle center just north of town has easy pedestrian access and convenient parking. Anchored by Trader Joe’s and Regal Cinema, this center also hosts numerous luxury retailers like Williams-Sonoma, L.L. Bean, and Brooks Brothers, as well as a variety of popular restaurants. www.shopsatstonefield.com Barracks Road Shopping Center From its world-class shopping to its range of specialty boutiques and dining, Barracks Road Shopping Center truly is a shopping experience like no other. Visit more than 80 merchant shops, services, and restaurants. Located on Rt. 29, Emmet St., Charlottesville. Mon-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 10-6; Sun 12:305pm. www.barracksroad.com
Downtown Mall Over 40 specialty shops cluster on or around Charlottesville’s famous tree-lined pedestrian mall. Energy, music, and street performers are found in abundance as you move from one interesting retail experience to another, from high fashion to independent book stores, jewelers, and galleries. Parking available on the street or in two adjacent city garages. The 5th Street Station Our newest shopping mecca, this center is located near I-64 off of 5th Street Extended, and serves numerous neighborhoods to the south and east of the city. Anchored by world-famous Wegmans, the center also has a movie theater, numerous specialty stores, and restaurants.
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Downtown: The Heart of Charlottesville’s Creative Economy The Downtown Mall, organized in 1976, is one of America’s longest and most celebrated pedestrian malls. The mall teems with owner-operated shops, galleries, bars, and restaurants, and a stroll along this lively midway is a classic Charlottesville activity. Continue your exploration in any direction to and from the mall—including West Main Street, that connects the University to downtown, Preston Avenue (also known as craft beer alley), the Ix Art Park, and Belmont Avenue—to find excellent forays to adventure.
1000+ Bottle Shop | 27 Rotating Taps | Wine Room Lunch & Dinner | Weekday Breakfast | Brunch Menu Online with Beer Specials | Happy Hour @BeerRunVA | www.BeerRun.com | 156 Carlton Rd.
1 Baggby’s 2 Tin Whistle Pub 3 Maru 4 The Spectacle Shop 5 New Dominion Bookstore 6 Cville Smoke Shop 7 Tuel Jewelers 8 Angelo Jewelry 9 Chaps 10 2nd Act Books 11 The Jeweler’s Ewye 12 Bluegrass Grill & Bakery
Craft Beer Hall & Garden
13 South Street Brewery 14 C’Ville Arts 15 Ten Thousand Villages 16 Telegraph Art & Comics 17 Citizen Bowl 18 Tavern & Grocery 19 The Spice Diva 20 Gearhart’s Fine Chocolate 21 Public Fish & Oyster 22 Kardinal Hall
Best of C-ville Cocktails |Garden Patio | Alpine European Inspired Menu EPL Matches| Catered Events |Kid Friendly|Bocce www.KardinalHall.com |@KardinalHall | 722 Preston Ave.
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Angelo Jewelry An exciting collection of contemporary works by nationally acclaimed jewelry designers, including Gabriel Ofiesh, Jane Bohan, Sarah Graham, George Sawyer, and featuring local designer and co-owner, Lee Angelo Marraccini. On the Downtown Mall at 220 East Main St. Mon-Sat 11am-6pm. 434-971-9256. www. angelojewelry.com local, handmade fine art and craft ~ great gifts! 118 E. Main Street ~ Downtown Mall open daily ~ 434-972-9500 ~ cvillearts.org
The Bluegrass Grill & Bakery “Hearty Southern Comfort Fare” – The New York Times
Scratch dishes, homemade bread, biscuits & sweets—Breakfast & lunch Tue-Sun 313 2nd Street SE, Charlottesville 434.295.9700 www.bluegrasscville.com
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Homemade Gourmet Ice Cream
434-977-4139 223 E Main Street Charlottesville
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Beer Run A craft beer bottle and wine shop, restaurant, and bar all in one. Recognized by Draft magazine as one of America’s Top 100 beer bars, this family-friendly venue stocks over 900 craft beers and offers 27 rotating drafts. The wine room stocks over 400 wines from all over the world and from local wineries. Free tastings Fridays from 6pm-8pm. Family-owned, the food menu is full of locally sourced and organic ingredients. Homemade breakfast tacos on Saturdays, gourmet Sunday brunch. Serving 3 meals 7 days a week. Opens Mon-Sat at 8am, Sun at 11am. 434-984-2337. 156 Carlton Rd. www. beerrun.com Bluegrass Grill & Bakery Across the tracks south of the mall, this homey cafe with big windows serves American breakfast and lunch, plus homemade breads and pastries. Sweet service and quick. “Hearty southern comfort fare,” said the New York Times. 313 2nd St SE. 434-295-9700. www. bluegrasscville.com
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Baggby’s Grab a delicious sandwich right on the Downtown Mall. Family business entering its 3rd generation, Baggy’s emphasizes quality and convenience. A favorite among downtown businesses for order-in lunch meetings. Near the Pavilion with indoor and outdoor seating. Takeout, delivery, and catering available. 512 E Main St. 434-9841862. www.baggbys.com
On the Downtown Mall! 223 W. Main St. 434.234.3662 www.citizenbowlshop.com Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm
Chaps Gourmet Ice Cream Large selection of homemade gourmet ice cream, waffle cones, donuts, shakes, and more. Full grill service and tasty coffee options. Family-friendly atmosphere in this ’50s-style landmark. Ask for Tony, he’s one in a million. On the Downtown Mall at 223 E Main St. 434-977-4139.
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Citizen Bowl Fresh salads, warm grainbased bowls and burritos! This fast-casual sister to Citizen Burger Bar offers dine-in, take-out, and patio seating on the Downtown Mall. 223 W. Main St. M-Sat 11am-3pm. www.citizenbowlshop.com C’Ville Arts Cooperative Gallery Unusual, affordable, handmade. Great for gifts or home décor. Our welcoming cooperative gallery features works by more than 55 Virginia artists and crafters. Just like a topquality craft show, C’ville Arts offers pottery, jewelry, photography, painting, fiber, soaps, candles, woodwork, and more. Open daily on the Downtown Mall at 118 E. Main St. 434972-9500. www.cvillearts.org Cville Smoke Shop Everyone from the novice to the smoking aficionado is welcome in this old-fashioned smoke shop. Furnishing the best quality product at all price levels in a great relaxed atmosphere. Two locations! 108 4th St. NE, off the Downtown Mall, 434-975-1175, Mon-Thu 11am-7pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun noon-6pm. And 3447 Seminole Trail–Rt. 29N, Forest Lakes Shopping Center, 434-245-1175, Mon-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun noon-6pm. www.cvillesmokeshop.com Kardinal Hall A modern take on an Alpineinspired beer hall and garden. Located in the repurposed historic art-deco Coca-Cola warehouse and bottling plant, with large indoor and outdoor areas that create the perfect space for parties of all sizes. Farm-totable food made in-house and from scratch. Draft selections include European, local, and national craft beers and wines. Featuring two outdoor bocce courts, indoor board games, ping pong, and big screen TVs. Opens Tue-Thu at 3pm, Fri-Sun at 11am. Off the Downtown Mall at 722 Preston Ave. www. kardinalhall.com Maru Korean Restaurant & Bar Everexpanding food and drink menu in a bustling, rustic setting on the Downtown Mall. Recently named among Charlottesville’s 10 hot, new restaurants by C-Ville Weekly. Excellent service, olfactory rush, and savory satisfaction! Open Mon-Fri 11-3pm, 5-10pm. Sun 11:30am-9pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. 412 E Main St. 434-956-4110.
Cville’s Best Cigar Shop
FINE CIGARS, PIPES, ACCESSORIES, & GIFTS Jim Carlson – proprietor 108 4th Street NE
( just off the Downtown Mall) 434-975-1175
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512 E Main St., Charlottesville 434-984-1862 • www.baggbys.com Mon-Fri 11am-5pm
Traditional & Innovative Korean Cuisine 412 E Main Street | 434-956-4110
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Red Pump Kitchen With its vibrant restaurant space and alfresco café, Red Pump Kitchen is among the most unique of Charlottesville restaurants. Tuscan-inspired cuisine in an elegant, open layout on the corner of 4th Street on the Downtown Mall. 401 E Main St. 434-202-6040. www. redpumpkitchen.com
715 Henry Avenue, Charlottesville 434-270-0317 • www.vitaespirits.com
The Jeweler’s Eye Estate & Contemporary Fine Jewelry
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New Dominion Bookshop The oldest independent bookseller in Virginia, New Dominion offers a curated selection of new books and a robust schedule of author events and readings. Don’t miss the hidden rose garden out back! 404 E Main St. 434295-2552 www.ndbookshop.com The Jeweler’s Eye Our specialty is antique jewelry, but the eye of the jeweler is drawn to anything worthy of your collection, old or new. Expert restoration and repair, as well as consultations and formal appraisals by our gemologists. On the Downtown Mall at 201 E Main St C. 434-979-5919. www. jewelerseye.com Spectacle Shop Outlet Expert optical services for over 30 years. Rx eyewear, designer sunglasses, and repairs. Downtown at 410 E Market St. Additional locations on Millmont Street near Barracks Road and Berkmar Plaza near Hydraulic and 29. 434995-2240 www.spectacleshopoutlet.net. Telegraph Art & Comics An innovative retail experience with an expert array of comics, graphic novels, and novelties. Curated with TLC by the owners, you can find exactly what you’re looking for here, or at least the gift that special someone craves. 211 W Main St. 434-244-3210. New second location in Seminole Square on 29N. www. telegraphartandcomics.com
105 West Main St, Charlottesville Artisans have been paid in full. Offer valid at participating stores until 10/31/19. Not valid with other offers or discounts, purchase of gift cards, Bunyaad rugs, or consumables. One coupon per customer.
Ten Thousand Villages One of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade retailers of artisancrafted home decor, personal accessories, and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries. 434-979-9470 www. tenthousandvillages.com
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Tuel Jewelers A full-service jewelry store established in 1945 providing a host of certified watchmakers, jewelers, silversmiths, stone cutters, and hand engravers to serve grateful customers. Mon-Fri:10am5pm. Closed Sat-Sun. 319 E Main St, Charlottesville. 434-295-4258. www. tueljewelers.com Vitae Spirits Distillery A family-owned craft distillery producing small batch artisinal spirits. Offering tastings, hand-crafted cocktails, production facility tours, bottle sales, and private events. Outdoor picnic tables for open-air cocktails. Food provided by next-door neighbor, Ace Biscuit & BBQ. Ample free parking. Dog-friendly! Open WedFri 2-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, and Sun 12-6pm. 434-270-0317. www.vitaespirits.com
See our UVA jewelry in sterling silver and 14k gold
Tuel Jewelers Featuring the Jefferson Cup
On the Downtown Mall 319 East Main Street Charlottesville 434-295-4258
Pewter • Sterling and Silverplated Hollowware • Jefferson & Virginia Cups • Paul Revere Bowls & Flasks Pearls • Wedding bands • 14k Gold, Platinum, and Sterling Jewelry • Diamonds • Clocks • Pens • Bulova & Caravelle Watches • Watch & Jewelry Repair
sunglasses - reading glasses - eyewear repairs and adjustments - prescription eyewear
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2nd Act Books Retired UVA Professor Daphne Spain has restored the bibliophile fave in the former Read It Again, Sam’s, directly across from The Paramount Theater on the Downtown Mall. 2nd Act Books offers a wide selection of second-hand titles for all ages, with a play space set aside especially for young readers. 214 E. Main. 434-2020754. www.2ndactbooks.com
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner IT’S ALL GOOD!
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Authentic. Irish. Downtown.
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Tip Top A Charlottesville fave, run by loveable veteran Terry Vassalos and the town’s favorite wait staff. Serving breakfast all day. Lunch and dinner. Wide range of diner staples at affordable prices. Atop Pantops. 1420 Richmond Rd. 434-244-3424. Tin Whistle Irish Pub Charlottesville’s authentic Irish Pub located in a cozy space with spacious courtyard in the historic Michie Building one block off the Downtown Mall. Transport yourself to Dublin and enjoy the best fish & chips , bangers and mash or shepherd’s pie with your Guinness. 609 E Market Street. 434-202-8387. www. tinwhistleirishpub.com Tavern & Grocery Elegant eatery with a fresh makeover by Le Cordon Blue-trained Ashley Sieg. Emphasizing seasonal, local ingredients. Located in an 1820’s historic building with a fabulous cellar bar and speakeasy. Ask about The Booker Room. Open for lunch and dinner T-S 333 W Main. 434-293-7403. www.tavernandgrocery.com
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Dinner at â€œthe Barnâ€? has become as central to the Charlottesville experience as tailgating at Scott Stadium before the big game. Serving only the finest Certified Angus Steaks, grilled upon the fires of our open charcoal hearth. Award Winning Roast Prime Rib, fresh seafood, exceptional wine & much more.
Discover what has made the Aberdeen Barn a local favorite for more than 50 years! 2018 Holiday Drive, Charlottesville Open for dinner daily from 5:00pm
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Doma Bringing a fresh and modern twist on traditional Korean dishes. Each dish built to order from scratch in a way that showcases authentic Korean flavors with the freshest local ingredients. Serving lunch and dinner. 701 W Main St. 434-202-1956. www. domakoreankitchen.com 701 W Main St., Charlottesville 11am-3pm, 5-10pm domakoreankitchen.com
SERVING FAMILY-STYLE ITALIAN SERVING FAMILY-STYLE ITALIAN 707 West Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22903 707 West Main St. email@example.com Charlottesville, VA 22903 434-327-4833 firstname.lastname@example.org @mangionesonmain 434-327-4833 @mangionesonmain
Affordable • Delicious • Generous portions Family run and owned • Great drink specials
1145 5th Street SW, Charlottesville
Opposite Wegmans at 5th St Station
Feast! Healthy homemade sandwiches & soups, locally roasted coffee, curated selection of sauces, preserves, olive oil, vinegar, cookies, crackers, beer, and wine, the largest selection of cured meats in Virginia, and a fine assortment of local and international cheeses. Award-winning cheese monger at your service! Located in Main Street Market at 416 W Main St. 434-2447800. www.feastvirginia.com La Joya The best Mexican restaurants are quietly tucked away but frequently busy. La Joya is one such Mexican gem. A relaxed establishment featuring tacos, burritos, tamales, and more. Little ones are welcome! 1145 5th Street SW in the Willoughby Shopping Center across from the 5th Street Marketplace. 1145 5th St SW. 434-293-3185. Mangione’s on Main Sumptuous familystyle Italian, highlighted with weekly Specials. Also enjoy cocktail/happy hour with small plates. Try the grilled gorgonzola salad. Expanded wine list. Open for dinner 7 days at 4pm, lunch T-S only, starting at 11am. 434327-4833. www.mangionesonmain.com
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The freshest spices, organic teas, beans, grains, oils and vinegars 410 West Main Street, Charlottesville • www.thespicediva.com
The Spice Diva Emporium Fresh spices, pastry, bar items, teas, Neuhaus Chocolates, classes, demos, and samples. Main Street Market, 410 W Main St. M-F 10-6, Sat. 10-5. 434-218-3482. www.thespicediva.com South Street Brewery Charlottesville’s longest running brewery and pub in a landmark building one block from the Downtown Mall. Featuring a gratifying selection of craft beers including venerable South Street originals alongside delicious, artisinal fare. Sun-Thu 11-11, Fri-Sat 11-Midnight. 106 South St. W. 434-2936550. www.southstreetbrewery.com Gearhart’s Fine Chocolates Confections of uncompromising quality. Memorable combinations of flavors and textures. Tim Gearhart, Chocolatier, blends premium chocolate with local sweet cream and pure butter, then adds top-quality fruits, nuts, herbs, teas, spices, and liquors. Each piece is finished by hand. 243 Ridge McIntire Rd., Charlottesville. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. 434972-9100. www.gearhartschocolates.com Timberwood Taphouse Offering 32 rotating craft beer taps. Serving an original American menu made from scratch in-house daily. And copious tv sports in the center of the new Fifth Street Marketplace (also home of Wegman’s) south of downtown near I-64. 245 Merchant Walk Ave. 434-234-3563. www.timberwoodtaphouse.com
CONFECTIONS OF UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY “Top 10 Chocolatier” by Dessert Professional Magazine
Come visit us at our new Café for a chocolate, coffee, or a house-made pastry 243-B Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville 434-972-9100 | gearhartschocolates.com
Public Fish & Oyster Public Fish & Oyster features fresh East Coast Seafood, Raw Bar, craft beer and cocktails, and a comprehensive wine list provided with exquisite service in a chic space. Serving dinner 7 days a week. 513 W Main St. 434995-5542. www.publicfo.com Starr Hill Brewery The second oldest craft brewery in Virginia and one of the most award-winning craft breweries on the East Coast. Brewing 28,000 barrels of beer each year, Starr Hill remains independent and locally owned. See website for tasting room hours. 5391 Three Notched Road, Crozet. 434-823-5671. www.starrhill.com
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Central Virginia’s LARGEST RAW BAR Selection • SEASONAL Menu • FRESH Seafood
Comprehensive WINE LIST • HAND CRAFTED Cocktails • Large Selection of LOCAL, CRAFT and BELGIAN BEERS
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Finch Little Johnâ€™s New York Deli
LEGENDARY SUBS & SANDWICHES ON THE CORNER | 434.422.8868
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The Corner is where “town meets gown” originated in Charlottesville. This lively stretch—several blocks long and bordering The Grounds—is a colorful collection of funky shops, eclectic eateries and top shelf people-watching. Check with the merchant— many shops validate parking. Here are several of our faves. Crozet Pizza at Buddist Biker Bar At the end of Elliewood Ave is where the magic happens. On a sun-splashed patio, Crozet Pizza serves “One of the best 50 pies in the country” (Food Network Magazine). $3 local craft drafts before 6pm, weekdays. Mon 5-9pm, Tue-Sun 11am-12am. 434-202-0592. www. crozetpizzacville.com Finch Stop by Finch Boutique and you are guaranteed to find your new wardrobe staples, with pieces from Free People, Levi’s & Billabong. Located on the historic UVA Corner. 1501 University Ave. Offers free parking validation at The Corner Lot. Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 12-5pm. 434-244-0050. www.flyfinch.com/ Littlejohn’s New York Delicatesse Legendary Sandwiches and Subs. A UVA Corner tradition since 1976. Home of the 12” Nuclear, Sampson, and Chris Long Subs. Homemade soups, salads and fresh-baked desserts. 1427 University Avenue across from the UVA Grounds and Hospital. 434422-8868. www.littlejohnsdeli.com
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In one fell swoop, you can find everything you need for life’s wonderful adventures at Barracks Road Shopping Center. With the unique flair of local, coveted labels and award-winning cuisine, Barracks Road is the must-visit destination for that one-of-a-kind experience.
Barracks Road is nestled conveniently in Charlottesville at 1117 Emmet Street (Route 29) and is only minutes from University of Virginia, hotels, and local attractions.
Mon.–Fri. 10–7; Sat. 10–6; Sun. 12:30–5 Please contact individual stores as operating hours vary.
WOMEN’S APPAREL Anthropologie Athleta Banana Republic Chico’s Francesca’s Collections Great Outdoor Provision Co. J. Jill J. McLaughlin Lilly Pulitzer LOFT LouLou Boutique Madewell Nike Factory Store Old Navy Penelope Scarpa Talbots
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CHILDREN’S APPAREL & TOYS Great Outdoor Provision Co. Lilly Pulitzer Old Navy
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JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES Anthropologie Chico’s Fink’s Francesca’s Collections J. Jill J. McLaughlin Lilly Pulitzer LouLou Boutique Madewell Penelope Scarpa
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HOME FURNISHINGS & ACCESSORIES Anthropologie Bed Bath & Beyond Folly Home Furnishings The Happy Cook Michaels Oliva Plow and Hearth The Virginia Shop
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BANKING SERVICES Bank of America SunTrust Wells Fargo
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SPECIAL SERVICES Albemarle Angler AT&T Buchanan & Kiguel Dr. Curtis V. Bare FedEx Office Folly Home Furnishings SimplyMac Skyline Cleaners U.S. Post Office Visionworks
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BOOKS, GIFTS & ELECTRONICS AT&T Barnes & Noble Folly Home Furnishings Francesca’s Collections GameStop Lilly Pulitzer Oliva SimplyMac Plow and Hearth The Happy Cook The Virginia Shop Yankee Candle
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Over 80 specialty stores and restaurants and an ocean of parking make for a crowdpleasing shopping experience at Barracks Road Shopping Center. Ben & Jerry’s The perfect way to begin or end a Charlottesville outing. This Barracks Road fave is locally owned and operated, specializing in world famous, euphoric flavors. 434-244-7438. www.benjerry.com/ charlottesville Hotcakes! A Charlottesville classic since 1986 operated by the dynamic duo of Ken Rosenfeld and Lisa McEwan. Extraordinary food and reasonable prices in an intimate atmosphere. The best locally roasted specialty coffees & exceptional loose-leaf teas—all for eat-in or take-out. Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm. 434-295-6037. www.hotcakes.biz First Watch Bustling new breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant in Barracks Road. Named after the nautical reference for a ship’s first work shift and specializing in healthy, fresh ingredients. Open daily 7am-2:30pm 434-202-5383 .https://www. firstwatch.com/ Zinburger California-chic gourmet burgers and drinks with an exciting atmosphere indoors and out. Great place to rendezvous before the game. Sun-Fri 11am-11pm. Sat. 11am-11pm. 434-244-2604. www. zinburger.com The Virginia Shop The best of what Virginia and Charlottesville have to offer all in one shop: specializing in local food, wine, souvenirs, and gifts. Located in the center of Barracks Road Shopping Center 434-9770080. www.theVaShop.net Wine Warehouse Where the locals buy! Opened at this original location in 1994, Wine Warehouse is part of Charlottesville wine’s first wave. Extraordinary selection, knowledgeable staff, frequent tastings, and friendly service. 1804 Hydraulic Road. 434-2961727. www.winewarehouseinc.com
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Introducing the Charlottesville Guide’s Perfect Day series, in which we choose one day a season and tell you how to make it, well, perfect.
Late Summer Saturday, 2019
By Cameron Vest
t’s early, ish, the morning swelling up from that infamous cobblestone and waking the town as it rises. Call it eight-thirty; or nine; if you’re at one of the several hotels clustered downtown between the University and the Mall, you’re within striking distance. Wash your face. Cover yourself in summer—the strappy sundress, the linen shorts. Walking shoes. Sunglasses. Chapstick. It’s late Summer in Charlottesville, and this is a perfect day.
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Coffee. (9am) Wander down the Corner to an unassuming blue awning bearing the signage “Corner Joe.” Recently described by one reviewer as “such a college coffee shop you should get a General Elective credit with your 10th cup,” Corner Joe is an ideal way to catch some collegiate flavor.
Grounds. (9:15) You knew this was coming. No trip to Charlottesville is complete without a walk around UVA’s hallowed Grounds (not campus.) Luckily, you’re literally on the Corner. Step (carefully) across the street and head towards the most striking spot to enter the lawn: The Rotunda. Take a beat at Jefferson’s statue, take a picture on the steps, climb them, and walk the route of graduating 4th years—up over the marble balconies of the Rotunda and down onto the Lawn, towards Homer and Old Cabell Hall. (Be sure to check out the mural in Old Cabell!) Give yourself an hour to finish your coffee and take in the Jeffersonian architecture, then head back through the Rotunda to the Corner for a classic UVA breakfast of Bodo’s (10:15) Hopefully you worked up an appetite strolling grounds, because Bodo’s Bagels really are the best around (fight me, New York). The bagels are hot, the cream cheese is ample, and the line should be short by now.
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Water, Wine, Lunch Saturday is in full swing now, and it’s an ideal time of year to be on the river. Hop in your car and make your way down the winding scenery of Route 20 to Scottsville for a good old-fashioned river trip with James River Runners. Their 3-mile trip can be taken on tube, kayak, canoe or raft, and shuttles out every half hour between 10 AM and 2 PM. Bring sunscreen and a waterproof camera. Soak in the green scenery of the Blue Ridge foothills. Prepare to be on the river for 1 to 3 hours. Floating works up an appetite, and nothing quenches peckishness like a glass of wine from a stop along the Monticello Wine Trail.. After you’ve dried off, take James River Road over to Blenheim Road, and check out one of Charlottesville’s newest winery-brewery combinations, the Tasting Room & Taphouse at Mount Ida Reserve. The Reserve knocks out four birds with one stop: fresh beer, local wine, the lunch you’re craving, and some of the best mountain views in the area. Plus, it’s on the way back to town. Does a nap await? Dinner al fresco When you make your dinner reservations (and you should have a reservation for a Saturday night) there are two golden rules: make them early, and make them outside. There’s something undeniably pleasurable about feeling the day ebb on those wisps of summer wind from the comfort of an unpretentious patio while buskers fill the space left in the air with music. We like Bizou for its fantastic wine list and artfully served local mushrooms. Or maybe try the new Tavern & Grocery, up the hill on West Main. Newly operated by Ashley Sieg, here you’ll find cuisine that is both delicious and local, served with candlelit elegance in an historic space on three levels. For seafood consider Public Fish & Oyster, also on West Main, whose selection of fresh oysters are the best in town. Sunset + Cocktails Nightime comes sooner now, which means the sky colors up starting at eight or so. You can catch the show from any of the outdoor spaces but to really make a point of watching, you’ll want a rooftop. We recommend The Graduate’s rooftop restaurant and bar space, open until 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Recently rebranded as Camp 10-4, it’s the ideal way to end your day: looking out over the places you’ve been, and then places you have left to go. For now, spend as much time as you like looking out over the city lights, chatting with the locals and the other travelers, for tomorrow… there’s brunch!
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The Shops at Stonefield Uncle Maddio’s Pizza
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Conveniently located in Charlottesville’s near North, The Shops at Stonefield offer numerous restaurants to visitors staying in nearby hotels or stopping in on the way to or from a game. Here are three of our top recommendations.
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Burger Bach A hip “modern casual” concept from Richmond, this fresh gastro pub serves delicious burgers and tasty craft beer indoors and out. Family-like commitment to excellence and a draft list that includes craft beer, Southern Hemisphere wines, and pre-prohibition cocktails. Sun-Thu 11am-10, Sat-Sun 11am-11pm. 434-328-2812. www. theburgerbach.com
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Hoos in Charlottesville By Jerry Ratcliffe
ally Walker shot his way into legendary status as a Wahoo basketball star during the 1975-76 season, as he led Virginia to its first ACC Tournament championship. We called him “Wonderful Wally” for a reason. Miffed over the fact that he was left off the All-ACC first team that senior season, the 6-foot-7 forward lit up three nationally ranked opponents in three nights en route to the Cavaliers’ championship. Walker capped off one of the best individual seasons ever by a UVA player by scoring 21 points in the title game against North Carolina, earning the Everett Case Award as the ACC Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Not only did he lead UVA to its first ACC Tournament crown, but also to its first NCAA Tournament. His number 41 was retired by UVA shortly afterwards. Walker averaged 22.1 points per game, the sixth-best in UVA history as a senior and went on to become the No. 5 overall pick of the 1976 NBA draft by Portland, where he was a member of the Trail Blazers’ 1977 World Championship team. The following year, he was traded to the Seattle Supersonics, where he won another NBA championship in 1979. After his playing days, Walker moved to the team’s front office, rising to president and general manager of the SuperSonics in 1994 and leading the franchise to the greatest seasons in its history. In between his NBA-playing career and his front office posts, Walker attended grad school at Stanford, which resulted in his starting a financial investment company, Hana Road Capital, which he still leads today. He also served on the UVA Board of Visitors from 1997-2001.
“Wonderful Wally” Returns: An Interview When did you last visit? “I was in Charlottesville in early March to see the Pitt game. I was also there in January for a meeting of the Miller Center Governing Council.” What did you do? “I’m a member of that Council and try to get back a couple times per year for the meetings. I tend to come back for specific meetings or events, like games.” Who did you see? “I always try to see my longtime friend Barry Parkhill and spend time with friends from school.” Where did you go? “I’ve visited The Downtown Grille, Ten, Orzo, Boar’s Head Inn, and Bellair Market. I do visit the Lawn semi-regularly, mostly around an event like my son’s graduation.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 38
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What did you think (about your college town)? “I love Charlottesville … always have and always will. I grew up in a small college town in Pennsylvania (Millersville), so Charlottesville has always felt like home. Then you add the intellectual vitality and an emotional connection to the University, and you have one of the world’s best places.”
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1 Michie Tavern ca. 1784 “Get a Taste of the 18th Century.” Near Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, serving a southern Midday Fare buffet of renowned fried chicken, baked chicken, hickory-smoked pork barbecue, stewed tomatoes, black-eyed peas, buttermilk biscuits, and so much more. The 1784 Pub features Virginia wine, beer, and hard cider in an authentic Colonial tavern. 434-977-1234. www.michietavern.com 2 Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is the most popular attraction in Charlottesville. Located only 4.2 miles from downtown, this is a must-see destination. Allow 90 minutes. www.monticello.org 3 James Monroe’s Highland is 3 miles around the bend from Monticello. Home to our 5th President and his family from 1799-1823, house and grounds tours
Over two hundred years ago Thomas Jefferson imagined that local wines could rival the best of the Old World. Today that vision has become a reality, and The Monticello Wine Trail, which encircles Charlottesville, includes over 33 wineries. In particular we like a loop near Monticello itself where old Virginia history and new Virginia vineyards await the curious and thirsty.
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continue to evolve with archeological findings to pepper the experience. www.highland.org 4 Trump Winery An elegant tasting room and adjacent terraces offer gorgeous views of rolling hills and surrounding ponds. Enjoy award-winning wines with seasonal gourmet cuisine. www.trumpwinery.com 5 Tasting Room & Taphouse at Mount Ida Reserve Make a day of it with wine and beer, picnics and fire pits, beach volleyball, and striking mountain sunsets. 5600 Moonlight Drive, Charlottesville. mountidareserve.com. To return to Charlottesville, either re-trace your steps or continue to Route 20 and turn right. Either way, you will be back in town in 15 minutes.
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Crozet & Western Albemarle
If you follow the sun and Three Chopt Road, as do Route 250 and I-64W, you will reach our gateway to the Blue Ridge. To the far west of Albemarle County is the the bustling hamlet of Crozet, named for Claudius Crozet, the 19th -century educator and engineer who designed the railroad through the mountains. Here there are numerous shops and watering holes to beckon the traveler. A little further on is the mega-development of Old Trail, a residential and retail center anchored along a championship golf course. Further west, Highway 151 takes you into the heart of Nelson County where more than a dozen breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries will greet you with quintessential Virginia hospitality. Or, consider a climb up to the sun along Afton Mountain where the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive meet.
1 Starr Hill Brewery The second oldest craft brewery in Virginia, Starr Hill is one of the most award-winning craft breweries on the East Coast. Brewing 28,000 barrels of beer each year, Starr Hill remains independent and locally owned. See website for tasting room hours. 5391 Three Notched Road, Crozet. 434-8235671. www.starrhill.com 2 Old Trail Village Located off Route 250 West about a mile from I64, Old Trail Village is nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, framed by outstanding views, and provides the best in locally owned shops, restaurants, healthcare, and personal services. The businesses can be found in the Village Center and at the Old Trail Golf Club, open to the public along with its Restoration Restaurant and Kandi Comer Golf Academy.
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5 Humpback Rock A popular hiking attraction among visitors and locals alike, Humpback Rock trailhead is just a few miles from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Exit 99 off I64 and Route 250. Two trails lead to the summit where climbers are rewarded with breathtaking views.
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4. Nelson 151 On or along the 20 miles of Nelson County’s Highway 151 from Albemarle to Wintergreen lie over a dozen wineries and breweries, each with a taste and setting that will knock your socks off. The rolling splendor of the Rockfish Valley has long been home to apple orchards and the legacy of John Boy Walton, but in the last two decades this area has blossomed with the allure of agritourism.
3. King’s Gourmet Popcorn Virginia’s Best Mobile Popcorn Stand, where thru-hikers and popcorn aficionados alike gather for satisfaction. With an exotic assortment of popcorn flavors, ice cream, hot dogs, and pork rinds, King’s Gourmet Popcorn is your one-stop shop for snacks for the whole family. Whether you are local or just passing through, King’s Gourmet Popcorn is a destination you’ll return to time and again. Located on Afton Mountain, near the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive (Exit 99 ). Look for the bright yellow food truck!
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When Rock Hudson ventured through Keswick to find his bride (Elizabeth Taylor) in the 1956 movie, Giant, he felt transported, and you will too! Hands down, there is not a finer jaunt through Virginia Horse Country than the 15 miles up Route 231 from Keswick to Gordonsville. Behind four-board fences and manicured fields, you will pass dozens of Charlottesvilleâ€™s aristocratic estates, the iconic Grace Episcopal Church, established in 1745, and a half-dozen nearby vineyards. When you arrive at the Gordonsville rotary, shift gears, bank right, and enter another movie set of Virginia splendor. The Gordonsville hamlet, replete with great dining and specialty shopping options, is reminiscent of a French village. It is a rewarding destination in which to park, stroll, and relax.
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1 Horton Vineyards Lovely Horton Vineyards is one of the most innovative in the country. Premiere grape varieties from southern France, Portugal, Spain, Russia/Georgia, and Spain. Also, be sure to taste the fruit wines and the XOCO-Chocolate wine. 2 Krecek Kakes Scrumptious cakes, pastries, and breads baked from scratch, with fresh-brewed Greenberry’s coffee, espresso, cappuccino, and lattes. Enjoy á la carte buttermilk biscuit sandwiches or house-made quiche. Light lunch includes grilled panini sandwiches, unique sides, soup, and side salads. Special cake orders taken by phone, web, e-mail, or in store. Wi-Fi is free in our cozy café. Near the railroad overpass on Gordonsville’s Main Street. 3 Alpaca Boutique The place to shop when you want individualized, personal service. Alpaca clothing is hypoallergenic, warm, light weight, and easy to layer. Outer apparel is supplied from brands like Peruvian Link, Classic Alpaca, LANART, and NOVICA. Locally made pottery and hammered copper decor and hand-crafted jewelry. 4 Sara’s Jewel Box Female artisans turn fantasies into ‘wearable art’ when they set beads, crystals, and semi-precious gems in a variety of metals and create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Select pieces from the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art/NYC provide classical options. 5 Annie Gould Gallery Multi-room gallery full of natural light and hosting over two-dozen regional and national artists. Painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, and more. Open 7 days. 540-832-6352. www.anniegouldgallery.com 7 The Barbeque Exchange World-Class BBQ, featuring old school, slow-cooked pork, beef, and chicken, as well as homemade sides and desserts. This real Virginia cuisine is a perfect complement to a day of wine tasting, antique hunting, historic touring, or just a beautiful country drive.
hortonwine.com 20 Minutes North of Charlottesville 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville 540-832-7440 Mon-Sun, 10AM – 5PM
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Numerous new hotels have come on line in the past few years, offering visitors a range of options from Pantops to downtown to 29N. Most offer shuttle service to the airport and other venues, and there is a plethora of restaurant choices convenient to all. Here are several that we recommend:
North The Courtyard by Marriott® Enjoy updated, spacious guest rooms, premium bedding, dining at the BISTRO, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary parking. A comfortable spot that catches warmth and light from the East. Book your stay today! 638 Hillsdale Drive. 434-973-7100. www.CourtyardCharlottesvilleNorth.com Super 8 Motel Special rates, free breakfast, local calls, wireless internet, 75 channels, free HBO. Hairdryer, clock radio, and safe in all rooms. 70 percent non-smoking rooms. 390 Greenbrier Dr. just off Rt. 29N. 434-973-0888. www.wyndhamhotels.com Hyatt Place Charlottesville Enjoy free Wi-Fi, roomy rooms, and our a.m. Kitchen Skillet™ breakfast that’s free with your stay. Within walking distance to the movie theater and Shops at Stonefield Town Center. Located less than ten miles from the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. We are a LEED Certified hotel, featuring five car charging stations. 2100 Bond St., Charlottesville. 800-993-4751. Hyattplacecharlottesville.com
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Near UVA Charlottesville Residence Inn by Marriott Located minutes from downtown, where you will find several attractions and many shopping and dining options. Each suite features fully-equipped kitchens, pullout sofa beds, a 42” flat screen TV, and complimentary internet access. Enjoy free daily breakfast and a 24-hour fitness center. Close to UVA, JPJ Arena, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. 1111 Millmont St. 1-800-331-3131. 434-923-0300. www. residenceinncharlottesville.com Holiday Inn University The Holiday Inn University is conveniently located to the University of Virginia, John Paul Jones Arena, Monticello, Central VA wineries and breweries, the airport and Shops at Stonefield. Bus Groups Welcome! 434-977-7700. www.holidayinn.com/cho-univarea
Downtown Home2 Suites by Hilton Charlottesville’s newest hotel is located in the heart of downtown. A quick walk to the UVA Medical Center, our all-suite hotel is also steps from local restaurants, breweries, and the charming Downtown Mall. Walk to shows at the Paramount Theater and Sprint Pavilion or discover award-winning wineries just 3 miles away along the Monticello Wine Trail. Free Wi-Fi, pet-friendly, and in-suite kitchens. Free breakfast, the 24-hour Home2 MKT® convenience store, and fresh brew 24-7 with our Coffee2 Tea service. Indoor saline pool, Spin2 Cycle facility, and meeting space available. 2036 India Rd. 434-295-0003. www.homewoodsuites3.hilton.com
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Don't spend your next family trip cramped in a small hotel room. Our all-suite, pet friendly property includes complimentary breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool and lounge areas to help you enjoy your down time, together. Enjoy being right around the corner from lively downtown Charlottesville and near the University of Virginia and popluar Monticello Wine Trail. Whatever brings you to our area, we are thrilled to have you here!
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See You Along the Way! • Minutes from UVa & Medical Center • Free Super Start Breakfast • Free High-Speed Internet • Free Local Telephone Calls • Interior Corridors, Elevators • 75 Channels with Free HBO • 70% Non-Smoking Rooms • Hair Dryer, Clock Radio, & Safe in all rooms
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Charlottesville & Central Virginia
amed in honor of Princess Charlotte, the wife of George III, Charlottesville was settled in the 18th century on a hill overlooking the Rivanna River. Today, the City of Charlottesville and surrounding Albemarle County have a metropolitan population nearing 200,000, encompassing over 730 square miles of scenic and beautiful landscape. Charlottesville and Albemarle County offer a unique combination of natural beauty, a climate with four distinct seasons, rich historical and cultural attractions, and close proximity to both a national park and the nation’s capitol. The area consistently earns high marks as a desirable place to live. In recent years, it has appeared on top-ten lists of cities published by Money, Forbes, Kiplinger’s, and Men’s Health magazines, as well as AARP and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Featuring the amenities of a larger city, Charlottesville is a vibrant university town that offers numerous outdoor recreational activities, organizations for senior citizens, fitness facilities, excellent private and public schools, indoor and outdoor shopping areas and entertainment venues, and residential communities that have developed through the years. These are just a few of the reasons why people choose to make Charlottesville and Albemarle County their home.
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The perfect location, 17 different floor plans, and great amenities makes U Heights just what youâ€™re looking for! Visit us on the web, www.uheights.net or stop by the property today for a tour of one of our spacious floor plans!
The perfect blend of comfort and convenience located just minutes from UVA, downtown, and 5th Street Station. Each unit includes 2 full baths and a beautiful clubhouse, making this condominium community one of the best places to live in Charlottesville.
Direct bus service on the UTS Colonnade Shuttle from U-Heights
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erhaps the most famous Cavalier basketball trio since Jeff Lamp, Lee Raker, and Ralph Sampson, Deâ€™Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome, and Kyle Guy led UVA to unprecedented heights, winning the 2019 National Championship with an 85-77 overtime win over Texas Tech in Minneapolis. Two months later, they became the first three Virginia players ever selected in the first two rounds of the NBA draft.
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With a 4.3 out of 5 Google rating, C’ville loves shopping at Stonefield.
From clothes and home goods, to dinner and a movie, The Shops at Stonefield is
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