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University students, faculty, and staff make up a major portion of the consumer economy in Charlottesville, and we expect that you will be no exception. This guide will help you find the stores and services you need in town. With a few exceptions, such as grocery stores and department stores, we will not go into detail about national chain stores, assuming that these are familiar to you. Instead, we will focus on stores unique to the area, where you might find new and different items.

The following shopping centers are on Emmet Street/Rt. 29 North, heading progressively north from the Law School:

The Shops at Stonefield
website
Getting there:
Route 29 and Hydraulic Road

Businesses include Trader Joe's, Regal Cinema with IMAX, Brooks Brothers, Travinia Italian Kitchen, Burtons Grill, Pier 1 Imports, Pasture, William Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports. This mixed-use development includes residential living.

Barracks Road Shopping Center Student Favorite
www.barracksroad.com
977-0100
Getting there: A 10-minute walk down Arlington Blvd. from the Law School. Corner of Barracks Rd. & Rt. 29 North

Barracks Road Shopping Center
Barracks Road Shopping Center

Kroger and Harris Teeter grocery stores, Chipotle, Five Guys, Bed Bath & Beyond, Barnes and Noble. For clothes, Talbots, Ann Taylor, Beecroft & Bull, Old Navy, and Banana Republic.

Barracks Road Shopping Center
North Wing

Getting there: Across Barracks Rd. from Barracks Road Shopping Center

Shenanigan's and Whimsies children's stores, Anthropologie, Peter Chang China Grill.

Millmont Shopping Center
Getting there: Behind Barracks Road Shopping Center on Millmont

Brown's Dry Cleaners, upscale shops.

Seminole Square Shopping Center
296-4141
Getting there: Rt. 29 North, on the right side going north, about a mile north of the 250 Bypass overpass

Regal Semionole Square 4, Plan 9 Music, Giant supermarket, Office Depot, Marshalls, Bike Factory of Charlottesville, the Party Starts Here party accessories, Fashion Bug, and Crystal Cleaners.

Hollymead Town Center
Getting there: Rt. 29 North, on the left side going north, about 5 miles north of town.

Harris Teeter, Target, Sakura, Maggie Moo’s, PetsMart, Mattress Warehouse, TGI Friday's, Bonefish Grill.

Fashion Square Mall
www.charlottesvillefashion.com
973-9331
Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm; Sun 12:30 pm-5:30 pm
Getting there: Corner of Rt. 29 North & Rio Rd., just south of Rio

Charlottesville's only indoor mall. Ann Taylor, American Eagle Outfitters, Bare Escentuals, Body Central, Coach, Eddie Bauer, J. Crew, Footaction USA, Gap, GapKids, Red Lobster, Sephora, Red Robin and Starbucks

Shoppers World Shopping Center
Getting there: Rt. 29 North, across street from Fashion Square Mall

Staples office supplies, Jason's Deli, Massage Envy, Advance Auto Parts.

Albemarle Square Shopping Center
Getting there: Rt. 29 North and Rio Rd., on the right side going north, just north of Rio Rd.

Atlantic Coast Athletic Club (ACAC), the Great Frame Up, Outback Steakhouse, Northside Library, Chandler's Bakery, Little Caesars.

Rio Hill Shopping Center
Getting there: Rt. 29 North, about one-half mile north of Rio Rd. at Woodbrook Dr., on the left side going north

Kroger grocery store, T.J. Maxx (discount name brand department store), AAA, Dollar Tree, Crutchfield audio outlet center, Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Here are several shopping/restaurant areas not on Rt. 29 North:

The Corner Student Favorite
Getting there: One block east of the Rotunda on University Ave. Elliewood Ave. is a side street at the west end of the Corner.

Restaurant and shopping area across the street from University Central Grounds. Littlejohn's, Christian's, Boylan Heights, Mincers

Downtown Mall Student Favorite
Getting there: From the Rotunda, take University Ave./W. Main St. east. After W. Main turns into Water St., park in the parking lot to the right or in the parking garage just beyond it. Cross Water St. and walk one block north. Or turn left on 5th St. just before W. Main becomes Water St., (at the Lewis & Clark statue), go right on Market St., and find a free parking space on Market St., on any of the side streets off Market, or on Jefferson Ave., one block north. There is also a parking garage on Market St. The Downtown Mall is one block south. A free trolley loops University Main Grounds and other spots close to UVA and goes to the Mall as well. See www.charlottesville.org

The Downtown Mall during the holidays.
The Downtown Mall during the holidays.

Charlottesville's community showpiece, this pedestrian outdoor mall with its patio restaurants is the best place to hang out and people-watch outside the University. Numerous restaurants, bookstores, coffee shops. Many stores and restaurants closed on Sunday.

Pantops Shopping Center
Getting there: From Emmet St. just north of Barracks Rd., take the 250 Bypass going east. When the bypass becomes a normal-looking road with traffic lights and lots of businesses, the shopping center is on the right.

Food Lion grocery store, Roses discount household goods, Lazy Parrot and Shang Hai restaurants.


Department Stores

Belk
www.belk.com
973-7878
Fashion Square Mall
Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm; Sun 12:30 pm-5:30 pm

Big K
www.kmart.com
296-5646
Hydraulic Rd. & Rt. 29 North
Mon-Sun 7 am-10 pm

JC Penney
www.jcpenney.com
973-7851
Fashion Square Mall
Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm; Sun 12:30 pm-6 pm

Kohl's
www.kohls.com
964-0173
Town Center Dirve
Mon-Thu 8 am-10 pm; Fri 8 am-11 pm; Sat 7 am-10 pm; Sun 9 am-9 pm

Rose's
296-0707
Pantops Shopping Center
Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12 am-6 pm

Discount department store.

Sam's Club
www.samsclub.com
978-2122
Rt. 29 North
Mon-Sat 10 am-8:30 pm; Sun 10 am-6 pm

Must be member.

Sears
www.sears.com
974-8200
Fashion Square Mall
Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm; Sun noon- 5 pm
Auto Service Center 974-8228
Mon-Fri 8 am- 9 pm;, Sat 8 am-6 pm; Sun 10 am-4 pm

Target
www.target.com
Hollymead Town Center
964-0231
Mon-Sat 8 am-10 pm; Sun 8 am-9 pm

Wal-Mart
www.wal-mart.com
973-1412
Rt. 29 North past Rio Hill
Open 24 hours daily

Pharmacy
: 978-1819
Mon-Sat 9 am-7 pm

Photos courtesy of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau, visitcharlottesville.org

Tip

The Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs hotline allows you to check the record of any store you wish to patronize. Call 1-800-552-9963.

 

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