Shopping Centers

Shopping Centers

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:

5th Street Station there: Rt. 29 South to Interstate 64 to 5th Street, with 5th Street Station Parkway on the right

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Dick's Sporting Goods, Hair Cuttery, Field & Stream, GNC, Great Clips, Planet Fitness, Wegmans, Krispy Kreme and more.

The Shops at Stonefield

Getting there: Route 29 and Hydraulic Road

Businesses include Trader Joe's, Regal Cinema with IMAX, Burtons Grill, William Sonoma, Whimsies children's store, Pottery Barn and Country Club Prep. This mixed-use development includes residential living.

Barracks Road Shopping Center 
Getting there: A 10-minute walk down Arlington Blvd. from the Law School. Corner of Barracks Rd. & Rt. 29 North

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

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

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 

Getting there: Rt. 29 North, on the right side going north, about a mile north of the 250 Bypass overpass

Plan 9 Music, Marshalls, Bike Factory of Charlottesville, 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, PetsMart, Mattress Warehouse, Bonefish Grill.

Fashion Square Mall
Getting there: Corner of Rt. 29 North & Rio Rd., just south of Rio

Charlottesville's only indoor mall. Ann Taylor, American Eagle Outfitters, Coach, Eddie Bauer, J. Crew, Red Lobster, Sephora, Red Robin.

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, AAA, 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, Dollar Tree, Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The Corner 

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 

Getting there: A free trolley loops University Main Grounds and other spots close to UVA and goes to the Mall as well. See

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. 

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

Department Stores

Fashion Square Mall 
Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

3171 District Ave.
Mon-Friday 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sat 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Must be a member.

JC Penney
Fashion Square Mall 
Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Town Center Dirve 
Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Pantops Shopping Center 
Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 12 a.m.-6 p.m.

Discount department store.

Sam's Club
Rt. 29 North 
Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Must be member.

Hollymead Town Center 
Mon-Sat 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Rt. 29 North past Rio Hill 
Open 24 hours daily 
Pharmacy: 978-1819