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Favorites like meatloaf and pot pie join updated Southern fare in a former diner with plaza seating. Bizou's longevity and venerable status in a foodie-fueled city stems from a unique intersection of comfort, quality, and innovation.

Blue Ridge Country Store

Hop to the deli counter at Blue Ridge Country Store. Charlottesville visitors to this downtown location will be hard-pressed to find a sandwich they don't love.

Citizen Burger Bar

Inviting eatery turning out hamburgers and craft beers in a brick-walled space with a patio. Sit in the window booths or grab a spot on the patio to soak up the downtown energy.

Hamilton’s at First & Main

New American dining and full bar plus an extensive wine list in a sophisticated yet casual setting.

Chaps Ice Cream

Finest premium quality ice cream, homemade donuts and grill service in a delightful 50's atmosphere.

Paradox Pastry

Coffee shop inside a full-service bakery located near the Water Street Parking Garage. Get some of the best baked goods in town to accompany your drip coffee or latte.



From yoga classes to invigorating spa treatments to a fresh cut at the barber shop, Downtown Charlottesville has you covered. Explore all the wellness options the area has to offer.

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Darling Boutique

Darling is a curated consignment boutique offering new and gently worn women's clothing and accessories. Shop the carefully curated consignment as well as products by local and global artisans.

Alakazam Toys

Alakazam is an independent toy store, established in 2005, featuring the most meaningful and lighthearted toys. Tons of fun and unique things to see and explore.

2nd Act Books

2nd Act Books carries the same categories of second-hand books that previous owner Dave Taylor stocked, although our specialty is a large children's and YA section.


Charlottesville's premiere custom florist. Locally owned and operated, Hedge provides a diverse array of floral designs for home, weddings, and events.

J. Fenton Too & Quilts Unlimited

J. Fenton Too is a women’s clothing boutique that features FLAX brand linen clothing for women. This lovely boutique also features fair trade tie-dye clothing from Nepal, jackets, hand knit fair trade sweaters, shawls and vests from Peru.


Founded in 1987, Consignment House Unlimited offers an eclectic array of decorative and historical objects and wide selection of 18th century to mid-century modern furniture and accessories.



Sometimes when you're shopping downtown it's for a new home, a financial product, event venue, or someplace for the in-laws to stay. Downtown is full of professionals who can help you with these and many other tasks.

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