Shopping in Charlottesville

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Shopping in Charlottesville

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  • Maura M
    New York City, NY61 contributions
    I ran through the downtown area this morning. A few homeless but certainly not a lot. There were very few vacant storefronts—a lot of cute restaurants, shops and no chain stores. If you are looking for that kind of an experience I would recommend.
    Written 9 November 2022
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  • rkwieder
    Macungie, PA86 contributions
    Great selections, home made ...from jewelry to wreaths, to granola butter...so much to choose from and look at...the divine foods being sampled...great place, go hungry!!!
    Written 17 December 2019
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  • earthenergy
    32 contributions
    Walk around, upstairs and down, friendly artists, great art, big (former school) building. Very interesting place, well worth the visit.
    Written 3 March 2019
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  • JNYCwriter
    New York City, NY6,856 contributions
    Barracks Road is a vibrant shopping mall anchored by two grocery stores. Strip malls litter the US landscape but Barracks Road has a nice mixture of stores and is better than most.
    Written 26 November 2021
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  • Mark W
    3 contributions
    Food was great, the especially the fried chicken and mashed potatoes, the facility and its history was so interesting while clean …but the staff was INCREDIBLE. From the hosts to the wait staff to the gift shop; the people staffing this tavern made us feel we cared for and about. I’d definitely go again.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • AP241
    Virginia1 contribution
    The best art gallery in Charlottesville. Top flight contemporary work by artists from around the country. Beautiful and conceptually rich. We loved the greeting we got by the "gallery dog" too.
    Written 8 November 2007
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  • jehenson81
    Washington DC, DC22,202 contributions
    I lived in Asia for over 3 years so when I saw this shop on the Historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, I was super excited. The shop is jam packed with Asian items and I would not enter with children as they are libel to break something. The walking areas are narrow, so move slowly. I say numerous items that I either had similar pieces or wanted to join my collection. However the prices are really high. I mean like 5-10 times what I paid in Asia. Now I understand that they can easily charge more here in the US, but some of these prices really took be aback. Also they have things marked at 19th century Chinese antiques, well unless they are family piece and they got permission, nothing older than 50 years old items are permitted to leave mainland China, so be wary.
    Written 3 December 2018
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  • drpclarke
    North Carolina257 contributions
    Love this place! Filled with all sorts of beautiful artwork - jewelry, woodworking, embroidery - things you have never ever seen before! Excellent work by local artisans, and quite honestly, everything is priced very reasonably. You'll find amazing quality work here. I'm partial to Judith Ligon's polymer clay jewelry and Pete Johnson's wordworks. You must see!
    Written 19 February 2022
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  • Mark G
    Catonsville, MD2,874 contributions
    Located on Route 29 just north of Route 250, Seminole Square has a mix of about 40 stores. Though I hate the word diverse, this center has about the most diverse group of stores I think I have ever seen, so go check the directory. There is the traditional Marshalls, then you have the upscale bath, kitchen retailer Ferguson, along with jewelers, fitness, music and bike shops as well as hair salons, gaming and a tobacconist. Add edible arrangements, shoe stores, a yarn shop, real estate, carpet store and a saddlery. And it continues with many more and the restaurants are the same with fast food, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and even a dumpling store. I guess outside of Marshalls it's sort of a boring center unless you have a very specific need and if you look at the rest of the directory you will know what I mean. It only got a 3 because it is actually comically diverse.
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • Mark G
    Catonsville, MD2,874 contributions
    Rio Hill Center is located on busy Rt. 29, a few miles north of the University of Virginia. This L shaped center is currently under some renovations, but all the stores are open. It is anchored by Kroger and Burlington Coat with a Jo Ann Fabrics, Dollar Store and about 30 + more stores. There is also a TJ Maxx, which is where we have ended up the last 2 visits.
    Written 6 December 2022
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  • Mark G
    Catonsville, MD2,874 contributions
    Since it's opening in 1980, Fashion Square has seen a lot of changes and only has the fine retailer Belk left as an anchor and they are probably holding the only indoor mall in Charlottesville together. There is the popular Bed Bath & Beyond, Eddie Bauer and only a few other notables. It was never a large mall, given the size of Charlottesville in 1980, but it is surely suffering due to the changing shopping patters accelerated by the Covid pandemic. You hate to see a empty storefront in the mall, and with all the strip center development on Route 29, I can't see it improving, but can see it holding on as long a Belk stays, a store Charlottesville needs. There is a Red Lobster on the edge of the mall and a Red Robin inside.
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • IAmEve7
    Lexington, VA447 contributions
    Whenever we have a chance, we love visiting this unique shopping gallery, located in an old barn, just on the outskirts of Charlottesville, Virginia. This is certainly among one of our favorite places to visit!

    The gardens that surround the gallery are so very naturally-beautiful, whose paths lead you into this delightful array of gifts for anyone on your list...including yourself! Imagine more than one or two floors filled with flax or linen aprons, to expertly-crafted jewelry, stunning pottery pieces, to blue soaps in the form of bird eggs...the list goes on!

    Be sure to seek this unique place out!! As many of others have mentioned, it's certainly worth the few extra minutes outside busy Charlottesville!
    Written 29 July 2019
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