Downtown Mall

Snap: Grand Illumination
Published on Nov 20th, 2010
0 comments Twas an 18-foot fir. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The city's holiday tree (as it's ecumenically called) was lit Friday night on the Downtown Mall in a ceremony that featured kids events and the...
Snap: Twirling lights near Jefferson Theater
Published on Sep 5th, 2010
1 comments That's the Jefferson Theater at right behind the tallest twirl. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Ever wonder what happens outside the Jefferson Theater at 10:02pm on a Friday night? Well, at that time on...
Yogurt taps: Sweet Frog leaps into town
Published on Jul 30th, 2010
10 comments Sweet Frog owners Robert Lupica and Giovanni Sestito on opening day. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Sweet Frog, the new frozen yogurt place beside the Mudhouse on the Downtown Mall, officially opened today...
Hockey hero: Local man saves the Ice Park!
Published on Jul 16th, 2010
34 comments "I hope more people get to know how much fun ice skating and hockey are, and will participate in the sports," says Roberta Williamson, left, with new owner Mark Brown, his daughters, Annabel and...
Hotel homeless? Police investigate Landmark squatting
Published on Jun 18th, 2010
59 comments Looming presence: Mayor Dave Norris at the dedication ceremony for the Mall re-bricking project last year. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR City officials had once hoped the Landmark Hotel would attract...
Snap o' the day: Firetruck on the Mall
Published on Apr 27th, 2010
0 comments A small blaze behind Wachovia Bank April 27 around lunch time evacuates the building while the air clears inside.
BizBrief: Eco-shop moves Downtown
Published on Apr 22nd, 2010
1 comments The award-winning Blue Ridge Eco Shop, which has been selling earth-friendly products in Preston Plaza for the last three years, is moving to the Downtown Mall. “The new space is really the Eco-Shop...
Write stuff: Rock Paper Scissors back on Mall
Published on Apr 16th, 2010
4 comments Heather McNulty and Dani Antol in their new store, where even the receipts are handwritten. PHOTO BY SUSAN KALERGIS For some, the love of good paper is so intense that the words "deckle edge" can...
Art-deco ditched: Mauled facade to get historic treatment
Published on Mar 29th, 2010
22 comments The approved design for the faÃ?§ade of the former Victory Shoe store is a victory for the circa 1921 original facade. PHOTO COURTESY GALVIN ARCHITECTS The approved design for the fa§ade of the...
Snap: Where's the Mall?
Published on Mar 19th, 2010
7 comments New signs, such as this one on Market Street at Lee Park, have just begun to dot the area surrounding the Downtown Mall to keep hapless visitors from circling for hours. The budget for the new "...
Snap: Kids on the Mall
Published on Feb 26th, 2010
24 comments Kids returning from a field trip throng the Charlottesville Downtown Mall as buses arrive to whisk them back to Albemarle on Friday at 11:49am. The youths from Agnor-Hurt Elementary were watching a...
Winter food: Nook serves up mac and cheesy goodness
Published on Feb 1st, 2010
1 comments For mac and cheese fans, the Nook on the Downtown Mall has pulled out all the stops, offering up an entire winter gourmet mac and cheese menu. Of course, the kids tend to go for that bland Kraft...
Hump Day gelato delights
Published on Jan 14th, 2010
0 comments Splendora's Gelato Caf© on the Downtown Mall will be offering its third annual "all-you-can-eat Wednesdays" through January and February. For $6.50 you can have as much gelato as your heart desires...
BAR to demolisher: "Put back what you took out..."
Published on Dec 15th, 2009
17 comments Downtown Mall property owner Joe Gieck, who demolished the historic store front of the former Victory Shoe Store at 219 West Main Street without a permit or BAR review, appeared The store front at...
Snap o' the day: Skyline with man in tree
Published on Dec 11th, 2009
0 comments A non-holiday tree trimming takes place on the west end of the Downtown Mall.
Cinema taco: New Mexican in the Jeff
Published on Dec 8th, 2009
6 comments An Alex George and Stu Rifkin production, starring the Jefferson Theater and its new Mexican restaurant, named Cinema Taco, we hope... PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR While the name of the new Mexican place in...
Charlottesville Mall comes to YouTube
Published on Dec 7th, 2009
46 comments It finally happened: somebody made a rap about the benefits of using the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. Credit (or blame) must lie with Emily Bolecek and Arin Noble, seen here in their five-...
Victory demo: crushing for founder's granddaughter
Published on Nov 27th, 2009
28 comments Downtown's Victory Shoe Store, as Ethel Crowe remembers it from her childhood. HISTORIC PHOTO While the unceremonious demolition of the art-deco glass storefront of the old Victory Shoe Store on...
Snap o' the day: Tinsel town
Published on Nov 23rd, 2009
0 comments Spotted on the west end of the Downtown Mall: Official city-sanctioned holiday decor or renegade retro?
The Southern: not just another music hall
Published on Nov 19th, 2009
0 comments The Southern's Andy Gems and Lauren McRaven hope the music hall will also be known for its cuisine. FILE PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Back in 2005, when Lauren McRaven opened The Flat on Water Street, she...