Have you ever visited a new place and felt, maybe a little selfishly, that you are somehow coming home? It’s not deja vu, because you know you’ve never been there before- have never been anywhere like there before- but are immediately, comfortably, at home? Pulling up the drive at the Market at Grelen does that.
Elephant and pink Eiffel tower prints; just two of the in vogue designs you’ll encounter as a first-time visitor to this loved and local boutique at the Downtown Mall. This women’s clothing and accessory store is modeled after New York’s fashionable, Spring St.; “the most fun street in New York,” according to the store’s owner, Cynthia Shroeder.
Three local business entrepreneurs are set to open an urban, contemporary social club in Charlottesville that will welcome creative individuals from the city’s progressive arts and commerce community. Common House will be a member-based social club and event space that provides a place to gather, dine and engage within a curated and stimulating environment. It is slated to open in Spring 2017 in the historic Vinegar Hill neighborhood, at 206 W. Market Street, the former Mentor Lodge and one of the city’s first social clubs built in 1913 that served the community for decades.