The Corner is a center for social gatherings conveniently located near the University of Virginia’s Central Grounds. Whether stopping for a quick bite to eat between classes or looking for a night out in Charlottesville, The Corner is the perfect meeting spot.
Since the creation of the University of Virginia, The Corner operated as the town’s primary commercial and residential district. Students designated this name after the corner formed by the entrance of U.Va.’s grounds and the main road. For the University’s first students, this shopping center conveniently featured grocers, barbers, tailors, shoemakers, and druggists. These shops supplied students with a variety of objects such as furniture, lamp oil, blank books, tobacco, boots, and hot baths.
Since then, The Corner evolved to form five city blocks of bustling activity. Whether at night or during the day, visitors are sure to experience a lively atmosphere that resonates the feeling of a college town. While visiting this favorite spot for students and locals, guests can find a variety of shops including bookstores, gift shops, restaurants, and residences.
Retail and Dining