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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to open next month

Moviegoers in Charlottesville will soon have another theater option, one that serves meals cooked from scratch in auditoriums that boast cutting-edge cinema technology. A spaceship will hang from the lobby’s ceiling, and the posters lining the walls will be vintage, sci-fi, and alien themed, from Turkey, Germany, and France. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is currently […]

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Supervisors endorse collaboration with Habitat to redevelop Southwood

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed a resolution backing the county’s collaboration with an area housing nonprofit as it redevelops Southwood Mobile Home Park. At the board’s meeting Wednesday, Supervisor Rick Randolph said the resolution marked an “exciting launch of a new era” for Southwood, a 120-acre neighborhood of 1,500 residents in […]

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As Wegmans nears completion, company representatives meet community leaders

With only about five weeks before the Wegmans at 5th Street Station opens, workers are moving equipment and dry goods into the store and company personnel met privately Wednesday with local officials and community organizations. The meeting at the nearly completed store between Fifth and Avon streets was part of the company’s plan to work […]

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Connector road at new Wegmans shopping center renamed

When the Wegmans grocery store opens next fall at 5th Street Station, a new road will complete a long-desired connection between Fifth Street Extended and Avon Street. “The entrance and public connector road are part of an overall system that will open up new traffic patterns for cars, public transit, bikes and pedestrians,” said Valerie […]

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Council clears way for expanded Kroger at new Charlottesville location

One shopping center on U.S. 29 will start a “second life” beginning next summer when one of the region’s three Kroger stores relocates in a revamped space. “We want to upgrade our facilities and have the best stores for our customers in Charlottesville,” said Fenton Childers, Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic real estate manager. The City Council recently […]

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Albemarle panel denies call for urban density along Moores Creek

The Albemarle County Planning Commission has recommended denial of a request to allow a dense residential development near the Willoughby neighborhood and the future Fifth Street Station retail complex. “I think there’s lots of homework to do here,” Planning Commission member Richard Randolph said at a meeting last week. Developer Keith Woodard had asked the […]