1. Mincer’s UVA Imprinted Sportswear
1527 University Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Mincer’s has been a long standing part of Cavalier culture. This family owned shop started in 1948 as a smoke shop. Eventually, Mincer’s began selling UVA merchandise and became a beacon of university spirit on The Corner. They’ve recently opened up a second location in the Stonefield Shopping Center.
2. Revolutionary Soup
108 2nd St. SW # 17, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Any chilly night on The Downtown Mall will bring pedestrians to the most popular soup place in town. Revolutionary Soup is a locally owned restaurant with all organic and eco-friendly ingredients, but don’t just go there for the soup. They also have great sandwiches and wonderful yet affordable wines.
3. Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
414 E Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902-5236
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Twisted Branch is THE gathering place for young people and creative types. It’s a relaxing beautifully decorated tea shop and hookah bar. It’s a place for friends to gather around a pot of tea and just forget the outside world. It’s also a great place to listen to bands on the rise. They’ve also got a fantastic vegetarian menu.
4. The Virginia Shop
1047-B Emmet Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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The Virginia Shop is a great gift shop for people looking for a taste of Charlottesville to bring home. They have local vintage wines, gift baskets and gourmet candies and snacks. Don’t forget to visit, Vivi, the shop dog. That little girl’s got a heart of gold.
5. Integral Yoga Natural Foods
923 H Preston Ave., Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Integral Yoga have an award winning produce section stocked with produce from local farms, and an extensive knowledge of their supplements. Visit the organic food and supplement shop in Charlottesville, and don’t neglect to try their artisan breads.
6. C’ville Coffee
1301 Harris Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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C’ville Coffee is one of Charlottesville most popular coffee shops. With a quiet atmosphere, blended drinks and amazing sandwiches, it’s not hard to see why. Pop in on Fridays for live music.
2114A Barracks Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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scarpa is owned by architectural graduate, Amy Gardner. She has a deep passion for beauty and shoes, not to mention a great eye for design. Check out scarpa and reignite your passion for footwear.
8. Carpe Donut
1715 Allied Lane, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Carpe Donut is a friendly staple in Charlottesville’s bakery scene. You’ve never had cider donuts like these before. Carpe Donut uses all natural ingredients. You can really taste the apple in them.
601 West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Shenanigans is Charlottesville’s first toy store. Their stock is the perfect mix of fun and learning. Kai Rady ran the first store out of her own home, and business has been booming ever since.
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