The Corner (Charlottesville, Virginia)

The Corner (Charlottesville, Virginia)

The Corner (Charlottesville, Virginia)

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The Corner is a seven-block collection of bars, restaurants, bookstores, and night spots on University Avenue in Charlottesville, Virginia, extending from 12 Street Southwest to Chancellor Street. located across the street from the University of Virginia. It is bounded by the Red Roof Inn on the east and Bank of America on the west.



While the university is in session, The Corner is especially active at lunchtime, when faculty, staff, and students adjourn there for the midday meal. Patrons of the Corner's sidewalk caf├ęs can be found spending time over a good book or simply sipping coffee and people watching.

As of 2000, The Corner had 26 restaurants, eleven bars, three coffee shops, one hotel, and one apartment building.

History

The district was originally a literal corner, where the university's main entrance intersected with Three Chopt Road (now Main Street), which was the major route between Staunton and Richmond. UVa was established at a distance of a mile from Charlottesville, and was its own town by the name...
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