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JANUARY 17, 2020

2020 is a big year for Charlottesville and Albemarle County! Here to complement the likes of Monticello (our humble local UNESCO World Heritage site), UVa’s grounds, the historic Downtown Mall, the 35+ wineries that make up our wine region, and our celebrated dining scene are new boutique hotels, beautifully reimagined historic properties and immersive art experiences. Click here for the… DETAILS

JANUARY 14, 2020 (Image Source: WVIR via January 13, 2020 at 6:43 PM EST – Updated January 13 at 6:43 PM CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – The overhaul of a former Charlottesville milk processing plant will soon be the home of some major tech tenants. Developers for the Dairy Central renovation along Charlottesville’s Preston Avenue announced late Monday that the businesses, CoStar… DETAILS

MAY 16, 2019

The historic Monticello Dairy Building reached an important milestone as it gets redeveloped to bring office space, retail, and more to the area. May 15th, 5:58 PM EDT Edited by Emmy Freedman Reported by Lowell Rose CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – The historic Monticello Dairy Building reached an important milestone on Wednesday as it gets redeveloped to bring office space, retail, and more to… DETAILS

APRIL 11, 2019

Beyond a retailer’s shopping experience, the retail center and physical store design can captivate consumers and further a community. Shopping centers should seek attractive and accessible designs. As social media becomes further intertwined with the Millennial and Gen Z shopping experience, design elements such as artistic wall murals, open kitchens, or vertical gardens can garner the attention of a visitor who soaks in a unique design feature, snaps a photo, and shares it on their social accounts – organic and free online advertising for the restaurant, retailer or shopping center.

AUGUST 31, 2018

Thank you to Charlottesville Tomorrow on the following article covering our exciting groundbreaking: by Emily Hays | Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (Photo credit: Emily Hays) Developers, architects, builders and realtors scattered soil on Tuesday to begin construction of the first of three new buildings on Preston Avenue. The complex, known as Dairy Central, will include food stalls, restaurants, office… DETAILS

AUGUST 20, 2018

Join us Wednesday, August 22nd at 11:30a.m. for our groundbreaking ceremony. 946 Grady Avenue, Charlottesville VA

AUGUST 20, 2018

Dairy Market traces its local roots to 1912 with the formation of the Monticello Ice Cream Company, which purchased cream and other raw materials from the Colthurst Farm on Barracks Road. In those days ic e cream was delivered throughout the city on a hor se and buggy. By the 1930’s the company had grown to produce milk, butter and… DETAILS