Spotlight on Belmont
Published on Apr 18th, 2013
2 comments Area: BelmontPrice range: $155,000-$415,000Schools: Clark, Walker & Buford, CharlottesvillePros: affordability, proximity to amenities, sense of communityCons: number of rentals,...
Belmont rocked: Neighborhood drug ring smashes stereotypes
Published on Apr 14th, 2012
46 comments With its trendy restaurants, remodeled houses, and close proximity to downtown, Belmont has enjoyed at least a decade as the hip district for Charlottesville's young professionals. It turns out that...
Belmont birds: Stoney's to become Brown's
Published on May 17th, 2011
1 comments The news last week that Stoney's Grocery in Belmont had closed came as a shock, but it appears there's a silver lining. Long-time property owner Lawrence Burruss, who had been leasing the store to...
Restaurants rising: Up in arms over Tolbert's noise law
Published on Feb 17th, 2010
195 comments The view from Bel Rio, home to much of the commotion. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Charlottesville restaurants–- already hammered by chilly wintertime sales, zealous alcohol rules, and a nine-...
More than groceries at Stoney's
Published on Sep 8th, 2009
2 comments Retired Charlottesville Police Community Service Officer Bobby Green cooks up comfort foods at Stoney's Grocery on Avon Street. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Driving past Stoney's Grocery on Avon Street...
Belmont streetscape through glass
Published on Jul 14th, 2009
9 comments Belmont was bustling on Tuesday, July 7, when this image was captured from the front table of Bel Rio restaurant. From left, one can see the very-soon-to-open Tavola, the groovy-terraced Local, Jean...
Southern Crescent rising?
Published on Jun 9th, 2009
3 comments Is there too much late night noise and traffic in downtown Belmont? FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR When aspiring restaurateur Andrew Ewell first presented his plan for a French restaurant in Downtown...
Snap o' the Day: Looking out on Hogwaller
Published on May 10th, 2009
0 comments The view of Hogwaller from an upper window in the Charlotteville Livestock Market is interesting, but so is what happens inside.
Southern Crescent headed for Belmont?
Published on May 4th, 2009
22 comments A new French restaurant called Southern Crescent has been proposed for the already restaurant-heavy 800-block of Hinton Avenue in Belmont, but some citizens aren't so sure that's a good idea,...
Belmont life: filmmakers shoot for the hip
Published on Sep 4th, 2003
0 comments Who would think that the characters passing by a Belmont porch on any random summer evening could rival the characters in the street scene of a town as famously wacky as San Francisco? Mark Edwards...
Historic Belmont: Official designation in the works
Published on Jul 10th, 2003
0 comments Once a humble blue-collar neighborhood, Belmont keeps racking up trendiness points. In March, Dave Matthews Band manager Coran Capshaw reportedly purchased Mas restaurant. And now comes the City to...
No swinging cats
Published on Apr 11th, 2002
0 comments If you want to buy a house in Charlottesville on a shoestring budget, there’s really not much out there. Things are so bad that realtors are writing solicitation letters to homeowners pleading with...
Hot in Belmont
Published on Apr 4th, 2002
0 comments PRICE: $229,900SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,728 finished/570 unfinishedYEAR BUILT: 1900ADDRESS: 805 Belmont AvenueNEIGHBORHOOD: BelmontCURB APPEAL: 9 out of a possible 10LISTED BY: Sonja Casero with Century 21/...