woolen mills

Charlottesville's old woolen mill is now occupied in part by a selection of trendy dining options. Photo: The Wool Factory

Factory-made: Brewery, restaurant, café hint at the future of Charlottesville’s woolen mill

  Charlottesville’s old woolen mill, peering over the Rivanna River on the town’s eastern edge, had been gathering dust for years. Now, the rubble has been cleared, and it’s time to drink beer. In 2018, app development company WillowTree began a $25 million overhaul of the building. WillowTree’s employees will move into their 85,000-square-foot offices […]

Damien Jurado performs at Woolen Mills Chapel on Monday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Damien Jurado

Far afield: Folk singer-songwriter Damien Jurado began his solo career in 1995, self-releasing cassettes and performing intimate acoustic shows around his hometown of Seattle. Aptly described as experimental, Jurado’s work includes forays into found and field recordings—in 2000 he released a collection of fragments that he had found from sources such as thrift store tape […]