Two Charlottesville groceries to close this month

Produce for sale at C'ville Market. Photo: Nick Strocchia Produce for sale at C’ville Market. Photo: Nick Strocchia

Two locally owned food stores will be shuttered by month’s end, according to local news reports. Anderson’s Carriage Food House, located at the corner of Emmett Street and Barracks Road, and Belmont’s C’ville Market both announced that they’ll close their doors within weeks.

Ted Anderson told NBC29 that his family’s seafood company has been doing business in Virginia for 80 years, but that economic pressures and the difficulty of running the shop out of a crumbling building have taken their toll. The property, owned by real estate developer Clara Belle Wheeler, also includes the shuttered Tavern restaurant, which closed in 2011, as well as several other businesses. 

On the other side of town, the 13-year-old C’ville Market has struggled to compete with chain stores, a manager told reporters. The small grocery store will clear out of the space by May 31 to make room for a the expansion of its parent company, Cavalier Produce, which is headquartered in the same small Carlton Road shopping center.