Current Members

2017 DBAC Members

ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center
Alakazam Toys
BitterSweet Clothing & Accessories 
Cathcart Property Management 
Chaps Ice Cream
Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau
Charlottesville Newsplex
Charlottesville Parking Center, Inc.
Citizen Burger Bar
City of Charlottesville Office of Economic Development
City Select
Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar
C'Ville Arts
Draft Taproom
Hamilton's of Charlottesville Inc
Java Java
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
K Holdings, LLC
Kabbash Fox and Gentry Commercial Real Estate
Kilwins Charlottesville
Main Street Associates
New Dominion Bookshop
Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Posner Wealth Management of Davenport & Company
Property Management Inc. Charlottesville
Quilts Unlimited/J. Fenton
Renaissance Investment Corp / Woodard Properties
Residence Inn Charlottesville Downtown
South Street Brewery
Sprint Pavilion
Star Property Management 
Sun Tribe Solar
The Escape Room
The Fitzroy
The Jeweler's Eye
The Nook
The Paramount Theater
The Virginia Discovery Museum
Tuel Jewelers
Union Bank
Violet Crown
Wells Fargo
Yves Delorme

2016 DBAC Members

20th Century Vintage
414 Associates
Animal Connection
Alakazam Toys
Bashir’s Taverna 
Black Duct Land Trust
Carden Jennings Publishing
Champion Brewing Company
Chaps Ice Cream
Charlottesville Parking Center, Inc.
Charlottesville Radio Group
Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
Citizen Burger Bar
City of Charlottesville Office of Economic Development
City Select/Virginia Welcome 
Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar 
C'Ville Arts
C-Ville Weekly
Discovery Museum 
East Main Investments 
Great Eastern Management Co.
Grisham & Barnhadt, PLLC
Grit Coffee
Halo Salt Spa
Holly Ridge, LLC
Hedge Fine Bloom LTD
Java Java
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Jefferson Madison Regional Library
K Holdings, LLC
Kabbash Fox & Gentry
Kilwins Charlottesville
King Building Condominium Association
Let It Be Yoga
Main Street Associates LLC
Main Street Arena 
Market Street Market
Michie Hamlett, Attorneys At Law
My Chocolate Shoppe
MUDHOUSE Coffee Roasters
New Dominion Bookshop
Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Payne, Ross & Associates
Posner Wealth Management of Davenport & Company 
Pussywillow Land Trust
Quilts Unlimited/J. Fenton Gifts
Read It Again, Sam
Residence Inn Marriott Charlottesville
Revolutionary Soup
Robinson Farmer Cox Associates PLLC
South Street Brewery
Spring Street
Star Property Management 
Timberlake Drug Store
Tin Whistle
Travel By Patty Benford
The Jeweler's Eye;
The Nook
The Paramount Theater
Tom Tom Founders Festival
Treasures Through Time
Tuel Jewelers
Union Bank and Trust
University Eyecare
University of Virginia Athletics Promotions
Violet Crown
Virginia Discovery Museum 
Woodard Properties
Yellow Cab


The membership cycle is changing!

The Board of Directors has voted to shift the current membership cycle based on our fiscal year (July-June), to the calendar year (January-December), effective immediately. 

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Benefits of Membership

The DBAC strives to provide a high level of service to our members businesses. In addition to providing marketing opportunities, leadership roles, and an influential forum for turning ideas into actions, the DBAC always keeps its members up-to-date with recent news, information, and events happening downtown. Membership benefits include:

Member Recognition

We strongly support our members in all their events and marketing campaigns. And in our own marketing, we feature DBAC members and give them top priority in downtown recommendations.


Member businesses enjoy an enhanced listing on our website, which is one of the most comprehensive resources of Downtown Charlottesville’s entertainment and businesses.


Bi-monthly, we send out a newsletter highlighting DBAC members’ events, festivals, activities, programs, concerts, plays, and more going on in downtown Charlottesville. Over 1,500 people use the newsletter to stay up-to-date with local events. In each issue we highlight 5 member businesses as well. The newsletter is posted to our thousands of Facebook and Twitter followers as well.

Social Media

We have a large Facebook presence with 15,000+ likes and Twitter presence with 4,500+ followers that we use to promote the Downtown Mall. For members, we offer free advertising to a wider, but still relevant audience with our “Membership Spotlight” campaign and eye-catching posts. We also advertise special events, sales, and campaigns of member businesses for free.

Downtown Gift Certificate Program

This program allows members to participate in a free gift certificate program. Gift Certificates can be purchased at J. Fenton Too and can be used at select downtown businesses. They make great gifts and encourage traffic!

Partnerships with Area Media

In past years, we have partnered with various radio, print and television publications to create promotional packages and advertising discounts for downtown merchants.

Membership Email List

Every DBAC member is connected on a membership email list to encourage communication and promote partnerships and networking. This list has not and will never be sold.

Membership Forms

Download Membership Application and Membership Form below:



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