Current Members

2017 DBAC Members

ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center
Alakazam Toys
BitterSweet Clothing & Accessories
Blue Ridge Group
Boutique Boutique, The Shoe Next Door
C'Ville Arts
Cathcart Property Management
Chaps Ice Cream
Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau
Charlottesville Newsplex
Charlottesville Parking Center, Inc.
Citizen Burger Bar
City Select
City of Charlottesville Office of Economic Development
Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar
Darling Boutique
Draft Taproom
Hamilton's of Charlottesville Inc
Hedge Fine Blooms
IX Park
Java Java
Java Java
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
K Holdings, LLC
Kabbash Fox and Gentry Commercial Real Estate
Kilwins Charlottesville
Lynne Goldman Elements
Magpie Knits
Main Street Associates
Mud House
New Dominion Bookshop
Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Paradox Pastry
Patina Antiques
Posner Wealth Management of Davenport & Company
Property Management Inc. Charlottesville
Quilts Unlimited/J. Fenton
Renaissance Investment Corp / Woodard Properties
Residence Inn Charlottesville Downtown
Rock Paper Scissors
Roxie Daisy
Snooky's Pawn Shop
South Street Brewery
Sprint Pavilion
Star Property Management
Sun Tribe Solar
Ten Course Hospitality
The Downtown Grille
The Escape Room
The Fitzroy
The Front Porch
The Jefferson Theatre
The Jeweler's Eye
The Nook
The Paramount Theater
The Virginia Discovery Museum
Thomas Jefferson Planning District
Tuel Jewelers
Union Bank
Violet Crown
Wells Fargo
Yves Delorme


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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