The Corner is a seven-block collection of bars, restaurants, bookstores, and night spots on University Avenue in Charlottesville, Virginia, extending from 121⁄2 Street Southwest to Chancellor Street. located across the street from the University Of Virginia. It is bounded by the Red Roof Inn on the east and Bank of America on the west.
While the university is in session, The Corner is especially active at lunchtime, when faculty, staff, and students adjourn there for the midday meal. Patrons of the Corner's sidewalk cafés can be found spending time over a good book or simply sipping coffee and people watching.
Of the 67 businesses in the district, all but sixteen are locally-owned, though there has been an increase in chain stores recently.The Corner is encompassed by a Charlottesville historic district, limiting redevelopment and demolition.As of 2000, The Corner had 26 restaurants, eleven bars, three coffee shops, one hotel, and one apartment building.