Charlottesville Shopping Center To Get Medical Clinic and Donuts

January 19, 2017

Charlottesville Shopping Center To Get Medical Clinic and Donuts

According to Divaris Real Estate, Inc. two additional spaces slighted for donut and health care options are coming to Charlottesville 5th Street Station.

Martha Jefferson Hospital is responsible for leasing 4,000 square feet at Bent Creek Parkway and Fifth Street. Martha Jefferson Medical Group Executive Director Judy Tobin said the hope is to open a family practice center with extended hours sometime April.

Tobin said the practice would accept appointments and walk-in patients with extended hours - from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The clinic is set to have an X-Ray machine with both minor and emergent cases, allowing patients the chance to visit the clinic instead of an ER.

Tobin said it's more than a run-of-the-mill clinic.

She said it's the ideal location because of its visibility and the busy shopping center. Tobin said, with the increase of housing being developed, it's necessary that a clinic is established in the area.

Tobin said the clinic would staff a nurse practitioner and two doctors, and offer a women's health care, general health care and physicals. During the weekends, the clinic will have services geared toward outdoor and sports-related injuries.

Tobin said the most important thing is to offer the clinic's clients the best medical care. If they have a clinic that's close to where they live and work, people are going to visit the doctor.

The other business - Krispy Kreme - has signed a lease for a 3,050 square feet of retail space. The new store is going to open 12 years after the area's Charlottesville factory store left the Emmet Street area.

Krispy Kreme, which is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has over 1,100 retail stores in about 30 countries. Krispy Kreme's new location announcement was on the day that the Spudnut Shop closed its doors after almost 50 years of selling doughnuts made of potato flour. It used to have 300 stores around the nation, and the shop in Charlottesville was its last along the East Coast.

At this moment, the $153 million shopping center is home to PetSmart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Wegmans and Panera Bread.