What's in store

Cathy Jett is the business editor at The Free Lance-Star, and specializes in covering the area's retail scene. You can email her at

RSS feed of this blog

The Frenchman’s Corner to expand into Charlottesville

The Frenchman’s Corner, which has locations in downtown Culpeper and Fredericksburg, will open its third shop on Jan. 1 in the former The Seasonal Cook at 416 West Main St. in Charlottesville.

The Frenchman’s Corner began a decade ago in the entrance of 300-square-foot space next to Hazel River Inn Restaurant on East Davis Street in Culpeper. Owners Marc and Meg Oremiatzki-Ast are now the largest independent dealers of Brussels-based Neuhaus Chocolates, and sell a variety of gourmet food and kitchen items.

Early next year they will announce the opening of their first licensed tea, coffee and chocolates shop in Charlottesville’s downtown mall area.