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Aloha Chinese Gourmet Restaurant (Town and Country Restaurant)

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Town and Country Restaurant
1955, Stanislaw Makielski. 1382 Richmond Rd. (U.S. 250 East)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

About the only “roadside delight” in Charlottesville, this Monticello rip-off was a totally serious design by Makielski, who was trying to modernize Jefferson. When built, this and the adjacent Town and Country Motel (1956, Stanislaw Makielski), 1344 Richmond Road, were upscale tourist destinations. The restaurant dates from the days when Albemarle County was dry; a “bottle club” was located in the basement. Since then, this area, known as Pan Tops Mountain, has changed considerably, and the building's life is probably limited.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Aloha Chinese Gourmet Restaurant (Town and Country Restaurant)", [Charlottesville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 166-166.

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