Several business owners are saying goodbye to a place they once called home.
The historic milk plant in Charlottesville is getting a replacement.
Many business owners are in the process of packing up shop on Friday, June 29.
The co-founder of Central Battery Specialists, which is housed in the building, will be closing his store’s doors after the shift on Saturday, June 30.
This all comes as a new $80 million project, dubbed "Dairy Central," is set to take over the space. The property was sold back in March of 2017 for nearly $12 million.
Stony Point Design/Build is set to start construction this September on a brand new structure that will include retail shops, a brewery, and a food hall.
Central Battery Specialists has been inside the historic building for 33 years, but now it's planning to relocate.
“Change is inevitable, but we're excited about our new location,” says Kevin Nobles, co-founder of Central Battery Specialists. “We feel very fortunate that we found something so close that we were able to stay in the neighborhood - just a minute-and-a-half away."
All day Friday, the owners will be prepping for the move to their new location on Harris Street behind Sir Speedy Print Signs & Marketing.
Other businesses, like Three Notch'd Sour House, and H & H Quality Car Care, will be leaving at the end of July.
The car wash still doesn't know where it will be moving its business.