729 West Main Street

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729 West Main Street is a contributing structure in the West Main Street Architectural Design Control District. It is currently the home of Mel's Cafe.

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The structure that currently houses Mel's Cafe was built in 1962 as a dry cleaner called 1 Hour Martinizing. The developer was Charles Hurt on behalf of .

Before that, the property was home to Crutchfield's Colonial House, a two-storey furniture store that burned in 1960.

It has also been the Duck Inn.

The one-story building has been rented to Mel's Cafe since 1995. [1]


  1. Web. Staff report for West Main ADC revisions, December 2, 2013 City Council meeting, Mary Joy Scala, City of Charlottesville, December 2, 2013, retrieved December 9, 2013.