Batesville Store

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The Batesville Store was the name of a convenience store and community center on Plank Road that closed in 2011 due to a dispute between its owners and the Virginia Department of Health. It reopened in October 2014 at the Batesville Market. [1]


Batesville Store on Plank Road

The Batesville Store was established in Batesville, according to the sign on the building (see photo), in 1880. The Virginia Department of Health shut the store down in June 2011. Operated at the time by Liza & Cid Scallet, officials said it had more than 15 seats and would have to operate as a restaurant, something not allowed at that location by Albemarle County zoning.[2] For a brief time, the Scallets had planned to reopen the store, but have since decided to move on. [3]

A new store called the Plank Road Exchange opened in April 2012. [4] It closed after a little over a year.

Then the Batesville Market opened. [1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Albemarle country store to reopen as Batesville Market, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, October 17, 2014, retrieved October 28, 2014.
  2. Web. State shuts down Batesville Store, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, 12 June 2011, retrieved 12 June 2011.
  3. Web. Batesville Store looks to reopen -- outside of Batesville, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, August 31, 2011, retrieved August 31, 2011.
  4. Web. Plank Road Exchange (former Batesville Store) is Now Open, Jim Duncan, RealCrozetVa, retrieved May 1, 2012.