Around Town

Looking for a little retail therapy?

Lynchburg Community Market
Come experience one of the nation’s oldest markets! Located in downtown Lynchburg, the market plays a vital role as a community gathering place and offers the very best products from the region.
Goodwill (Madison Heights)
A student favorite, there’s always treasures to find here! You’ll find a wide selection of clothing and accessories, furniture, kitchenware, art, books, electronics, collectibles and more.
Walmart (Madison Heights)
Roughly ten minutes from campus, this one-stop-shop has all your college essentials and offers in-store or drive-up shopping.
River Ridge Mall (Lynchburg)

River Ridge has a variety of retailer and dining options including Bath and Body Works, Chick-fil-A, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Belk, Red Lobster, TJ Maxx, Home Goods and more! The mall also has an interactive aquarium, SeaQuest, and a 14-screen Regal Cinema.

Wards Crossing (Lynchburg)

A part of the Wards Road corridor of shops and restaurants. The shopping center offers a mix of retail and restaurant establishments, including Kohl’s, Target, Old Navy, Michaels, Barnes and Noble and more. Popular eateries include La Carreta, Smoothie King, Ledo’s Pizza, Zaxby’s, McAllister’s Deli and Blaze Pizza.

 Looking for a little snack?

  • Baine’s Coffee Shop ($) • Amherst
    Baine’s is a coffee shop, bookstore, and café in the town of Amherst.
Madison Heights
  • Bean Barn ($) 
    This drive thru coffee shop serves organic brewed coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies and delicious pastries!
  • La Carreta ($)
    Authentic Mexican food.
  • Bacon St. Bagels ($)

    A New York-style bagel and breakfast grab-and-go eatery.

  • Cinn City ($)

    Cinn City is a quick-serve café offering chef-inspired twists on pastry classics their cinnamon buns are made from scratch, the dough is mixed, risen and rolled daily, and served fresh out of the oven where it is topped with your choice of chef-crafted, infused frostings and a wide array of fresh fruits, crumbles, candies, cookies, sweet cereal flavors and more. Our Beignets (hand-cut sugar-dusted New Orleans donuts) are perfect for dipping our house-made fruit toppings, chocolate sauces, caramels and frostings. Our café offers hot, cold, or frozen coffee or espresso drinks exactly how you like. 

  • MayLynn’s Creamery ($)
    MayLynn’s takes pride in going the extra step to make their soft serve the best tasting in the area. They have partnered with Sluggo’s Sundae Drive
    to also offer local hand-dipped ice cream at their downtown location, and with the extra space downtown, they are Lynchburg’s spot for rolled ice cream.