Charlottesville has great foresight when they decided to close main street in the mid-70's and make it a pedestrian friendly walking mall. Today it flourishes with over 60 restaurants, most of which are chef owned, shops and boutiques. The amphitheater anchors one end of the mall and it is a fantastic venue for listening to great live music. Firday's After Five is a popular music event that goes all summer long. Be sure to check it out the next time you visit C'ville!