Myles and I hope you and your families are healthy and weathering the challenges COVID-19 has brought to all of us. At Eljo's we're committed to minimizing the spread of the Coronavirus and to supporting our many valued customers like you. While we've closed our physical store for the next few weeks, we are still available to help you by phone, email or through our website.
If you are looking for ways to help small local businesses like ours, you can purchase Eljo's gift certificates here for graduation gifts, Father's Day presents or even for yourself. We’ve been here for 70 years, and while this is as challenging a time as we have ever seen, we shall persevere as we always have. Stay well and we will see you all soon.
We offer online only a small selection of what we carry in our Charlottesville store. Feel free to call or email us if you are looking for something specific that you don't see and we will email you back pictures of what we have available for you.
About Eljo's History
Eljo's was founded on the historic University of Virginia "Corner" in 1950 by two brothers: Elliott and Joseph Hyman of Baltimore, Maryland. Ell and Joe graduated from the University in the late 1940's and opened their store, named "Eljo's University Of Virginia", at 1509 University Avenue in August 1950.
Ell and Joe ran the store for over three decades until they sold the business to longtime employee Myles Thurston in 1984. Myles, a fifth generation Central Virginian and graduate of Charlottesville's Lane High School, started working in the store in 1964 after serving in the Marine Corps. Myles and his son Trent now own Eljo's and run the day to day operations.
In August of 1985 Eljo's moved to #3 Elliewood Avenue, just off of the Corner and very close to the University Of Virginia Grounds. Most recently in August 2006 Eljo's relocated to the Shops at Millmont.
Our store's address is now 1067 Millmont Street, and we're located behind the Barracks Road Shopping Center.
Directions to Eljo's
We have plentiful and convenient free parking.
If you aren't familiar with Charlottesville you can try below:
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If all else fails give us a call at 434.977.7499 and we'll help the best we can over the phone.