Piedmont Place damaged by water main break

Taped off Piedmont Place -12-27-2022

Piedmont Place suffered massive damage after a water main broke on the 3rd floor on Christmas.

Below are a few of the Facebook posts from Piedmont Place tenants. These are all small local businesses who I’d wager will need community support as they adjust to the new reality of not having space for weeks and months to come.

I’ll update this post as more media reports come in.

From the Daily Progress.

From the Crozet Gazette

Blue Ridge Bottle Shop’s Facebook update

Hey friends, we have some unfortunate news to share.

We were notified late on Christmas Day that there had been a water main break on the 3rd floor of the Piedmont Place building.

This lead to massive amounts of water being released into the 3rd, 2nd and 1st floors of the building causing extensive damage.

The power/water is currently turned off and the building is taped off and currently not accessible.

We will update you here and on Facebook as soon as we have any news regarding a timeline/plan for reopening.

Please keep in mind the other small businesses that operate in Piedmont Place

Morsel Compass
Crozet Creamery
Carolina Obando Salon
Newtown Fitness and
Smoked Kitchen and Tap

And, finally, a huge thank you to Crozet Fire Department!

Morsel Compass’ post

Hi Crozet. We are shut down for an undetermined amount of time. Our building at Piedmont Place has suffered a water main leak that devastated three floors, and this includes us. The entire building is shut down.

Crozet Creamery’s post

We have some bummer news to report.

We were notified late on Christmas night that there was a water main break on the 3rd floor of the Piedmont Place building, where the Creamery and several other small businesses operate.

The water break led to massive amounts of water being released into the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the building.

There is extensive damage to the building and the power/water has been shut off. As of last night, Piedmont Place has been taped off and is not currently accessible.

We will be working over the next few days to do a full assessment of the situation and determine a timeline/plan for re-opening.

Unfortunately, we will be closed until further notice. Please stay tuned to Facebook, Instagram and our web site for updates.

Two more things:

1. Thank you to the Crozet Fire Department for springing into action and working on Christmas to minimize damage to the building.

2. Please keep in mind the other small businesses impacted that operated out of Piedmont Place: Smoked Kitchen and Tap, Morsel Compass, Blue Ridge Bottle Shop, Carolina Obando Beauty, Elemental Salon, and Newtown Fitness.

Thanks for your ongoing support – we can’t wait to get back to serving you amazing ice cream!

Drink it Forward – For Crozet Park

Thursday, 12 April 2018.

Beer at Rooftop.

For Charity. (and community)

Tip: Ride a bike or walk. It’s going to be 75º at 6pm tomorrow.

Each month Nest Realty hosts a social soiree to benefit a different organization or charity. This month we’ve teamed up with Piedmont Place to benefit Claudius Crozet Park, Inc.

Thursday, April 12th, starting at 5:30pm, we’ll have a keg tapped and flowing at The Rooftop Crozet. All you have to do is ask for the Nest keg! We’ll have a donation box available that you can drop a $5, $10 or $20, if so moved.



*real estate disclosure: many readers know that I am a realtor and Partner at Nest Realty