Virginia ABC reached another milestone in the relocation of its headquarters and warehouse when it officially broke ground February 4 on a 40-acre site in Hanover County.
Governor Ralph Northam and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran joined ABC Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill and more than 75 guests, including reporters from eight local media outlets, to recognize the commencement of construction for the authority’s 315,000-square-foot warehouse and 95,000-square-foot headquarters.
Each leader offered remarks before joining ABC board members, employees and other dignitaries to turn the ceremonial first shovelfuls of dirt.
Virginia ABC’s existing facility, at 2901 Hermitage Road in Richmond, has been in operation since 1971. The 292,285-square-foot warehouse holds an average inventory of $51-$62 million in distilled spirits, Virginia wine and non-alcoholic mixers for distribution to 386 stores across the commonwealth. The warehouse receives and ships between 22,000 to more than 30,000 cases of distilled spirits a day, operating at 100% capacity.
Completion of the new Hanover facility, which is dependent on many variables, is expected as early as summer 2021.