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Virginia ABC New Headquarters and Distribution Center

Virginia ABC's Headquarters and Distribution Center in Hanover County Now Complete

On June 21, Virginia ABC officially ushered in its new era with the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new headquarters and distribution center in Hanover County.

Governor Ralph Northam, Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran, Virginia ABC CEO Travis Hill and Virginia ABC Board Chair Maria Everett were on hand for the festivities, along with representatives and dignitaries from Department of General Services, Governor Northam’s cabinet, H&M Construction, Hanover County, the alcoholic beverage industry, former ABC Board members, Office of the Attorney General and Virginia ABC itself.

“Just 16 months ago, we broke ground just around the corner on this building,” Hill said. “The buildings here are an asset for the Commonwealth and their value can be found in the process it took to get here as well as the individuals to work here every day to create innovative solutions that improve the quality of our citizen’s lives through public safety, retail and revenue. Teammates of ABC—you will make this building special.”

Governor Northam, Secretary Moran, Hill and Everett led the group in cutting the ribbon on the new 96,000-square-foot headquarters and the 315,000-square-foot distribution center, officially designating it as Virginia ABC’s new home. It is the fourth headquarters building Virginia ABC has inhabited in its 87-year history.

“There were so many people who have made this a successful transition,” Hill said. “From conception to completion, this effort was inspired by the imagination and dedication of Virginia ABC employees.”

Stafford ABC store grand opening 2021

Newest Store's Grand Opening in Stafford

Virginia ABC recently celebrated the opening of its newest store in Stafford on Aug. 1, 2021, the first store opening celebration held since February 2020 due to COVID-19 protocols.

The store officially opened on July 21, 2021 and is the sixth store in Stafford County. It is the first store to open in the county since 2018, answering the need for a higher level of convenience to the more than 75,000 21-or-older people who live in the county.

Despite the pandemic, Virginia ABC continued to open new stores throughout the commonwealth to provide the best customer service to Virginia citizens. The store in Stafford was the ninth store to open since February 2020. 

Virginia ABC NLLEA Award 2020

Bureau of Law Enforcement Receives NLLEA Award

Sound governance, bold leadership, innovation, resourcefulness and community partnerships during an unprecedented year have earned the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) the Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency of the Year award from the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA). 

This is the third time Virginia ABC has received NLLEA’s Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency of the Year award. The Bureau previously won this award in 2017 and 2002.

Virginia ABC is governed by a part-time board consisting of a chairperson and four commissioners.
Virginia ABC works to ensure that adults of legal drinking age who choose to responsibly consume alcohol can do so in a safe environment that complies with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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