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Virginia ABC on the move construction site

Construction Continues on New ABC Headquarters and Distribution Center in Hanover County

Despite the pandemic, construction of ABC’s new headquarters and distribution center in Hanover County remains on schedule. At 315,000 square feet, the new distribution center will provide ample room for all of the products ABC carries, and will allow for future growth and expanding capabilities, especially in the e-commerce space.

The three-story headquarters building will have a contemporary design with 95,000 square feet for ABC's growing workforce. In summer 2021, ABC will prepare to leave the existing warehouse and central office in Richmond, facilities the authority has occupied for over 40 years. Relocating will allow for continued growth as a modern retailer, enhanced service and selection for customers, and increased revenues to support various programs across the commonwealth.

Stateways Awards

ABC Receives Two National Awards

Virginia ABC was honored Fall 2020 with two awards for its innovation and excellence in marketing and logistics initiatives over the past year by StateWays Magazine, a national industry publication for alcohol control states. It is an unprecedented win as the magazine usually does not give multiple awards to one agency. Virginia ABC received the Best Retail Innovation award for its 2019 September Spirits Month promotion, in partnership with the Virginia Distillers Association, and the Best Distribution Innovation award for its Supplier and Carrier Scorecard initiatives.


Virginia ABC store associates in masks during COVID-19

Virginia ABC Implements Measures to Ensure Safety for Customers and Employees

Virginia ABC has taken actions to ensure the safety of its employees, customers and to assist our licensee community in what is a challenging time for all. ABC store hours have been reduced across the commonwealth to allow staff time to thoroughly clean and disinfect. Stores are stocked with masks, gloves, face shields and hand sanitizer, and Plexiglas barriers have been installed at each store register to ensure a safe shopping experience for all. These actions and others have allowed Virginia ABC to continue serving its vital role to the commonwealth while taking every necessary precaution to keep our employees and customers safe.

Read more about ABC's safety measures.
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.


As a revenue-generating agency of the commonwealth, we do not rely on state funding. During budget difficulties or economic downturns, Virginia ABC is less susceptible to furloughs or layoffs. Learn about job opportunities.