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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. 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 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.


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.