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Virginia ABC Receives Two Real Estate Awards for New Facilities in Hanover County

Virginia ABC and the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) received two awards for the new headquarters and distribution center in Hanover County completed in 2021. In April, ABC/DGS received an award for Best Industrial Project from the Greater Richmond Association of Commercial Real Estate, and in May, both were awarded the 2022 Impact Award from the Richmond Real Estate Group.

“As an authority, we were able to adopt a unique approach for the project, partnering with the Department of General Services to utilize a turnkey RFP process allowing private sector businesses to bring creative solutions to our stated needs,” ABC CEO Travis Hill explained. “The new headquarters and distribution center will accommodate the authority’s future growth as we evolve to meet customer demand and generate revenue for the commonwealth. We are now equipped with an open and efficient workspace for all our employees and are pleased to be a part of Hanover County’s development.”

DGS Director Joe Damico added, “We were pleased to bring the whole of DGS to this partnership with ABC, from our real estate professionals and construction project managers on the ground, to the support teams who helped guide this project toward completion. This partnership and the resulting new headquarters and distribution center will have a true impact on ABC operations and services to its customers for years to come.”

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Virginia ABC Receives Best Practices Award

Being an alcohol industry leader in retail, technology, education and enforcement has earned Virginia ABC the Overall Best Practices Award from StateWays magazine, the only national magazine devoted to the issues and subjects that affect the 17 states and multiple local jurisdictions where government manages the sale and distribution of distilled spirits at the wholesale level. StateWays recognized Virginia ABC for innovations in six categories: Best Consumer Education Program, Best Technology Innovation, Best Retail Innovation, Best Stakeholder Outreach Program and Best On-Premise Partnership. ABC received the annual award in October 2021 during the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association’s Administrators Conference.

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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. 

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