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.”