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Virginia ABC Opens New Store in Boulevard Marketplace in Fairfax

December 04, 2017 – The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has opened a retail outlet at 10140 Fairfax Blvd.

Virginia ABC to Offer Van Winkle Series Products in Online Lottery

November 29, 2017 – Beginning Dec. 6, Virginia ABC will distribute several bourbons from the highly popular Van Winkle series through an online lottery

Virginia ABC Stores Closed Thanksgiving Day

November 16, 2017 – All Virginia ABC stores will be closed on Thursday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Virginia ABC to Bring Good Spirits with New “Door Buster Days” Discounts in Advance of the Holidays

November 09, 2017 – For the first time, ABC will offer shoppers the opportunity to save on "Door Buster Days" in mid-November.

Virginia ABC Stores Open on Veterans Day

November 08, 2017 – Virginia ABC stores will be open and observe normal operating hours on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11.

Virginia ABC Marks 19th Consecutive Record-Breaking Year for Sales

November 02, 2017 – Virginia ABC is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth.

2017 YADAPP Awards Grants to Support Virginia Youth Leadership Efforts to Prevent Alcohol Use

November 01, 2017 –

Collaborative effort between Virginia ABC and Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission results in moonshine bust

October 19, 2017 – Lee County man caught selling moonshine in Virginia and Tennessee.

Virginia ABC Stores in Onley, Oak Hall Undergoing Modernization Projects

October 18, 2017 – Two Accomack County Virginia ABC stores are getting fresh new looks this month

Miss Virginia Partners with Virginia ABC to Teach Students about Making Smart Choices

October 11, 2017 – Miss Virginia will share her message about making smart choices with elementary school students across the Commonwealth.


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Style Guidelines

We would appreciate members of the news media observing these style guidelines in any content that refers to the agency.

The full name of the agency is the “Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.” 
When shortening the name, please use “Virginia ABC” or “ABC.”
Virginia ABC is an executive branch agency of the Commonwealth. In reference to Virginia ABC, please use the term “agency,” rather than “commission” or “department.”
The agency is governed by the Virginia ABC Board made up of three commissioners. However, the agency as a whole is not designated by the term “ABC Board,” which refers only to the executive body.