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Virginia ABC Announces Store Holiday Hours

December 19, 2018 – Virginia ABC Stores to Observe Holiday Hours over Christmas and New Year's.

Virginia ABC’s Charlottesville Enforcement Office Moves

December 03, 2018 – Virginia ABC’s Charlottesville Enforcement Office Has Changed Location.

Van Winkle Products to be Offered through Virginia ABC’s Online Lottery

November 29, 2018 – Virginia ABC to Hold Online Lotteries for Highly Popular Van Winkle Bourbons

Virginia ABC Offering Liquor Gift Sets in Lynnhaven Mall Through December 31

November 15, 2018 – A new Virginia ABC kiosk is now open at Lynnhaven Mall.

Virginia ABC Offering Liquor Gift Sets in Two Northern Virginia Malls Through December 31

November 08, 2018 – New Virginia ABC kiosks in Tysons Corner Center and Dulles Town Center through Dec. 31.

Virginia ABC Stores Open on Veterans Day

November 08, 2018 – Virginia ABC Stores will observe normal operating hours on Nov. 11 and 12.

Virginia ABC Offering Liquor Gift Sets in Two Richmond Area Malls Through December 31

November 07, 2018 – Now to Dec. 31, Virginia ABC will feature a limited selection of high-end, boxed liquors in the Chesterfield Towne Center and Short Pump Town Center.

Virginia ABC Raising the Bar with Door Buster Days, New “Spirited Thursdays” Holiday Promotions

October 22, 2018 – Starting in November, Virginia ABC is raising the bar for the holiday season by offering several discounts and promotions in stores and online.

New, Larger Location for Leesburg ABC Store

October 18, 2018 – Leesburg ABC store now open after relocating to a larger space.

Virginia ABC Executive Receives Alcohol Regulation Leadership Award

October 11, 2018 – Authority Deputy Secretary wins award from the Center for Alcohol Policy.


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