PLEASE NOTE: Virginia ABC stores will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.
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Virginia ABC Stores Closing at 6 p.m. on Memorial Day

May 22, 2017 – All 365 Virginia ABC stores are closing at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

New Location for Williamsburg ABC Store

May 17, 2017 – The retail outlet is moving to 4640-6 Monticello Ave., just a few doors down from the current retail space in the shopping center.

Virginia ABC Holding Grand Opening for Newest Store in Newport News

May 15, 2017 – To celebrate the agency’s 365th store, citizens are invited to the grand opening ceremony at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 18.

New Products Arrive on Virginia ABC Store Shelves

May 04, 2017 – Customers can celebrate the arrival 29 new distilled spirits, Virginia wines and mixers.

Virginia ABC to Offer Rare Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Bourbon Through Lottery Program

May 03, 2017 – Customers can enter a lottery for the chance to purchase one of ten available bottles from 9 a.m. on May 10 to 9 a.m. on May 12.

Special Virginia Wines, a Vineyard Vacation Sweepstakes Shine Light on Virginia’s Vineyard Month

April 13, 2017 – Virginia ABC is proud to support the state’s widely acclaimed wine industry with two special promotions.

Virginia ABC Stores Closed Easter Sunday

April 10, 2017 – All 364 locations will be closed on Sunday, April 16. Retail outlets are open regular hours on Saturday, April 15, and Monday, April 17.

Virginia ABC’s Waynesboro Store Closes Briefly for Renovation

March 22, 2017 – The retail outlet at 125 Lucy Lane will close for one week while a brand-new floor is installed in the 2,900-square-foot location.

Virginia ABC Store in Stephens City Makes Small Move for Bigger Space

March 08, 2017 – The store will reopen on March 16 in freestanding building at 240 Elizabeth Drive, just across the parking lot from the former location.

Statement on the Passage of House Bill 1842 and the Sale of Higher Proof, Neutral Grain Spirits

March 08, 2017 – When HB 1842 goes into effect, Virginia ABC will handle requests to sell higher proof, neutral grain spirits through the regular selection process.

Media Contacts

During Business Hours

Communications Mailbox
(804) 213-4413


Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday Mornings

Valerie Hubbard
(804) 204-2327


Mondays, Thursday Afternoons and Fridays

Carol Mawyer
(804) 219-2022


After Hours and Weekends

Becky Gettings
(804) 201-7836

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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.