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Alexandria Store Closes for Remodeling

July 20, 2017 – The 2,400-square-foot location will be closed from Saturday, July 22, to Monday, August 7, for an extensive remodeling.

Virginia ABC COO Travis Hill Elected to National Conference of State Liquor Administrators Committee

July 19, 2017 – Hill will serve for one year as vice chairman of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators Committee's Northern region.

Deputy Secretary of Education Nathalie Molliet-Ribet Kicks Off Virginia ABC’s Youth Leadership and Alcohol Prevention Program

July 13, 2017 – The Deputy Secretary will deliver a message about the importance of the YADAPP program and safe, healthy school environments.

Virginia ABC Renovating Stores in Strasburg and Winchester

July 12, 2017 – Stores located at 380 Gateway Drive in Winchester and 786 Shopping Center Road in Strasburg will get fresh looks next week.

Virginia ABC-Related Legislation Takes Effect on July 1

June 27, 2017 – There are many business-friendly legislative updates important to Virginia ABC and its stakeholders.

Virginia ABC Announces Store Hours for July 4

June 27, 2017 – Virginia ABC stores will open as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, July 4, but will close early at 6 p.m.

Virginia ABC to Open 366th Store in Newport News

June 15, 2017 – Virginia ABC will celebrate the newest store, located at 14272 Warwick Boulevard, with a grand opening on Tuesday, June 20, at 1 p.m.

Virginia ABC’s Forest Store to Close for Renovation

June 09, 2017 – The Graves Mill Center location will close at 9 p.m. June 14 and reopen at 10 a.m. on July 6.

Virginia ABC Chairman Chosen for National Leadership Role

May 31, 2017 – Jeffrey Painter will serve as chairman-elect of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association board of directors.

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.


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The full name of the agency is the “Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.” 
When shortening the name, please use “Virginia ABC” or “ABC.”
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