After a nine-month dry spell, Mount Vernon residents once again have their own ABC store. The state store, which closed in July 2012 when the lease at its former Mount Vernon Plaza location expired, reopened last week in the Mount Vernon Square Shopping Center, 7469-7471 Richmond Highway.
The new location was strategically chosen to meet market demands and better serve the Mount Vernon market. Prior to reopening the Mount Vernon store, the closest ABC store was in the Shoppers Penn Daw Plaza Shopping Center in Alexandria.
The store measures 3,200 square feet, carries approximately 1,227 items and will employ six people: a manager, assistant manager, two lead sales associates and two clerks.
“We're eager to welcome customers, answer their questions, fulfill special requests and, ultimately, adjust the store’s product mix to accommodate their tastes,” said Wilson Jones, director of retail operations.
Regular store hours will be 10 a.m.−9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1−6 p.m. Sunday. The first 25 customers will receive a free, non-alcoholic gift.
ABC has opened 80 stores in the last 10 years and plans to open 20 more in the next three years. Currently 98 percent of Virginia’s population resides within 10 minutes of an ABC store. Store locations and relocations are strategically chosen to meet market demands and better serve the people of the commonwealth.
Mount Vernon ABC Store to Reopen