The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announces the opening of its new Chesterfield County store located at 201 Stonebridge Plaza Ave. in the Stonebridge Shopping Center.
A grand opening event is planned for 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 24. ABC Commissioners and special guests will attend this ribbon cutting ceremony before the store opens to the public at 10 a.m.
“ABC strategically chose the Stonebridge Shopping Center to meet market demands and better serve the growing population in North Chesterfield,” said Wilson Jones, director of retail operations
The Stonebridge store, situated in the former Cloverleaf Mall location, is the 8th store in Chesterfield County. The nearest ABC store is located in the City of Richmond at 7036 Forest Hill Ave.
The store measures 3,600 square feet, carries approximately 1,320 items and will employ seven people. Store hours will be 10 a.m.− 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1− 6 p.m. Sunday.
“We're eager to welcome customers, answer their questions and fulfill special requests,” said Jones. “As we get to know customers in this area we will adjust the store’s product mix to accommodate their tastes.”
In celebration of ABC’s 80th anniversary year, the first 80 customers Monday 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.
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.7 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 346 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 16,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Now in its 80th year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.
ABC Opens New Store in Growing North Chesterfield Market