Carrollton residents will no longer have to drive to Windsor or Smithfield for their favorite spirits as the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has opened a new store in the Eagle Harbor Shopping Center at 13478 Carrollton Blvd., marking the third ABC store in Isle of Wight County.
Residents are invited to attend a grand opening celebration for the new Carrollton store on Monday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. Virginia ABC Commissioner Judy Napier will offer welcoming remarks, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and light refreshments.
“Our agency is proud to provide this shopping convenience to Carrollton residents in response to customer requests,” said Napier. Currently 98 percent of Virginia’s population resides within 10 minutes of an ABC store.
The new Carrollton store measures 1,328 square feet, carries nearly 1,800 items and employs seven people. As customers purchase spirits and express preferences, the store manager will customize the product mix to accommodate favorites.
In recognition of Virginia ABC’s 80th anniversary year, the first 80 customers will receive a free non-alcoholic gift.
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 350 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 celebrating its 80th anniversary, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.
Virginia ABC Opens its First Store in Carrollton