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Virginia Beach ABC Store Closing for Renovation; Location to Become ABC’s Newest Premier Store

August 28, 2014

News Release Contact:

Kathleen Shaw - (804) 213-4640
Email: pubrel@abc.virginia.gov

Virginia Beach ABC Store Closing for Renovation; Location to Become ABC’s Newest Premier Store

  • Virginia Beach ABC store closing Aug. 31 for remodeling
  • Hilltop North location to reopen as a premier ABC store mid-November

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store located in the Hilltop North Shopping Center at 1612 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, will close Sunday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. for remodeling. Plans call for the location to reopen in mid-November as Virginia ABC’s newest premier store.

The licensee section of the store—which fills product orders for restaurants only—will remain open during construction from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

This Virginia Beach store will be completely remodeled to resemble the two other premier ABC stores that recently opened in Leesburg and Williamsburg. The retail space will be renovated with new flooring, ceiling, energy-efficient lighting, wall treatments, product displays and a tasting area. In addition to the new structural and design elements, the store will also feature a theme that reflects the culture and unique characteristics of its coastal location.

When the remodel is complete, the premier store will measure more than 6,000 square feet, double the average footprint of a Virginia ABC store, and carry nearly 1,800 items. As customers purchase spirits and express their preferences, store managers may customize the product variety to accommodate customer favorites.

During the renovation, customers may shop at the following ABC locations close to the Hilltop North Shopping Center store:

  • 405 30th St., Virginia Beach
  • 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach
  • 2973 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach

A searchable list of all ABC stores can be found at Find a Store.

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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.

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  • Virginia Beach ABC Store Closing for Renovation; Location to Become ABC’s Newest Premier Store