The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store at 836 Eden Way North in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake is remodeling to accommodate the surge in customers and restaurants purchasing spirits from that location. The Crossways Shopping Center store will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 12. It is scheduled to reopen on Sunday, June 28, at 1 p.m.
Virginia ABC is remodeling the store to create a more inviting atmosphere for patrons. New countertop designs will produce a more open floor plan than the current layout. In addition, the paint, flooring and shelves will all be upgraded.
The enhanced environment will not only enrich each customer's shopping experience, comfort and safety, but it will also better accommodate the influx in restaurant and walk-in business. From fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2014, the number of gallons sold at the store increased more than 18% and adjusted net profit increased nearly $216,000.
When the Greenbrier store reopens, it will have more than 1,400 products available for customers. The location’s operating hours will remain the same: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
The enhancements Virginia ABC is making to the Chesapeake store will make it the most modernized of the eight stores located within city limits. During the two-week-long closure, nearby Chesapeake ABC stores—located at 1434 Sam’s Drive and 1103 S. Military Highway—are open for business.
Customers may use Virginia ABC’s newly updated website (www.abc.virginia.gov) to search for ABC stores, determine the availability of products at any of the 351 retail locations and order spirits online for delivery to a local store.
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 351 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. ABC is committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.
Chesapeake ABC Store Remodeling to Accommodate Increased Traffic from Area Growth