Until now, Rustburg residents had to drive to Lynchburg to purchase spirits, but that changes as the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control opens the town’s first ABC store at 1051 Village Highway in the Rustburg Marketplace Shopping Center.
To celebrate the opening of Rustburg’s first store, Virginia ABC is hosting a grand opening at the location on Wednesday, September 2, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will include brief remarks from Virginia ABC Commissioner Judy Napier, a ribbon cutting, informal store tours and refreshments.
Community members are invited to attend the grand opening celebration. The first 25 customers who make a purchase on September 2 will receive a free non-alcoholic gift.
“Opening our newest store in Rustburg is part of our commitment to ensure that Virginians don’t have far to travel before they are able to purchase and responsibly enjoy our wide selection of products,” said Napier.
The 2,400-square-foot store employs six people. It carries more than 1,100 products, including more than 280 vodka and 180 bourbon items as well as a selection of Virginia-made wine and spirits. As shoppers make purchases and express their preferences, the store manager will refine and customize the product mix at the store to accommodate customer favorites. The location’s operating hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Virginia ABC operates more than 350 stores in the commonwealth. The agency has opened 80 stores in the last 10 years and has plans to open additional stores based on market research, customer demand and available locations. Currently 98 percent of Virginia’s population resides within 10 minutes of an ABC store.
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 retail location 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.
Public Invited to Grand Opening of Rustburg’s First Virginia ABC Store