The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store at 209 Village Ave. in Kiln Creek is moving less than a quarter of a mile to 5055-D Victory Blvd. The retail outlet, which is one of four stores in York County, will be closed for five days during the transition.
The store, which has been in its current location for 15 years, will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, and will open in the new location at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22.
“The Yorktown ABC store is moving to a space directly on the main highway,” said Virginia ABC Director of Retail Operations Wilson Jones. “This offers better visibility and gives patrons easier access to the store, therefore improving each customer's shopping experience.”
The new space has been completely renovated to include updated countertops, fixtures and fresh paint, which creates an inviting atmosphere and enhanced environment for patrons. It will carry more than 1,500 distilled spirits, Virginia wines and mixers. 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.
During the closure, nearby Virginia ABC stores located in Newport News at 309-A Oyster Point Road, 621 Stoney Creek Lane and 619 Pilot House Drive, and the store in Grafton at 5226 George Washington Highway, will be open for business.
For customer convenience, a searchable list of Virginia ABC’s 353 stores—including brands and quantities of spirits available at each location—can be found on the agency’s updated website (www.abc.virginia.gov). Customers may also order spirits online for delivery to the store of their choice.
“This Yorktown location is already one of the top 100 Virginia ABC stores for overall sales in the state,” Jones said. “With the relocation and the enhancements, we expect the location to continue to prosper.”
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 353 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.
Small Move for Yorktown ABC Store Will Have Big Impact on Customer Access