For customer convenience, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store located at 1246 Richmond Road in the Williamsburg Shopping Center is expanding its operating times by one hour on Friday and Saturday nights.
The location will now be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
“Customers approached ABC and asked that the store stay open later on weekend nights,” said Virginia ABC Director of Retail Operations Wilson Jones. “We are pleased to be able to accommodate this request.”
In March 2014, Virginia ABC marked its 80th year of operation by unveiling its new premier store design concept at the Williamsburg location. The flooring, lighting, wall treatments, product displays, bottle chandelier and tasting area offer a more enhanced shopping environment than traditional Virginia ABC stores. Customers have been particularly impressed with the reproduction vintage moonshine still display that pays homage to the early days of distilled spirits.
Virginia ABC has one other store in the city of Williamsburg at 1480 Quarterpath Road. That location is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
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 at www.abc.virginia.gov.
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.
Virginia ABC’s Premier Store in Williamsburg Extending Operating Hours