The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store at 325 Four Leaf Lane in the Crozet area of Albemarle County reopened today after being closed since early September for construction necessary to expand into an adjacent space. The project nearly doubled the store’s size from 1,200 square feet to 2,200 square feet.
The growth allows the store to better accommodate the surge in Charlottesville and Waynesboro-area customers and restaurants purchasing spirits from the Shoppes of Clover Lawn location. It now carries 1,027 distilled spirits, Virginia wines and mixer products. While conducting expansion work, Virginia ABC refreshed the store with new countertops, fixtures and paint to create a more inviting atmosphere for patrons.
“The enhancements in the new space not only enrich each customer's shopping experience, but the extra square footage allows for a more extensive selection of items,” said Director of Retail Operations Wilson Jones. “The reopening comes just in time for our Black Friday sale and the holidays as customers stock up for family gatherings and look for gifts.”
The improvements Virginia ABC made to the Crozet store, which has been in that location since August 2010, will make it the agency’s most modernized store in the Charlottesville area. In fiscal year 2015, the Crozet store sold more than 18,000 gallons of product generating nearly $1.5 million in gross sales. The expanded location’s operating hours remain the same: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
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.
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.
Crozet ABC Store Reopens After Expansion, Offering Customers Enhanced Product Selection