To start the new year, one of two Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) stores in the city of Falls Church is moving approximately a half a mile from its current location. The retail outlet, previously at 1212 West Broad St., will open in its new location in the Metro West Center Shopping Center at 7121 Leesburg Pike beginning Jan. 7 at noon.
The move will not affect the Northern Virginia location’s extensive product selection. With more than 1,500 items, customers will be able to find the distilled spirits, mixers and Virginia wines they enjoy. The store’s operating hours will also remain the same: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
“Moving into a fresh space in a brand new shopping center near many developing residential communities presented a positive growth opportunity for us,” said Director of Retail Operations Wilson Jones. “The new countertops, fixtures, flooring and paint in the store will create a more inviting atmosphere for patrons and enrich each customer's shopping experience.”
The Falls Church store had been in the West Broad Street location for more than a decade. In fiscal year 2015, it sold nearly 27,000 gallons of product generating more than $2.4 million in gross sales.
The retail outlet will be closed for several days during the transition. For that short period, customers can shop at nearby Virginia ABC stores located at 167 Hillwood Ave., 7263-B Arlington Blvd. or 8105 Lee Highway.
For customer convenience, a searchable list of Virginia ABC’s 355 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.
“By starting the year with a relocation and enhancements, we expect this Falls Church store to flourish in 2016,” Jones added.
###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 355 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.
New Year, New Location for Falls Church ABC Store