A new Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store opening in Chester next week makes it easier for customers traveling along Route 10 in eastern Chesterfield County to shop for spirits. The retail outlet, located at 13113 River’s Bend Blvd., brings the number of Virginia ABC stores in the state to 358.
To celebrate the new store, Virginia ABC will host a grand opening ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Citizens are invited to join Virginia ABC Chairman Jeffrey Painter and special guests at the event, which will include brief remarks, a ribbon cutting, photos and informal store tours followed by refreshments. The first 25 customers will receive a free gift.
“Virginia ABC is excited about the retail opportunity in Chester and pleased to be at the forefront of providing customer service and convenience,” said Chairman Painter. “We are always seeking new locations to make our extensive product selection available for Virginia shoppers.”
The River’s Bend store is the third to open in 2016 and the 11th store in Chesterfield County. The 3,033-square-foot location will offer more than 1,300 products, including 252 bourbon items, 304 vodka items and a wide selection of Virginia-made wine and spirits. As shoppers make purchases and express their preferences, the manager will refine and customize the store’s product mix to accommodate customer favorites.
The store will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
“New interior elements such as flooring, paint, ceiling tiles, lighting and counters will create an inviting atmosphere for patrons,” Painter added. “I think Chesterfield residents have been waiting for this store’s arrival for some time and will respond positively to having a new store in their area.”
For customer convenience, a searchable list of Virginia ABC’s 358 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 select 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 358 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. Now marking its 82nd year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.
Chesterfield County Gets New Virginia ABC Store