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New Season, New Location for Chesapeake ABC Store

June 17, 2016

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Kathleen Shaw - (804) 213-4640
Email: kathleen.shaw@abc.virginia.gov

New Season, New Location for Chesapeake ABC Store

Just in time for summer, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will relocate one of its Chesapeake stores to a more convenient location for shoppers. The retail outlet at 1620 Cedar Road will close on Sunday, June 19, at 6 p.m. and open in the Cahoon Commons shopping center at 648 Grassfield Parkway beginning Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m.

The new store will increase in size by more than 600 square feet -- from 2,400 at the old location to more than 3,000 square feet at the new one. Customers will also find the distilled spirits, mixers and Virginia wines they enjoy, with an increase in product selection to more than 1,375 items for sale.

The store’s operating hours will remain the same, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. As a result of legislation passed by the General Assembly last session, beginning July 3, Sunday sales hours will expand an additional hour, from noon to 6 p.m.

“The move to a fresh space in Cahoon Commons provides an opportunity to be more accessible to our customers and to offer an enhanced shopping experience,” said Director of Retail Operations Wilson Jones. “We look forward to serving Chesapeake and its visitors in our convenient and brand-new retail location.”

During the three-day transition when the store will be closed, shoppers can purchase spirits at nearby Virginia ABC outlets located at 1434 Sams Drive and 237 Battlefield Blvd., both in Chesapeake.

For customer convenience, a searchable list of Virginia ABC’s 359 stores—including brands and quantities of spirits available at each location—can be found on the agency’s 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 359 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 17,000 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 83rd year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.

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