Customers purchasing distilled spirits in Lawrenceville have traveled to the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store located at 302 New Hicks St. since the retail outlet opened in June 1962. Starting this month, shoppers will make purchases at the new Virginia ABC retail outlet at 93 Brunswick Square Court, less than two miles away.
Virginia ABC’s Brunswick County store will close at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, at its current location and reopen in the new space at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 22.
“The move is small in distance, but it will have a big impact on the visibility of the store and the customer experience,” said Director of Retail Operations Wilson Jones. “Moving into a shopping center near many popular retail businesses will make it more convenient for customers who need to visit several stores on their shopping trip. In addition, patrons will be very pleased with the complete modernization of the store, including new countertops, fixtures, flooring, paint and an enhanced layout.”
The new Lawrenceville store will have a slightly smaller stockroom but will feature nearly 300 square feet of additional space on the sales floor. The location change will not affect the product selection. With more than 700 items, customers will be able to find the distilled spirits, mixers and Virginia wines they enjoy. Operating hours will remain the same: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
During the four-day closure, customers can shop at the Virginia ABC store located in Emporia or South Hill.
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).
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. ABC is committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.
After Half-Century in Current Location, Lawrenceville ABC Store Moving