McLean residents and visitors who shop for distilled spirits are in for a treat, as the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is moving its McLean store to a brand-new space just across the street with an enhanced selection of exceptional and rare products usually only available by special order. The store at 1446 Chain Bridge Road will close on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. and open a day later on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. in its new location at 1445-B Chain Bridge Road.
The new store will increase in size by more than 300 square feet—from 3515 square feet at the previous location to 3,858 at the new one. Customers will continue to find the distilled spirits, mixers and Virginia wines they enjoy, but with a greater variety of distinctive products, including an additional 98 bourbons, 57 brandies and cognacs, several premium scotches and a full selection of Virginia-made products, rounding out the product offering to more than 2,000 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 noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
During the one-day transition on Monday, Aug. 29, shoppers can purchase spirits at nearby Virginia ABC outlets located at 7121 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church or 8413 Old Courthouse Road in Vienna.
“The store’s new selection of superior products was designed to accommodate the discerning tastes and preferences of our clientele in the McLean area,” said ABC Director of Retail Operations Wilson Jones. “We look forward to serving McLean and its visitors in our convenient and contemporary retail location.”
For customer convenience, a searchable list of Virginia ABC’s 360 stores—including brands and quantities of spirits available at each location—can be found on the agency’s website (www.abc.virginia.gov). The website’s “store locator” function will assist customers in finding neighboring stores where they may 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 360 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.
ABC’s McLean Store Turns ‘Special Order Store’ in Fresh Space Across the Street