The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is preparing to stretch out a bit in Central Garage. At 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 1, Virginia ABC will close its 4915 Tappahannock Highway store and reopen next door at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 4917 Tappahannock Highway.
The new space offers 2,400 square feet—a full 1,000 square feet more retail space than its current location next door.
Customers will continue to find the distilled spirits and mixers they currently enjoy, but with greater ease. The new store will also include a full selection of Virginia-made products, rounding out the product offering to more than 740 items for sale.
In fiscal year 2016, the retail outlet sold nearly 85,500 bottles generating $1,229,193 in gross sales.
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 two-day transition, shoppers can purchase spirits at Virginia ABC outlets located at 7057 Mechanicsville Turnpike or 9502 Chamberlayne Road, both about 14 miles away in Mechanicsville.
“The store’s new space will certainly provide a pleasant shopping experience,” said Director of Retail Operations Wilson Jones. “We look forward to serving Central Garage and nearby Aylett residents in a more spacious retail location.”
For customer convenience, a searchable list of Virginia ABC’s 362 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 location 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 362 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.
Virginia ABC’s Central Garage Store Will Move