Elkton residents and visitors who shop for distilled spirits can look forward to a brand-new retail experience, as the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is moving its Elkton store to a more convenient location less than a mile away. The ABC store at 14817 Spotswood Trail will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, and reopen at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, at 130 Downey Knolls Drive.
The new store will nearly double in size, from 1,225 to 2,326 square feet, expanding the retail floor space and storage area. Customers will continue to find the distilled spirits, mixers and Virginia wines they enjoy, with an additional focus on bourbon and Virginia-made products, rounding out the total number of items for sale to more than 1,000.
The store’s operating hours will remain the same: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
During the four-day transition, shoppers can purchase spirits at nearby Virginia ABC retail outlets, including 2035 E. Market St., Harrisonburg, and 1412 U.S. Highway 211 West, Luray.
“The new, free-standing building will have greater visibility for those driving along U.S. Route 33,” said ABC Chairman Jeffrey Painter. “I think patrons will be pleased with the convenient location and enjoy the efficient layout and enhanced shopping experience. We look forward to serving Elkton and its visitors at this new location.”
Since the McAuliffe administration took office in January 2014, Virginia ABC has opened 25 new stores, relocated 29 and remodeled 46 in an effort to enhance customer service and convenience.
A searchable list of Virginia ABC’s 364 stores—including brands and quantities of spirits available at each location—can be found on the agency’s newly updated website (www.abc.virginia.gov). The website’s “store locator” function will assist customers in finding neighboring stores where they can 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 $1.9 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 364 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.