Two Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) stores in the Valley will get fresh looks next week. Stores located at 380 Gateway Drive in Winchester’s Gateway Shopping Center and 786 Shopping Center Road in Strasburg will close briefly for renovations.
Virginia ABC will close the Strasburg location at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, and plans to reopen the store at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 21. The Winchester store will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 17, and reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 22. Renovations to both stores include the installation of new flooring.
“We feel that these renovations will enhance customer satisfaction in Strasburg and Winchester,” said Wilson Jones, Director of Retail Operations. “Renovations like these are key to boosting the quality of the shopping experience.”
While the Strasburg location is closed, customers can shop at nearby Virginia ABC stores located at 135 Crooked Run Plaza in Front Royal and 240 Elizabeth Drive in Stephens City. Customers at the Winchester store can find spirits in ABC stores at 182 Delco Plaza; Cooper's Plaza, 3 West Jubal Early Drive; and Stonewall Plaza Shopping Center, 160 Rivendell Court; all in Winchester during the temporary closure.
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 367 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.