The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store in the Valley Shopping Center in Nellysford will close on Wednesday, August 16, for remodeling. The project, which is expected to take three weeks to complete, will include the installation of new store fixtures, the addition of more than 800 linear feet of shelving to accommodate the store’s expanded product offerings, new flooring and other interior upgrades.
What: Virginia ABC store remodeling
When: Wednesday, August 16, at 6 p.m. through Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m.
Where: Valley Shopping Center, 2819 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford
Customers have been purchasing distilled spirits at this store, located about 10 miles from Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort, since 1984. In fiscal year 2016, the store—one of two in Nelson County—sold more than 9,000 gallons of products generating just over $725,000 in gross sales. With the addition of new shelves, the store will expand its product offerings to include more than 400 new items representing every category of distilled spirits.
During the extended closure, customers can shop nearby for distilled spirits at ABC stores located at Lovingston Plaza Shopping Center, 77 Callohill Drive, in Lovingston and Coyner Park Shopping Center, 125 Lucy Lane, in Waynesboro.
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 368 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.