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New Store Opens in Dulles

August 28, 2017

News Release Contact:

Meghan McMahon - (804) 213-4640
Email: mehan.mcmahon@abc.virginia.gov

Newest Virginia ABC Store to Carry Entire Inventory

The store, located in Dulles, will host a grand opening ceremony on Aug. 31 at 12 p.m.

Just 10 miles from Dulles International Airport, which hosts 60,000 passengers traveling to 125 global destinations on a typical day, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has opened its newest store at 24570 Dulles Landing Drive. This Dulles location offers a unique shopping experience as the only store of its kind, carrying ABC’s complete inventory of more than 2,500 regular items as well as 460 special order items.

Virginia ABC will celebrate the new location with a grand opening event:

When:         Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Details:         The event will include brief remarks, a ribbon cutting, photos and informal store
                    tours. Additionally, attendees will get to sample the tropical Fishbowl cocktail, which is the
                    recipe of the week. Customers who purchase the Fishbowl ingredients will receive a
                    complimentary fishbowl glass, courtesy of one of Virginia ABC’s vendors.

“Northern Virginia is such a diverse and bustling area and we are proud to offer a product-offering to match,” said Virginia ABC Chairman Jeffrey Painter. “We are extremely excited to open this store and showcase the array of spirits available from Virginia ABC as well as the creativity of Virginia ABC employees.”

The store’s design features spirits for customers with refined tastes and will offer a Recipe of the Week display. Each Friday, the store will host a free, in-store tasting of the Recipe of the Week from 6 to 8 p.m. Customers who purchase products used in the recipe will be eligible to receive a complimentary gift.

“We are committed to providing excellent customer service every day, and the addition of this store designed specifically for the Northern Virginia market continues that commitment,” said Painter. “Customers will notice a different type of shopping experience in this Dulles store, as will licensees, who will have access to self-serve shopping, something Virginia ABC has not offered to licensees before.”

This is Virginia ABC’s 368th store. It measures 6,017 square feet and is one of the commonwealth’s largest stores. The location’s operating hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 to 6 p.m. on Sunday.


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 368 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 16,000 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. ABC is committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.


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