Stafford residents have a fifth location to purchase spirits now that a new Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Authority store has opened at 50 North Stafford Complex Center. A grand opening celebration will be held at the store at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2.
The public is invited to join the ceremony which will include brief remarks, a ribbon cutting, light refreshments and informal store tours. Virginia ABC Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill will attend the opening, as well as store staff and special local guests. The first 25 customers will receive a gift.
“Stafford extends beyond just the I-95 corridor, and we expect this new location west of the interstate will better serve the area,” Hill said. “The store also provides a convenient option for purchasing spirits while the store in nearby Doc Stone Commons is temporarily closed for remodeling.”
This is Virginia ABC’s 372nd store. Currently more than 92 percent of Virginia’s population lives within 10 minutes of an ABC store.
The new store measures 2,800 square feet and its product selection spans 1,700 items, including 308 vodkas, 316 bourbons, 178 cordials, 165 rums and 142 tequilas. The store manager may customize this selection to cater to local preferences.
The store employs six sales associates, two lead sales associates and a store manager. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $2 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 372 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 18,000 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 84th year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.
New Stafford Store Opens