For the past two decades, restaurant owners, distillers, vineyard owners and the occasional caterer and father of the bride looking for help with Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Authority licenses in Charlottesville have found ready assistance at the agency’s Bureau of Law Enforcement regional office on Natural Resources Drive. This week, the office has found a new home.
The hub for Virginia ABC’s Enforcement Bureau in nine counties—Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock and the City of Charlottesville—has relocated its operations to 630 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 260 in Charlottesville.
The new, 4,651-square-foot location includes nine office spaces, to accommodate the region’s five enforcement special agents, Special Agent in Charge Joseph Cannon, an administrative staff member and part-time evidence custodian. Additional office space is carved out for visiting enforcement agents and private meetings.
The new regional office, which is conveniently located in the Pantops area, also provides a waiting area for customers and a multi-purpose area that will be used for trainings, hearings and meetings for ABC enforcement, local law enforcement and other state agencies.
“This location provides the much needed space and amenities to serve Charlottesville and is easily accessible to the public, community and travelers from Richmond with plenty of parking and a more professional environment,” said Cannon.
Virginia ABC’s Bureau of Law Enforcement has nine regional offices and one satellite office that serve as points of contact for citizens and licensees. To contact the new regional office to inquire about license applications, renewals or other enforcement issues, call (434) 977-2974 or fax (434) 977-4772.
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $2.1 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 374 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 18,000 ABC licensed establishments. 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 vision of bringing good spirits and excellent service to Virginia.