The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Authority opened its first new store in 2019 at 150 Central Park Avenue in the Town Center of Virginia Beach. A grand opening event will be held at the store on Monday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m.
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, along with store staff and local special guests. The first 25 customers will receive a gift.
“Virginia Beach is fast-growing and we are excited to open this newest store conveniently located right off I-264,” said Hill. “The store will cater to locals and visitors traveling through the area.”
This is Virginia ABC’s 375th store. Currently more than 92 percent of Virginia’s population lives within 10 minutes of an ABC store.
The new store measures 3,285 square feet and its product selection spans 1,452 items, including 270 vodkas, 264 bourbons, 108 brandies, 144 rums and 90 varieties of tequilas, scotches and minis. The store manager may customize this selection to cater to local preferences.
The store employs two 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 7 p.m. on Sunday.
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 375 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 85th year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its vision of bringing good spirits and excellent service to Virginia.
New Virginia Beach Store Opens