Governor Northam announced today that local government buildings within the Peninsula Health District are closed to the public for two weeks in response to a COVID-19 outbreak. This includes the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York.
In keeping with the decision of local governments to close their offices, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) will temporarily close its Hampton Regional Enforcement Office located at 4907 W. Mercury Boulevard to the public until further notice. ABC special agents will continue to provide support to licensees and answer questions. Anyone with pending business at this office should call (757) 825-7830 during normal business hours (8:15 a.m.–5 p.m.) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Residents may apply for one-day banquet and special event licenses online at www.abc.virginia.gov
In the event of an urgent application or license matter, individuals should call one of the neighboring regional enforcement offices below to determine if an in-person visit is necessary.
Chesapeake Regional Office
1103 South Military Highway, Chesapeake
Richmond Regional Office
Boulders II, 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 101, North Chesterfield
Virginia ABC stores remain open during normal business hours. Decisions to close stores or reduce hours will be made on a case-by-case basis. ABC has procedures in place to temporarily close individual stores if employee absences prevent from properly staffing a store. Customers are encouraged to call their store ahead of time to confirm it is open.
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $2.2 billion to the general fund in the last five years. Virginia ABC currently operates 388 state stores, and provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 18,000 ABC licensed establishments. Now marking its 86th year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its vision of bringing good spirits and excellent service to Virginia.
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