The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) will reduce operating hours at 24 ABC stores located in the Peninsula Health District beginning Friday, March 20, in response to a COVID-19 outbreak in this area. This includes stores located in the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York.
Starting Friday, ABC’s peninsula area stores (listed below) will be open from noon to 7 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. Additional store personnel will be available to assist customers and licensed businesses during these hours. ABC’s remaining 364 stores located throughout the state are not impacted.
“The health and safety of our extended community remain our priority. Like many other retailers, we are adjusting our business practices to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus,” said Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill. “We ask that customers aid in following Governor Northam’s recommendation to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and limit visits to ABC stores.”
Customers can reduce time spent in stores by shopping online at www.abc.virginia.gov
. After placing an order, customers can pick up their purchases at their selected store.
“Virginia ABC is the sole retailer of distilled spirits for the public and licensed businesses in the commonwealth. We have a responsibility to our partners, particularly in the hospitality industry,” said Hill. “Our operations affect their business. We will do our best to ensure they have access to our products.”
ABC continues to monitor information coming from the Centers for Disease Control, the Virginia Department of Health and Governor Northam’s office regarding COVID-19. Future decisions related to ABC store operations will consider guidance from these official sources and will be implemented on a case-by-case basis.
Beginning March 20, the following ABC stores will be open from noon to 7 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice:
39 W. Mercury Blvd. (Store 92)
61 N. Mallory St. (Store 112)
4909 W. Mercury Blvd. (Store 244)
2078 Nickerson Blvd., Suite 5 (Store 250)
3831 Kecoughtan Road (Store 258)
19 Towne Center Way (Store 265)
2400 Cunningham Drive (Store 282)
3099 Jefferson Ave., Suite 100 (Store 158)
619 Pilot House Drive (Store 217)
55 Hidenwood Shopping Center (Store 272)
309-A Oyster Point Road (Store 340)
621 Stoney Creek Lane (Store 341)
10872 Warwick Blvd. (Store 342)
980 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. (Store 420)
14272 Warwick Blvd. (Store 422)
4640-6 Monticello Ave. (Store 148)
1244 Richmond Road (Store 320)
801-F Merrimac Trail (Store 335)
1480-3C Quarterpath Road (Store 381)
York, Poquoson and James City
5226 George Washington Memorial Highway, Unit 9, Grafton (Store 290)
6497 Centerville Road, Suite 306, Williamsburg (Lightfoot) (Store 48)
5005-D Victory Blvd., Yorktown (Store 222)
475 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson (Store 382)
201 Tradesman Way, Yorktown (Store 417)
Beginning March 16, ABC’s Bureau of Law Enforcement closed its Hampton Regional Enforcement Office, located at 4907 W. Mercury Boulevard, to the public. ABC special agents continue to provide support to businesses and individuals via phone and email.
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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