Warrenton residents will have a new retail outlet for purchasing distilled spirits, mixers and Virginia wine. On Thursday, May 20, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) will open a new store at 45 Main Street.
“We are excited to join the retail community of Warrenton with the opening of our newest store on Main Street,” said Virginia ABC Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill. “It is a beautiful, historic and vibrant town. We look forward to working as a partner alongside other retailers committed to supporting this much-beloved town center and to contributing to Warrenton’s thriving economy.”
This will be the second ABC store in Warrenton. The new store measures 2,290 square feet. The store’s product selection spans over 2,000 items, including 361 bourbons, 179 vodkas, 200 rums, 174 cordials and 172 tequilas.
The store employs three sales associates and one store manager who are eager to help customers find what they are looking for and discover new products. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Like most of ABC’s 394 stores across the commonwealth, the new Warrenton store will provide curbside service. After placing an online order at www.abc.virginia.gov, customers can opt for contactless pickup of spirits, Virginia wines and mixers the same day the order is placed, as long as the selected products are available in the store.
Throughout the pandemic, Virginia ABC has implemented safety measures in all its stores using retailer guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to include:
Given updated guidance from the CDC and Governor Northam regarding face masks, Virginia ABC stores no longer require face masks for fully vaccinated customers and employees. Fully vaccinated means more than two weeks have passed since receiving the second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or more than two weeks has passed after receiving a single dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson). Unvaccinated customers and employees will still be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering. For customers that are unvaccinated and unable to wear a mask, we suggest using curbside pickup or home delivery as an alternative to in-store shopping. Vaccines are available statewide and are recommended by the CDC for everyone aged 12 and older to stop the spread of COVID-19. If you have not yet made arrangements to get vaccinated, you can do so online at www.vaccinate.virginia.gov.
Customers are encouraged to visit Virginia ABC’s website at www.abc.virginia.gov to search for stores, determine the availability of products at any retail location and order spirits online for in-store or curbside pickup, or home delivery in select areas.
Per Virginia law, ABC’s profits from in-store and online retail sales are remitted each year to the commonwealth for designated state programs and services. For fiscal year 2020, ABC contributed a total of $545.3 million ($212.1 million from retail sales) to the commonwealth.
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $2.3 billion to the general fund in the last five years. Virginia ABC currently operates 394 state stores and provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees approximately 19,000 ABC licensed establishments. Now marking its 87th 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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New Store in Warrenton