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Welcome to the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s media room. The material on this page is developed by ABC’s Communications Division. The agency’s Communications staff (listed at right) serve as liaisons to news media and are also available for inquires from the public. We strive to respond to all requests in a timely manner, with up-to-date information.

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ABC Awarded National Grant for Impaired Driving Initiative; Increased Operations Kick Off Now through Labor Day

August 20, 2014 - The Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement has been awarded a grant from the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA) to implement “Operation: Prevent Impaired Driving,” an initiative focused on reducing alcohol-related crashes in Roanoke and Virginia Beach. More >>


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Virginia ABC Opens 350th Store Tysons Corner Location Features Top-Shelf Spirits

September 11, 2014 – Virginia ABC hosted a grand opening celebration for its newest store located in the Tysons Corner area of Vienna at 8150 Leesburg Pike.

Virginia Beach ABC Store Closing for Renovation; Location to Become ABC’s Newest Premier Store

August 28, 2014 – The Virginia ABC store located in the Hilltop North Shopping Center at 1612 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, will close Sunday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. for remodeling. Plans call for the location to reopen in mid-November as Virginia ABC’s newest premier store.

Virginia ABC Awards Grants to 11 Organizations Across Virginia, Funds Will Support Alcohol Education and Prevention Initiatives

August 27, 2014 – Virginia ABC awards more than $81,000 in grant money to 11 organizations across the commonwealth.

ABC Stores Open Until 6 p.m. on Labor Day

August 26, 2014 – All Virginia ABC stores will be open until 6 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.

Virginia ABC Special Agents Seize and Destroy Moonshine Still in Franklin County; Illegal Operation Suspected of Selling to Underage Customers

August 19, 2014 – An investigation by Virginia ABC special agents culminated yesterday in the discovery and destruction of a 50-gallon operational copper still in the Rocky Mount area of Franklin County.

Midlothian ABC Store Closing for Two-Week Remodeling Work

August 7, 2014 – The Virginia ABC store located in the Oxbridge Square Shopping Center at 9949 Hull St. will close Saturday, August 9, at 6 p.m. for remodeling. The store plans to reopen Sunday, August 24.

Rebecca Gettings
Director of Communications

Media Contacts

Kathleen Shaw
Public Relations Manager
(804) 213-4640

Carol Mawyer
Public Relations Manager
(804) 219-2022

Jennifer Guild
Public Relations Specialist
(804) 325-8468

Valerie Hubbard
Public Relations Specialist
(804) 204-2327

General Information

(804) 213-4418


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