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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 inquiries from the public. We strive to respond to all requests in a timely manner, with up-to-date information.

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Virginia ABC Earns $801 Million in Gross Sales in Fiscal Year 2014

September 16, 2014 - Fiscal year 2014 marked ABC’s 16th consecutive record-setting year for sales. More >>


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Virginia ABC Stores Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day

December 19, 2014 – Shoppers have until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, to make final gift and holiday gathering purchases at all 350 Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) stores.

80th Anniversary Gift Card Drawing Held at Virginia ABC

December 18, 2014 – Virginia ABC Commissioners Judy Napier and Henry Marsh took turns reaching deep into a charred oak barrel that once held bourbon to pull out 80 entries in the agency's 80th anniversary gift card drawing yesterday.

Gloucester ABC Store Relocates to Edgehill Town Center; Opens in Time for Holidays

December 12, 2014 – The Virginia ABC store originally located at 6619 Main Street, Gloucester has relocated to the Edgehill Town Center, 6736 Main Street, Gloucester. The store reopened at 10 a.m. today in time for the holiday rush.

State’s Most Profitable ABC Store Reopens as Third Premier Location

December 1, 2014 – Virginia Beach ABC store in Hilltop North Shopping Center reopens after extensive remodel and community members are invited to the grand reopening celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m.

Virginia ABC Stores Closed Thanksgiving Day

November 21, 2014 – All 350 Virginia ABC stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27, but will reopen the following day with Black Friday specials. Stores will be open normal hours the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

ABC Board Approves Revenue Enhancements to Help Close State Budget Shortfall and Reinvest in Agency Business Systems

November 17, 2014 – The Virginia ABC Board decided in a special meeting today to forego an across-the-board markup on distilled spirits, and instead approved several revenue-enhancing initiatives that will ultimately result in a shelf-price increase of less than two percent. The changes will become effective Dec. 8.

Virginia ABC Steps Up Training Efforts to Help Reduce DUIs During Busy Holiday Season

November 15, 2014 – Virginia ABC special agents to host custom training session at Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Monday, Nov. 17.

Discounts and 80th Anniversary Gift Card Drawing Highlight Black Friday Sale at Virginia ABC Stores

November 14, 2014 – Virginia ABC will join other retailers by offering discounted prices on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season.

Virginia ABC Opens its First Store in Carrollton

November 6, 2014 – Virginia ABC has opened a new store in the Eagle Harbor Shopping Center and residents are invited to attend a grand opening celebration on Monday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m.

Virginia ABC Stores Open on Veterans Day

November 6, 2014 – Virginia ABC stores will be open regular hours on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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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