Great Falls will officially have a Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) retail store.
The business will open on Wednesday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. at 9843 Georgetown Pike in the Great Falls Center.
“This new store means Great Falls residents no longer have to drive to Reston or the Tysons area to purchase their spirits,” Virginia ABC Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill said. “We hope to continue to offer a high level of convenience to our customers, both here and elsewhere in the commonwealth.”
The public is invited to the grand opening ceremony for the roughly 2,000-square-foot store, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m on Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
This is the authority’s 399th location in Virginia. Store inventory includes 232 different brands and sizes of American whiskeys, 132 cordials, 174 vodkas and 124 tequilas.
(Updated at 2:25 p.m. on 2/21/2023) Great Falls will soon have its own Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) store.
The wine and liquor business plans to open at Great Falls Center (9843 Georgetown Pike).
Patrick Kane, a spokesperson for the ABC, told FFXnow now that a firm opening date has not yet been determined.
The store is a little over 2,000 square feet in size, Kane said.
Virginia ABC determines new locations of stores based on the location’s demographics, traffic patterns, rental rate and population density.
“It also considers the distance of a location to existing stores, sales at those stores, tenant mix at the shopping center, and the accessibility and deliverability to the location,” the authority says on its website.
The center includes tenants like Bollywood Bistro, Starbucks, Subway, Great Falls Barbershop and Long & Foster Realtors. An animal hospital and pho bar are also slated to open soon at the center.
Virginia ABC has more than 390 stores throughout the state, according to the website. This will be the only location in Great Falls, whose residents currently have to travel to Reston or the Tysons area to find a store.
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority store in North Point Village Center is temporarily closed.
But customers need not worry for long. The ABC store, located at 1454 North Point Village, is undergoing renovations and will expand from 2,500 square feet to 3,700 square feet.
Dawn Eischen, public relations manager for the authority, said no reopening date has been set yet.
“In the meantime, we recommend customers shop at the nearest store at 378 Elden Street in Herndon,” Eischen told FFXnow.
The landlord of the property is currently conducting construction work to prepare the store for expansion.
The authority plans to install fixtures and shelving once that work is completed.
The store closed on Jan. 28.
All of the state’s ABC stores resumed normal operating hours at the end of February as COVID-19 case numbers continued to fall in the region.
The village center recently saw its Subway close and Matsutake Sushi & Sake Bar open, replacing a former Boston Market. Bb.q Chicken — a Korean fried chicken spot — opened last July, replacing Jerry’s Subs.