ABC Store Opens in Crozet

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A Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control liquor store is coming to the Clover Lawn shops on Rt. 250 in Crozet.
A Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control liquor store is coming to the Clover Lawn shops on Rt. 250 in Crozet.

Updated October 7.

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) opened a store in the Clover Lawn shops on Rt. 250 in  Crozet October 1. The store’s 1,200 square-feet of retail space offers about 620 different liquors, cordials and specialty items. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The agency’s 332 stores have contributed more than $1.5 billion to the Commonwealth in the past five years. It also oversees more than 15,000 ABC-licensed establishments.

10 COMMENTS

  1. There was an ABC store downtown near the car wash and the flower shop when I was growing up. But then again, maybe that closed years ago. Guess I haven’t been paying attention!

    • Hi Barry, Yep, that one has been closed for a long, long time. A lot of people here today probably had no idea little Crozet had already had an ABC store.

    • The liquor store was actually where the flower shop is! It closed up at least 20 years ago. Things running full circle….

  2. For how long when Gov. Bob McDonnell gets his way and state-run liquor stores are history? Then what will be the closest big business that sells the distilled variety? None anywhere near I bet.

  3. Alright! When asked on that Crozet survey what I thought the town was lacking, liquor store was my answer! Pizza delivery, Chinese takeout, and now a liquor store. Ah, to have the most satisfying food groups available locally, what a treat.

    I can’t wait for the state to privatize them– I’m sure they’ll sell all existing stores to entrepreneurs, and then they’ll be able to order particular liquors and stuff on a store-by-store basis rather than having to funnel all requests through the state. There is so much greater variety of beverages available in New York, where liquor stores are private, I’m hopeful we’ll get the same improvement here.

  4. I remember the old ABC store where Patterson’s Flower Shop is now…how surprising is it though considering Crozet now has a Harris Teeter…oh, for the good old days.

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