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Two area ABC stores to close temporarily along with others in NoVA

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) will temporarily close a dozen stores located throughout Northern Virginia.
In a statement, the state’s alcoholic beverage control authority says the Northern Virginia areas “continues to be one of the most impacted regions of the commonwealth during this ongoing health crisis.”

“ABC supports its employees’ decisions to self-quarantine when necessary, which has impacted staffing levels in this region. In order to maintain appropriate staffing and allow time to train additional personnel, ABC made the decision to temporarily close select stores in this area. ”

Beginning Monday, April 13, ABC will temporarily close the following stores:
Fairfax – 0685 Braddock Road
Fairfax – 3903 Fair Ridge Drive Suite “N”
Fredericksburg – 507 William Street
Alexandria – 686 St. Asaph Street
Annandale – 6920-E Bradlick Shopping Center
Arlington – 2507 North Harrison Street
Ashburn – 44722 Brimfield Drive
Haymarket – 5331 Merchants View Square
Herndon – 378 Elden Street
Springfield – 6230-I Rolling Road
Stafford – 50 North Stafford Complex Center Suite
Vienna – 8150 Leesburg Pike Suite 110

ABC is offering associates of temporarily closed stores the opportunity to work at neighboring locations. “No employee will lose the opportunity to work,” the statement read.

The press release said the stores could re-open on April 30, but the decision depends “on the authority’s ability to properly and safely staff the stores.”

The stores that are still open will operate from noon to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

“We chose the stores using several criteria including the locations of neighboring stores and collaborated with our regional retail leaders to determine which closures would have the lowest impact on customers’ convenience,” ABC Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill said. “Our top priority continues to be instituting operational measures to keep our customers and employees safe, and we are monitoring conditions and assessing staffing levels throughout the state to determine how best to operate all of our stores.”

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