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ABC stores to close on Easter Sunday

Published On: Mar 20 2013 03:17:28 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 20 2013 05:56:09 PM EDT
VIRGINIA -

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) stores will close on Sunday, March 31 in observance of the Easter holiday.

Stores will operate normal hours on Monday, April 1.

ABC stores are a major source of revenue for the Commonwealth, contributing $1.7 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 340 state stores.

Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 16,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year.