January 11, 2021

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

Alabama ABC Board Announces Operational Changes

January 11, 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         CONTACT: Dean R. Argo
                                                                                                       (334) 213-6330


     With the number of Alabamians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic steadily increasing, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is taking some additional steps to better ensure the safety and welfare of its employees and customers. The operational changes include the temporary closing of 41 retail locations around the state.

     “Closing some of our stores will provide the greatest amount of employee/customer protection, while ensuring maximum productivity and efficiency,” said ABC Board Administrator Mac Gipson. “Our primary concern is the health and well-being of our employees and patrons.”

     Last March, the Board shuttered 78 retail locations and made operational and staffing changes in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Stores reopened as infection numbers improved.  However, recent changes implemented by the education and business communities, as well an increase in the number of virus exposures and infections, have made staffing 175 retail stores challenging at best. 

     Stores scheduled to close will cease operations at the end of business, Saturday, Jan. 16 and are expected to reopen late February or early March. A total of 79 personnel currently assigned to “closing” stores will be temporarily re-assigned to “open” stores in their area.

            “Our goal here is to operate as efficiently and safely as possible, while providing our
       customers with the premier service they’ve come to expect,” Gipson said.

       The following stores will close Jan. 16, 2021:

       District 1:
       Store 29, Helena

       Store 92, Hoover

       Store 121, Columbiana

       Store 146, Pelham

       District 2:
       Store 30, Tarrant City

       Store 143, Chalkville

       Store 230, Pinson

       District 3:
       Store 13, Rainbow City

       Store 94, Anniston

       Store 122, Attala

       District 4:
       Store 62, Mobile

       Store 164 Mobile

       District 5:
       Store 33, Opelika

       Store 226, Opelika

       District 6:
       Store 3, Montgomery

       Store 5, Montgomery

       Store 112, Hayneville

       District 7:
       Store 6, Geneva

       Store 71, Clayton

       Store 89, Dothan

       District 8:
       Store 138, Tuscaloosa

       Store 183, Tuscaloosa

       District 9:
       Store 93, Eight Mile

       Store 117, Linden

       Store 10, Citronelle

       District 10:
       Store 63, Pike Road

       Store 118, Prattville

       Store 229, Montgomery

       District 11:
       Store 7, Spanish Fort

       Store 179, Robertsdale

       District 12:
       Store 19, Decatur

       Store 48, Madison

       Store 74, Sheffield

       District 13:
       Store 23, Huntsville

       Store 90, Huntsville

       Store 97, Brownsboro

       District 14:
       Store 18, Birmingham

       Store 26, Bessemer

       District 15:
       Store 9, Lincoln

       Store 27, Childersburg

       Store 57, Lineville


          The ABC Board will send out updates as they occur. As always, please check the ABC  Board website (http://alabcboard.gov/) for open and closed store locations and additional operational updates.


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