An message from House of Delegates representative Jennifer McClellan seeks your input on the proposal to privatize ABC sales in Virginia:
On September 8th, Governor McDonnell’s ABC Privatization Plan was presented to a subcommittee of the Government Reform & Restructuring Commission. […] the number of stores selling liquor would likely triple (from the current 332 stores to 1,000) with only a 25 percent increase in ABC enforcement officers (22 new officers). Such an increase in liquor retail establishments could have a negative impact our neighborhoods that already struggle with the state-owned stores.
In December 2009, the ABC store at 25th and Venable Streets, rumored to be the most profitable in the state, became the only ABC store in the state that does not sell minis (singles, airplane bottles) in large part with the help of Delegate McClellan.