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41 ABC Stores to temporarily close amid pandemic

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Published: Jan. 11, 2021 at 3:25 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board says it is temporarily closing 41 ABC Stores around the state amid the growing number of COVID-19 cases.

“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.”

This isn’t the first time the ABC has shuttered doors at some of its retail locations in the midst of the pandemic. It closed 78 stores and made both operational and staffing changes in March as the pandemic was first being reported in Alabama. As infection rates dropped, ABC reopened the stores.

“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,” the board said in a statement released Monday.

Those stores on the list that are slated to close will lock their doors at the end of the day on Jan. 16 and will not reopen until at least late February or early March. Approximately 80 employees of the affected stores will be temporarily reassigned to other stores.

Those stores that will be closed include:

District 1:

  • Store 29, Helena
  • Store 92, Hoover
  • Store 121, Columbiana
  • Store146, 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
  • Store97, Brownsboro

District 14:

  • Store 18, Birmingham
  • Store 26, Bessemer

District 15:

  • Store 9, Lincoln
  • Store 27, Childersburg
  • Store 57, Lineville

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