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41 ABC Stores to temporarily close amid pandemic

The Fairview Avenue ABC store is temporarily closed after one of its employees tested positive...
The Fairview Avenue ABC store is temporarily closed after one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Updated: Jan. 11, 2021 at 3:30 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 - 405 Helena Marketplace

Store 92, Hoover - 5180 Caldwell Mill Rd Ste 208

Store 121, Columbiana - 217 West College Street

Store146, Pelham - 114 Commerce Parkway

District 2:

Store 30, Tarrant City

Store 143, Chalkville

Store 230, Pinson

District 3:

Store 13, Rainbow City - 2074 Springdale Lane

Store 94, Anniston - 2498 US Highway 431

Store 122, Attala - 605 Gilbert Ferry Road

District 4:

Store 62, Mobile - 5220 Cottage Hill Road

Store 164, Mobile - 2852 Dauphin Island Parkway

District 5:

Store 33, Opelika - 1051 S. Fox Run Suite 101

Store 226, Opelika - 3051 Frederick Rd. Suite 1

District 6:

Store 3, Montgomery - 3012 McGehee Road, Gay Meadows Shopping Center

Store 5, Montgomery - 2690 Zelda Road

Store 112, Hayneville - 110 Commerce Street South

District 7:

Store 6, Geneva - 1406 Center Plaza

Store 71, Clayton - 116 Eufaula Avenue

Store 89, Dothan - 2115 East Main Street Suite 7

District 8:

Store 138, Tuscaloosa - 9770 Hwy. 69 South, Ste D-F

Store 183, Tuscaloosa - 4701 University Blvd., East

District 9:

Store 93, Eight Mile - 4745 St. Stephens Road

Store 117, Linden - 505 South Main Street

Store 10, Citronelle - 19375 North Third Street

District 10:

Store 63, Pike Road - 9563 Vaughn Road

Store 118, Prattville - 1789 Hwy. 14 East

Store 229, Montgomery - 3620 Wetumpka Highway

District 11:

Store 7, Spanish Fort - 6729 Spanish Fort Boulevard Unit E

Store 179, Robertsdale - 18440 Lillian Drive, Suite A

District 12:

Store 19, Decatur - 1820 Sixth Avenue, SE

Store 48, Madison - 8505 Madison Blvd.

Store 74, Sheffield - 508 East Second Street

District 13:

Store 23, Huntsville - 4320 University Dr., NW Suite A

Store 90, Huntsville - 7500 S. Memorial Parkway Unit 107

Store 97, Brownsboro - 5584 Hwy. 431, South

District 14:

Store 18, Birmingham - 1116 Third Avenue, North

Store 26, Bessemer - 2910 Morgan Road Suite 138

District 15:

Store 9, Lincoln - 47619 Highway 78

Store 27, Childersburg - 32441 U.S. Hwy 280

Store 57, Lineville - 88997 Highway 9

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