Alabama ABC Board temporarily closing 41 stores as COVID-19 cases rise

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(WKRG) — Because of rising numbers of COVID-19 in Alabama, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is closing 41 stores across the state to ensure the safety and welfare of employees and customers.

“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 round of temporary closures impacts about 25 percent of stores, which prompted us to ask about crowding concerns with customers potentially flocking to the locations that will remain open.

“Well, I don’t say there’s not any concern,” said Dean Argo, the Board’s communications manager. “I would say allowing us to shift the employees from those 41 stores to other stores, they’ll be able to handle any additional customers that may choose to change their stores.” He said the decision to close was more of an effort to accommodate employees who needed to stay home due to various reasons related to COVID-19, rather than a direct effort to stop the spread.

Last March, the Board closed 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 as 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 in late February or early March.

79 employees 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 locations are temporarily closing:

The following locations are open:

Store #StreetCityStateZip
1225 E SOUTH BLVDMONTGOMERYAL36105
2461 N EASTERN BLVD STE IMONTGOMERYAL36117
41199 S DONAHUE DRAUBURNAL36832
87 N BROAD STMOBILEAL36602
112911 7TH AVE SBIRMINGHAMAL35233
127949 VAUGHN RDMONTGOMERYAL36116
144920 CIVIC LNBESSEMERAL35022
151104 CULLMAN SHOPPING CTR NWCULLMANAL35055
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201716 FINLEY BLVDBIRMINGHAMAL35204
212200 US HIGHWAY 98DAPHNEAL36526
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25634 S DECATUR STMONTGOMERYAL36104
28301 N MAIN AVESYLACAUGAAL35150
311945 OPELIKA RDAUBURNAL36830
322300 MARIE FOSTER STSELMAAL36703
35309 S HAMBURG AVEBUTLERAL36904
3617994 HIGHWAY 431 NHEADLANDAL36345
391873 GADSDEN HWYTRUSSVILLEAL35235
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41808 N MAIN STATMOREAL36502
421023 DOUGLAS AVE STE 310BREWTONAL36426
43221 N MCKENZIE STFOLEYAL36535
444330 HIGHWAY 78 E STE 100JASPERAL35501
4511700 MEMORIAL PKWY SW STE EHUNTSVILLEAL35803
461684 7TH ST SCLANTONAL35045
491400 HIGHWAY 231 STROYAL36081
50901 E HWY 280 BYPPHENIX CITYAL36867
511624 S EUFAULA AVEEUFAULAAL36027
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538115 HIGHWAY 72 WMADISONAL35758
54423 WASHINGTON STMARIONAL36756
55201 RELE ST.0MTN BROOKAL35023
56123 TUSCALOOSA STEUTAWAL35462
583232 GALLERIA CIR STE 110HOOVERAL35244
59719 E MAIN STPRATTVILLEAL36067
60LAFAYETTE ST. HWY 11 SOUTHLIVINGSTONAL35470
61710 INDUSTRIAL PKWY STE ASARALANDAL36571
65440 SCHILLINGER RD SMOBILEAL36695
662500 WOODWARD AVEMUSCLE SHOALSAL35661
67160 BALDWIN SQFAIRHOPEAL36532
68305 BATTLE ST ETALLADEGAAL35160
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709134 PARKWAY EBIRMINGHAMAL35206
727413 EASTCHASE PKWYMONTGOMERYAL36117
73804 S US HIGHWAY 31BAY MINETTEAL36507
754405 N COLLEGE AVE STE AJACKSONAL36545
76163 PLAZA LNOXFORDAL36203
77700 PRATT AVE NW STE AHUNTSVILLEAL35801
78138 VILLAGE LNWEDOWEEAL36278
793779 HIGHWAY 14MILLBROOKAL36054
804647 HIGHWAY 280 STE QBIRMINGHAMAL35242
825550 MCFARLAND BLVDNORTHPORTAL35476
832910 ALLISON BONNETT MEMORIAL DRBESSEMERAL35023
843974 GOVERNMENT BLVDMOBILEAL36693
85325 N CRAFT HWYCHICKASAWAL36611
862453 OLD SHELL RDMOBILEAL36607
876941 BELLINGRATH RDTHEODOREAL36582
951203 COURTYARD CIR SW STE 1DECATURAL35603
96104 EASTSIDE STTUSKEGEEAL36083
981425 MONTGOMERY HWY STE 161VESTAVIAAL35216
1013044 HIGHWAY 280ALEXANDER CITYAL35010
1023420 MCFARLAND BLVD ETUSCALOOSAAL35405
10335775 US HIGHWAY 231ASHVILLEAL35953
1042111 MARTIN ST SPELL CITYAL35128
10510200 EASTERN SHORE BLVDSPANISH FORTAL36527
107300 SPRINGVILLE STASPRINGVILLEAL35146
1082371 MURPHY MILL RD STE 2DOTHANAL36303
1091727 DECATUR HWY STE BFULTONDALEAL35068
110305 BARNETT BLVDTALLASSEEAL36078
111261 W VALLEY AVEBIRMINGHAMAL35209
11317 CLAIBORNE STCAMDENAL36726
115633 TUSCALOOSA STGREENSBOROAL36744
1161313 US HIGHWAY 80 EDEMOPOLISAL36732
1191177 ANDREWS AVE STE AOZARKAL36360
120680 S DALEVILLE AVEDALEVILLEAL36322
123100 HILLCREST DREVERGREENAL36401
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1253511 PELHAM PKWY STE CPELHAMAL35124
1262109 ROSS CLARK CIR STE 2DOTHANAL36301
1274836 US HIGHWAY 231WETUMPKAAL36092
13115173 US HWY 431LAFAYETTEAL36862
13223680 CANAL RDORANGE BEACHAL36561
13410675 HIGHWAY 5BRENTAL35034
1353801 DAY ST STE AMONTGOMERYAL36108
1402116 BESSEMER RDBIRMINGHAMAL35208
1419070 MOFFETT RD STE 200SEMMESAL36575
142170 GREENVILLE BYPGREENVILLEAL36037
1441958 VETERANS MEMORIAL DRBIRMINGHAMAL35214
1483305 S BROAD STSCOTTSBOROAL35769
150924 FLORENCE BLVDFLORENCEAL35630
1516790 UNIVERSITY DR NWHUNTSVILLEAL35806
152614 US HIGHWAY 31 S STE BATHENSAL35611
153209 E MEIGHAN BLVDGADSDENAL35903
1542585 US HIGHWAY 43WINFIELDAL35594
155210 DEKALB PLAZA BLVD SWFORT PAYNEAL35967
15629 EAST 12TH STREETANNISTONAL36201
16520885 HWY 43MOUNT VERNONAL36560
1752717 EASTERN BLVDMONTGOMERYAL36117
176CHELSEA CORNERS STE 44CHELSEAAL35043
1777621 CRESTWOOD BLVDBIRMINGHAMAL35210
1814651 SPRINGHILL AVEMOBILEAL36608
1822413 DAWES RDMOBILEAL36695
184160 MARKET PLACE CIRCLE SUITE 10CALERAAL35040
1852228 VILLAGE DRMOODYAL35004
1863750 HWY 53 NWHUNTSVILLEAL35806
22515046 HIGHWAY 43RUSSELLVILLEAL35653
227120 BROAD ST NEALICEVILLEAL35442
2281520 S MAIN STATMOREAL36502
231324 SPIRIT DRHEFLINAL36264
232308 SECOND AVENUE WESTONEONTAAL35121
2339022 HIGHWAY 119 SUITE 1800ALABASTERAL35007
2341390 TINGLE CIRCLE SUITE D5MOBILEAL36606
2353970 ATLANTA HIGHWAYMONTGOMERYAL36109
2381120 LURLEEN WALLACE BLVDTUSCALOOSAAL35405
23925803 PERDIDO BEACH BLVDORANGE BEACHAL36561
2401514 GULF SHORES PKWYGULF SHORESAL36542
2431922 HWY 31, NORTH SUITE 201HARTSELLEAL35640

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