NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County ABC Board will open the temporary Wrightsville Beach store, located at 7041 Wrightsville Avenue, on Friday, November 8 at 9 am. The operating hours for this location are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Due to the size constraints of this store, the product selection at this location will be limited to the most popular products that customers have purchased at the Wrightsville Beach store in the past. If a desired selection is not available at the store, customers can speak with a sales associate for assistance.
The new Wrightsville Beach ABC Store, which is being built across the street from the temporary location, is expected to open in early spring. This store is being built by the New Hanover County ABC Board, which is an independent entity and is not supported by any funding from New Hanover County or any municipality. This new store, as with all the facilities and expenses associated with the operation of the New Hanover County ABC Board, is fully funded by profits from the sale of liquors.
About New Hanover County ABC Board
New Hanover County ABC Board was created in 1935 and does not receive any funding from New Hanover County or any municipality. The ABC Board gives back to the community every year in the form of taxes and profit distributions. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, the local annual distributions to the community totaled $5,806,546. The following beneficiaries received these distributions in 2018-2019 in accordance with State General Statues: New Hanover County – $2,528,079; City of Wilmington – $1,686,589; Town of Wrightsville Beach – $577,024; Town of Carolina Beach – $444,292; Town of Kure Beach – $18,758; County Law Enforcement – $551,804. The revenues paid to the state for the fiscal year ending 2019 totaled $11,580,599.
Zeke Partin, New Hanover County ABC Board Chair