Local ABC stores see NYE rush

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — New Year’s Eve is sort of like Black Friday for liquor stores, and ABC stores in Hampton Roads were ready for the rush.

One ABC store in Norfolk told WAVY.com it spent a whole week stocking up for the last day of the year sales. We were told vodka and brandy are typically the top sellers.

Late Wednesday morning, there was a small, but steady stream of buyers at the Norfolk ABC store. But around 5 p.m., after people got off from work, business got busy.

“Last year was jam packed lines out the door, cars parked all everywhere, it was a lot,” said ABC customer Schvanna Jarrett.

In fact, last year they had to let people in a few at a time because there were so many people there. At closing, they still had 40 people inside.

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