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Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services’ Walnut Hill Liquor and Wine Store Temporarily Closed for a Second Day

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 6, 2022

Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) Walnut Hill store, located at 16535 Frederick Rd. in Gaithersburg, will be closed today, Thursday, Jan. 6, due to a staffing shortage. This is the second straight day a staffing shortage necessitated closure of the store. The nearby King Farm store remains open.


The King Farm store is located at 302 King Farm Blvd., Ste. 120, in Rockville. It is expected the Walnut Hill store will resume regular hours on Friday, Jan. 7, but customers are encouraged to check the ABS website here before visiting the store.


ABS is the alcohol wholesaler of beer, wine, and spirits for Montgomery County and operates 26 retail stores throughout the County. In addition, ABS manages alcohol licensing, enforcement and education for more than 1,000 businesses. Generating more than $30 million in net income annually, its profits are used to pay down County debt with a large portion deposited in the general fund to pay for resident services that would otherwise be funded by County tax dollars.


Learn more about ABS by visiting the website and by following ABS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Release ID: 22-009
Media Contact: Neil H. Greenberger, 240-205-1915
Categories: ABS