The NHC ABC Board has been seeking to move its Wilmington North Carolina Distribution Center away from the 17th Street location in efforts to better serve its needs and customers.
The New Hanover County Alcohol Beverage Control Board had budgeted to spend more than $1 million to buy a piece of land for its new headquarters.
The ABC Board approved the $1.2 million purchase of 12.63 acres near the intersection of Market Street and Judges Road in Wilmington, a property represented by The LMC Group out of Wilmington. The property is easily accessed by Market and Judges Road and was a sound fit for the local ABC distribution center.
The ABC Board plans to use the land for its main distribution center, a second major outlet for sales to mixed beverage permit holders and administrative offices.
Once the new facility is built, the ABC Board plans to renovate its current building at 523 S. 17th Street. That building will be an expanded retail store, along with an outlet for sales to mixed beverage permit holders and for storage.