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Description

This level of effort project is intended to provide a structured process to ensure that all Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) retail store locations are modernized and updated to provide customers with a friendlier shopping experience in well merchandised stores that offer choice, convenience, and knowledgeable staff. Once a retail store has been refreshed, it could offer tasting rooms, growler stations, wider shopping aisles, pairing dinners, other special events and a more aesthetically pleasing and safer shopping experience. Flooring, painting, shelving, updating restrooms, and work identified for major building systems (including the roof, mechanical/heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and windows) will be included to "freshen up" the retail stores and ensure working and efficient operating systems.
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Phase

Preliminary Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$15.14M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$11.42M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Estimated Schedule

ABS started remodeling stores in FY20 within the operating budget, with four refurbishment projects at the Darnestown, Cabin John, Montrose and Wheaton retail store locations. Beginning in FY21, and within this CIP project, the remodel schedule would align with the schedule of lease expirations with stores being remodeled in the year in which their lease is negotiated for renewal with the understanding that all 26 stores would be evaluated and refurbished prior to the end of the CIP project. Then the CIP cycle for refresh work would start over again. ABS identifies the stores to be refreshed approximately 18 months before planning and design work begins.
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Cost Change

The COVID pandemic significantly impacted project timelines - pushing almost all planned projects for FY21 back to FY22 and beyond. Supply chain issues across the country in every industry have also drastically increased construction costs and building material costs, and furniture and fixture costs. Landlord contributions have also been added to the project.
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Justification

This project is a vital piece of ABS's 5 Year Financial Plan to increase its transfer to the County. Further, this project will give ABS the ability to be able to leverage external funding that will eliminate the need to use debt financing or tax dollars. Many of the retail stores have not been updated for 20 years. Ensuring that ABS is able to execute its multi-year plan to renovate/upgrade its 26 outdated retail stores is key to providing better service to its clientele. This project will also allow ABS to leverage contributions from landlords who will match, and in some cases exceed, the investment ABS will be able to make in each store remodel - an investment the landlords are not able to commit to without the County funding appropriation.
Budget Snapshot
$15.14M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$11.42M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP852101
Date Last Modified01/15/22
Administering AgencyAlcohol Beverage Services
CategoryGeneral Government
SubCategoryOther General Government
Planning AreaCountywide
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision00000000000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction151430305211420100030801783121321442200671
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures151430305211420100030801783121321442200671
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Contributions8380083847836000000
Current Revenue: General00000000000
Current Revenue: Liquor14305030521058252227201783121321442200671
Total Funding Sources151430305211420100030801783121321442200671
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request1000
Year First AppropriationFY21
Appropriation FY 24 Request3080
Last FY's Cost Estimate8324
Cumulative Appropriation3052
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance3052