RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority is extending the hours at more than two dozen of its stores, including one in Orange.

According to a release, the closing hour has been moved from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 31 stores that are open Monday through Saturday.

“The steady rise in sales in these 31 stores around their 7 p.m. closing time demonstrated to us that customers were shopping for distilled spirits, Virginia wines and mixers later in the day,” said Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill. “Extending the closing to 9 p.m. should provide in-store and online customers with greater convenience and time to make their product selections.”

The ABC store on Madison Road in Orange is the only store in this area impacted by this change.

Other stores are located in Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Big Stone Gap, Bowling Green, Chase City, Chatham, Chincoteague, Clarksville, Colonial Beach, Crewe, Fishersville, Floyd, Forest, Galax, Goochland, Hardy, Hillsville, King George, Lawrenceville, Moneta, Montpelier, Norfolk, Oak Hall, Pearisburg, Powhatan, Richmond, Rustburg and Tappahannock.

This change went into effect on Friday.