Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) will open a new retail concept and flagship store, Oak Barrel & Vine, in the Cabin John Village Shopping Center in Potomac. The store will have a grand opening from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27. According to Potomac Almanac, "The Cabin John Village Shopping Center is located at 7913 Tuckerman Lane in Potomac (between the Giant and Starbucks retail stores). The store will feature more than 2,000 handpicked items with a focus on spirits and locally produced products. It will have a dedicated tasting area and event space that will be used to drive business for Maryland Made distilleries, wineries, and breweries." As per Potomac Almanac, "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 portion deposited in the general fund to pay for resident services that would otherwise be funded by County tax dollars. Beginning on Oct. 27, the store will be open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon-5 p.m. on Sundays."