Pisgah Inn Reopens After Winning Injunction Against NPS

They fought the Spite House, and the Spite House did not win. Unfortunately, most of the other businesses along the Blue Ridge Highway are still closed, because (NMP) “make them feel the pain” Obama continues his hissy fit

(Blue Ridge Now) Despite the government’s official stance that they remain closed, the Pisgah Inn’s concessionaire has filed an injunction to prevent the National Park Service from enforcing the federal shutdown of his hotel, restaurant and retail operations.

The inn, at Milepost 408.6 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, began booking people into rooms Wednesday and planned to offer dinner service in its restaurant beginning at 5 p.m., according to front desk manager Kent Burgess. The inn’s gift shop and country store reopened Wednesday morning, he said. (snip)

That’s when an injunction O’Connell filed in federal court Monday “went through the proper channels, and we were notified we could reopen,” said Miller, who added that attorneys in Asheville and Washington, D.C. were hired to do the legal work.

The NPS did the human version of Barrycades, despite the road being open and them patrolling it. And making sure people don’t poach plants. And keeping people “safe”.

Supposedly, according to both the Asheville Citizen Times and USA Today, the NPS agreed to let him re-open in exchange for dropping the suit, though the Blue Ridge Now article states that Chief Ranger Steve Stinnett thinks it’s shutdown business as usual. This lady in ACT link puts it well

Gay Huff, of Mississippi, and her husband, Perry, stopped during a parkway trip from Cherokee, where they were staying. They were not aware the inn had been closed but said they’ve been disappointed in the shuttering of the nation’s parks.

“For any of it to be denied to the general public turns me inside out,” she said. “It is a personal violation that is hard for me to contain or even express.”

It’s all about making you feel the pain, Ms. Huff. Despite 83% of the government still operating.

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