The opposition is from the Northern Virginia AFL-CIO and member unions including UNITE HERE Local 25, which represents hospitality workers in the national capital region.
Business owners and city officials say more people should use the free parking in open-air lots and a garage next to the courthouse.
More than a dozen businesses in downtown Lexington are experiencing unprecedented changes this year.
The Virginia Horse Center hosted the third of three 28-team softball tournaments in its indoor arena, filling seats and keeping lights on through its often-dormant winter offseason.
The “donut divas” at Pure Eats keep the Lexington shop stocked with donuts year-round, including a huge increase for Valentine’s Day.
Owners Karl and Debbie Mogensen filed an appeal after Judge Gregory Mooney ruled earlier this month that many zoo animals had been cruelly treated and had inadequate care.
Lexington’s Starbucks store manager says she told her bosses that the store would need more food and staff before opening.
Nationally, food tourism is on the rise. Local businesses are working to draw in this niche group of tourists to the county.
After 15 years as the Red Hen, the dining venue on East Washington St. will rebrand for 2024.
More than 60,000 workers went on strike July 14th. Company leaders at studios such as Disney and Netflix participated in negotiations with the actors and writers. The union must ratify the agreement before it goes into effect.