Reston Town Center restaurant scores a win in paid parking lawsuit

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Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge won’t have to validate paid parking at Reston Town Center anymore — at least for now.

Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge John M. Tran on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction preventing the development’s owner, Boston Properties Inc., from charging customers of the restaurant for parking. The injunction applies only to Jackson’s’ customers and only in the Orange Garage, which is adjacent to the restaurant.

Jackson’s, part of the Great American Restaurants group, sued Boston Properties(NYSE: BXP) in March after the property owner instituted a $2-an-hour weekday fee in early January.

The parking fee ignited a firestorm among Reston Town Center customers, and some businesses said they experienced double-digit declines in sales. Boston Properties last week changed its policy: Parking is now free after 5 p.m. on weekdays and for one hour prior to 5 p.m.

Despite the policy change, the lawsuit went on, with the injunction the first major ruling.…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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