Back to work for businesses along the Blue Ridge Parkway

While national parks may be closed, along the Blue Ridge Parkway it’s back to business for locals who are tired of feeling the pinch because of the government shutdown.

This is the first time Mabry Mill Restaurant and Gift Shop has been open the entire leaf season.

For more than a week, the restaurant has been closed due to the government shutdown, as it sits on federal land.

The restaurant is back open for business after another parkway vendor reached an agreement with the Federal Park Service.