The Lexington, Virginia restaurant that kicked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and her family out has shut its doors for an extended period and the owner is no longer the Executive Director of a group of local owners who work to promote the community.
Stephanie Wilkinson resigned from Main Street Lexington, a group working to revitalize the city’s downtown area, just days after she rudely kicked Sanders and her entire family out of the Red Hen, a restaurant she owns, then stalked them to another restaurant, called in a mob, and harassed them while they ate. The entire atrocious affair was due to Wilkinson’s hatred of the president.
Main Street Lexington’s Board President, Elizabeth Branner, accepted Wilkonson’s resignation Tuesday morning.
“Considering the events of the past weekend, Stephanie felt it best that for the continued success of Main Street Lexington, she should step aside,” Branner wrote in an email. (Related: MXDC Cocina Mexicana escapes the fate of the Red Hen)
The Red Hen has been closed since the incident and, according to news reports, won’t open back up until at least July 5th.
'The Red Hen' restaurant that kicked out @PressSec Sarah Sanders on Friday will remain closed until next week, and the owner has resigned from a local business organization. @dougmckelway reports. #SpecialReport https://t.co/BByZS6we0d pic.twitter.com/AosxIUacFF
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 26, 2018
While the extended shutdown will cost the employees and owners significantly, the decision to kick the Sanders family out of the restaurant was come to by a vote. If there were any dissenters, they are the only ones being hurt by someone else’s decision.
The restaurant has been the subject of pro-Trump gatherings throughout the day Tuesday and Wednesday.