I just do not see Virginia allowing "bars" any time in the near future (as defined in this lifetime or the next one). The LTE-writer can complain with the best of them, but seems to lack knowledge of how to do so in such a way as to stand a chance of getting the result he seemed to want. A conversation with management may or may not have resolved his dilema - but we'll never know. All we do know is the behavior was not beyond the limits held by management, the private security guards, or the Fredericksburg PD representatives.
QS&L is known for Wednesday night Bike Nights. Wonder why the LTE-writer was unaware of that, or chose to ignore that. No, seriously, really, honestly, I do actually wonder why.