VAspringer wrote:I would bet that the majority of Manassas' eating establishments would have the same reaction.This post probably belongs in the "Longwatch thread" but in my opinion it was significant and positive enough to bring it to your attention.
This morning my wife and I had a late breakfast at The Family Restaurant in Manassas. When we arrived I was carrying concealed due to other activitiesthis morning where CC was more appropriate. As we entered the restaurant I was reminded that this place served alcohol (the bar was very evident as we walked in the door.) I had been there several times before, but always for breakfast and forgot that the ABC factor was involved. I immediately removed a light weight shirt I was wearing over a T-Shirt. The manager who seated us noticed the J frame S&W immediately but no reaction or comment.
We had a nice quiet breakfast with no issues. While chatting with the waitress, she mentioned that the manager had noticed that I was armed and wondered if I was LEO. She made it clear he had no problem with it but was curious. I told her, no....just a citizen....etc...A long conversation took place as I explained the OC laws in Va. and how it was impacted by the ABC issue. Both the waitress and manager were not aware of the OC laws and were very interested and appreciated me taking the time to discuss the laws with them.
We shook hands had a little small talk .....and the manager closed by saying..."please come back again real soon."
Hooray for some establishments in Manassas !!!!!!
There may be hope yet.
Congrats and thanks for your positive discussion with them.