The Pisgah Inn became a symbol of resistance, Mark Meadows hit the national spotlight and tourism officials scrambled to assure visitors.
An employee of the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway posts an ad looking for work.
Paperwork processing is stalled, which is bad news for breweries seeking permits to open, new labels and approval for new formulas.
That's one of several reasons that concessionaire Brue O'Connell says he's keeping the inn open despite a federal government shutdown.
Meadows tells CNN his top priority is stopping ObamaCare.