Breaking: Boston Properties, Jackson’s Settle Lawsuit Over Paid Parking

by Fatimah Waseem November 8, 2018 at 3:45 pm 16 Comments

A lawsuit by a Reston Town Center retailer against Boston Properties in response to the developer’s paid parking system has been settled.

Under the agreement, customers of Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge will be offered a special parking arrangement. Guests will be able to enter their license plate number into one of the pay stations in the Orange Garage or on a tablet inside Jackson’s to validate parking.

“Both parties look forward to continuing their 10-year relationship at Reston Town Center,” according to a statement published by the company.

The terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. A representative for Boston Properties declined to comment further on the deal or release any details.

Jackson’s sued Boston Properties in Fairfax County Circuit Court alleging breach of contract in March 2017. The suit sought the immediate termination of paid parking, $500,000 in damages and attorney’s fees. Company officials stated that the restaurant suffered major disruptions since paid parking went into effect.

A number of other restaurants have cited the paid parking system as cause for leaving Reston Town Center in recent months.

This story has been updated.

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  • Greg

    “…their license place number…”

  • Phil Lilienthal

    You’re getting dangerously close to actually interviewing merchants to report on the damage that paid parking has done to their business! Hope that time comes soon.

  • Paid parking is still a disaster at RTC. I regularly see people having to read multiple signs to figure out if they can park there, when it’s free, and how to do it. I know the rules and its still taken me a good 5-10 min to pay through calling. I’ve also seen dozens of people get tickets for street parking not being free.

    • Why do you bother?

      I have the perfect solution: Don’t go to RTC.

      • Well that would just punish retailers who didn’t want paid parking either. I just go when it’s free so BP doesn’t make anything off me.

        • Why do you bother?

          No, when you go you are diluting the retailers’ leverage against BP.

  • The Original Drive By Critic

    Jackson’s owners had better lawyers than the other RTC tenants from the beginning, they thought of dealing with parking issues in their lease with BP and negotiated accordingly, rather than relying on representations by BP’s leasing reps. This settlement on terms favorable to Jackson’s customers does not surprise me.

  • Thomas Day

    God, I can’t believe people are STILL whining about this. Such babies.

    • Mike M

      I can’t believe you are still whining about people whining. But then, you have your reasons, don’t you?

  • 30yearsinreston

    Maintain the boycott!

  • vdiv

    They still don’t get it, it’s not the money, it’s the hassle.

  • Michael Fox

    What is the level of security employed the Boston properties parking app?

    What right to my personal information am I willing to part with to park for free there?

    • Why do you bother?

      None and none.

  • Timothy Alan Barber

    I only go to Jackson’s usually anyways, so no big deal.

  • hey now

    has anyone gone from jacks to clydes nd back to jacks? jst wondering

  • Hongbits

    I got a ticket for parking on the street the other day. Until they get rid of paid parking, I will not be patronizing the Town Center. I hope Boston Properties is paying attention to what is going on.


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