Lexington restaurant celebrates 5th anniversary

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) A Lexington restaurant celebrated a special anniversary.

The folks at Pure Eats recut the ribbon – this time a black one in mocking celebration of being “over the hill and onto level ground” – to mark the fifth anniversary of its opening. Located in an old Pure Oil gas station, the restaurant specializes in locally sourced food.

“When we passed the one-year mark, I breathed a sigh of relief. But every year since then," says owner John Blackburn, "it’s been very gratifying to know that we’re still successful and people are happy with what we’re doing.”

The five-year mark was particularly meaningful, as several other restaurants and businesses had preceded Pure Eats in the old gas station, but none had lasted five years.