Inn at Little Washington Deal Settled

According to The Washington Post's Reliable Source, the owners of the Inn at Little Washington agreed on a settlement Friday in the dissolution of their partnership.

Patrick O'Connell bought out former partner Reinhardt Lynch and "is now sole owner of the inn, the company and all of the jointly owned properties, which means he basically owns the entire Virginia town," the Reliable Source reported Sunday.

And that means the Inn isn't going anywhere. O'Connell told the Reliable Source that the deal will allow him to continue at the helm of the restaurant "without any alteration or change in its essential character."

In case you missed the drama that became public this summer, O'Connell, who heads the prestigious kitchen, sought to fire Lynch and take over the two corporations they owned together. Get all the background here.