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The Columbia Room's Progress, The Pope's Dream Food Schedule and More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning.

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The Columbia Room is coming (back)!

Construction on the resurrection of former Passenger backroom speakeasy The Columbia Room is progressing nicely at its new home on 9th Street NW/Blagden Alley. [PoP]

Prospective Pope Munchings

The Pope is in town, and while he already has some meal plans locked and loaded, Washington Post has some ideas on where he should eat instead. [WaPo]

Food Bank Road-Closure Frenzy

Think the Papal visit is only screwing up the commutes of every DCer? Think again. DCist looks at how the Capital Area Food Bank distributes some 75,000 meals despite widespread road closures. [DCist]

Mmm... Coffee

Tired of Pope news yet? Sorry, one more (for now.) Reporters on Twitter are expertly recording one of the inadvertent results of early-morning line-forming (in this case, for the Pope's visit.) Read: lots and lots of abandoned coffee cups. [Twitter]