City Desk

The Washington Post Cafeteria Has Reopened

Posties can finally exhale: The cafeteria at the Washington Post is open for business again. The eatery was temporarily shuttered after a D.C. Department of Health inspection on May 5 found that it had violated numerous health code provisions. (Among the grosser transgressions? Mold growing inside a refrigerator and rodent droppings on a panini press.)

A staff-wide email this morning said a reinspection of the cafeteria took place on Friday and "no deficiencies or violations were noted."

A staff-wide email last week announcing the shutdown elicited at least one heated response from a prominent columnist, who came to the defense of the cafeteria operator and admonished the unknown staffers who leaked the news of the closure to outside press.

Hopefully, any lingering newsrooms rifts will be healed over an in-house lunch today.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery.

 

 

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