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First Victim of Lobbying Reform

By on 2.13.06 | 3:41PM

Rumors on Capitol Hill have the venerable power dining establishment, La Colline, closing its doors soon. According to several sources, staff of the French restaurant have been informed that the property, which sits about two blocks away from Senate office buildings, has been sold. Word is investors of other restaurant properties in D.C. have bought it up with the intent of refurbishing and opening a new dining spot.

La Colline is a favorite spot for early morning Senate fundraising breakfasts, as well as power lunches. It was the scene of a number of infamous late-night bull sessions between Sens. Ted Kennedy and Chris Dodd.

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