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It's not hard to spot a pop-up these days. The empty warehouse you pass on your commute is suddenly a vintage clothing store. The abandoned space on the corner is now a hip coffee shop. Whether they're open for one night or one month, one thing can be agreed on -- pop-ups are at the height of cool for consumers. And for retailers, they just make sense.
District officials spent part of their time at the annual Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas this week trying to line up retailers for a pop-up event at the St. Elizabeths site this fall.
The list of marketable retail corridors in the District is multiplying.
Coming soon to the U Street corridor: D.C.'s second Trader Joe's.
Whether online or in a store, shopping and emotions go hand in hand.
The developers of the Frederick Towne Mall property say building a Wal-Mart is the solution for redeveloping the commercial stretch of U.S. 40 in the city known as the Golden Mile.
Pretty soon, shoppers will be showing up at the new Costco in Wheaton. But what's still uncertain is whether the wholesale store will ever sell gasoline.
Wawa is among the creme de la creme of convenience stores, but Herndon officials aren't thrilled that the chain wants to open its first Loudoun County outpost roughly one-tenth of a mile from the town's border.
A D.C. Council bill that would require large retailers to pay higher wages will get a hearing next Wednesday before the Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs committee.
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