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Old 01-18-2011, 03:49 PM
Location: Rockville, MD
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Originally Posted by stars99 View Post
*The lack of truly high end boutique shopping
I've always felt this is kind of odd. DC does chain stores really well, and we do high-end department stores really well. But we don't have a realy upscale boutique shopping district, which is a bit strange when you consider the amount of money here.

This is starting to change though, as some boutiques have been moving into the 14th/U street area for the past several years.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by clb10 View Post
What people don't seem to understand is that D.C. is a very introspective and compassionate city. D.C. is a place where people spend most of their time thinking of ways to help fellow U.S. citizens. That is the purpose of the City.

Our Agencies are tasked with the mission of using the hundreds of billions of dollars in tax money sent to town each year to improve the lives of Americans from Alaska to Delaware. Medicare, Social Security payments, Defense, Education...the list of ways that D.C. folk make America better is endless!

And I think you can see the pride etched on the faces of District residents as you walk down the street. They know that D.C. is making America a more compassionate and wealthy place.

That is why D.C. takes in the best and brightest people from around the country who end up settling in town permanently. Its the pride of keeping the Nation Strong!
Don't mind the clueless; this is a great description. Except maybe for the "introspective" part; professionals may have been this way before moving there, but once you're there it's more about fighting the drama than really having any time to reflect.

Even though D.C. is not my style, I have to acknowledge that a lot of good work is done there. Keep it up!
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