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D.C. dealers of second-hand wares are subject to more licensing scrutiny than other retailers. The reason being, some of those items may be hot.
Seven Corners is about to boast more than great coats.
The hip clothing store will take over 18,000 square feet of a former Borders location in The Peterson Cos.' Downtown Silver Spring development.
The first rule of thumb for a haggler is to be firm. If shoppers see an item go on sale within 10 days of buying it full price, ask for the difference.
Some Frederick merchants are seeing an increase in foot traffic into their businesses, but they also worry that increasing gas prices could limit or stop any sign of recovery.
A 23-story mixed-use project could be coming to Reston Town Center.
The number of Asian-owned businesses in Frederick County grew from 218 with $46.4 million in sales in 1997 to 699 firms with $289.6 million worth of sales in 2007, the last year for which data is available, according to Elizabeth Chung, executive director of the Asian American Center of Frederick.
The long weekend is fast-becoming a highlight for shoppers, as retailers offer deep discounts rivaling deals on Black Friday. The holiday honoring the nation's commanders in chief is now second only to Labor Day in sales.
Brunswick's mix of shops, restaurants, the Brunswick Railroad Museum, the C&O Canal, the MARC train and new, high quality housing, including the Brunswick Crossing development "creates an area that is of high value, because you have a lot of people moving around it," says Michael Sparks, new executive director of Brunswick Main Street.