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GEORGETOWN—Who's in and who's out? Trying to stay on top of the ever-shifting retail scene in Gtown, here are the newbies: Cady's Alley is getting a Bonobos Guideshop (the second one after Bethesda) and there's South American-centric Amazon Andes. And if you're looking for late-night taquitos, forget it because 7-11 doesn't look like it's happening. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
ATLAS DISTRICT—Toki Underground is making the most of Sunday, Dec 9. A forage consignment + vintage pop-up will be at the very fun restaurant from 12-5pm on the 9th. There will be one-of-a-kind offerings, such as unique prints by J.Coleman, and handmade wares. So check it out. [Toki Underground]
GEORGETOWN—Auction house Bonhams, and occasional Beasley RE partner, has set a new record by selling a Sri Lankan sapphire for $1,560,000 or $36,000 per carat. If you do the math, that means that blue bad boy is a hefty a bit more than 43 carats. So yes, that rock can be seen from outer space. [Georgetown Dish]
GEORGETOWN—Never failing to provide life and color to any occasion, Jonathan Adler made his DC debut at his new store on Wisconsin. Full of vitality, the opening was a great opportunity to check out the offerings. And for a more in-depth scoop, keep on clicking.
UNION STATION—Ann Taylor is setting up shop in Union Station. Providing classic clothes with sophisticated style for the ladies, the newest Ann Taylor addition is one of many in the DMV. So there's no excuses not to keep it together. [Washingtonian]