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DMV—It's no surprise to DC denizens that the DMV has plenty of moolah. But other retailers are noticing it as well. Aston Martin, Yves Saint Laurent, and plenty of other outlets for high rollers are moving into the region to capitalize on the nation's capital's financial capital. [WaPo]
GEORGETOWN—Whether you're looking to bulk up, slim down, or just get healthier, a new GNC is opening up in Georgetown where COOGI used to be on Wisconsin Ave. Now no more schlepping to Dupont Circle to get the necessary vitamin fix. [Georgetown Patch]
FASHION JOURNOS—Fashion editors have such glamorous jobs, most of the time. Sometimes it's long days of photo shoots and editing. Washingtonian put together a spread of their fashion staff's past year with some fun behind the scenes shots of the events and celebs that came to town. [Washingtonian]
ATLAS DISTRICT—A new tenant is coming to 1326 H St NE above Atlas Vet. Continuing the migration of art galleries from NW to NE, Randall Scott Projects has found a more permanent home after having temporary spaces on U St and in Logan Circle. The artist is tentatively planning his first show next February highlighting either an LA or Brooklyn artist. But Scott wants to showcase locals but "everyone's pretty much already taken". [WCP]
SHAW—Formely Shakti Yoga is becoming a pilates gym called Reformation Fitness. Word on the street is the gym will "open around the beginning of the year". It'll be another joint for Shaw and Mt. Vernon residents to keep us their New Year's Resolutions of dropping some lbs. [PoP]
FARRAGUT SQUARE—Nordstrom Rack is looking to move into the downtown scene with a store at 1800 L St. With a Spring 2013 opening, the store will be selling its wares 50-60% below the original prices on the Nordstrom tags. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a workday lunch. [WBJ]