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WEST END—If in a bind come Inauguration Weekend and you need a Gucci clutch or a Burberry vest, have no fear. Saks Fifth Avenue is launching a pop-up at the Park Hyatt in the West End from Jan 18 until 22. So focus on what's important: Enjoying the Inauguration. [Pamela's Punch]
LOGAN CIRCLE—The Lux store is no more in Logan Circle/14th Street. The store opened in December of 2011, and the reason for the retail change is a "raise in rent". So long, Lux. Hope something awesome takes its place. [PoP]
FORT LINCOLN—Homeowners, condo owners, DIY-ers, and people who like to tinker and dabble have another shopping option in the city: Lowe's. Instead of heading out of the District, Lowe's is coming to The Shops at Dakota Crossing next to the brand new Biden-approved Costco. All these big box retailers coming to town is the city's effort "to stop the $1 billion in annual retail leakage". [DCist; WaPo]
DMV—In 2013, looking for a natural remedy will be a bit easier in the District's limits with several medical marijuana dispensaries opening up across town. However, only those with valid prescriptions for specific ailments will be permitted to purchase cannabis. Whether this trends grows is up to authorities since DC denizens seem to be onboard. [WaPo]
LANGDON—Electronic dance music, or EDM, is getting off to a good start with the launch of Echostage in NE. The music venue has hosted popular EDM acts, like Tiesto and a member of the Swedish House Mafia. But Echostage will be out of service until March as it undergoes renovations. But by spring, the beats will be back. [WaPo]