Lane Bryant Opens: At 11:43 a.m., I passed by the new storefront on 14th Street NW in Columbia Heights. I counted two customers. One on her way out (empty handed) and another still working her way through the racks. Kind of a quiet grand opening. But hats off to all the employees who asked me if I needed anything!

More proof of gentrification? An Ashley Stewart recently closed in Adams Morgan. Now we have a Lane Bryant.