After 50 years, a D.C. store will close ‘due to gentrification’ - The Washington Post: Like many neighborhoods in D.C., Bloomingdale has changed dramatically in recent years. Throughout the District, young, wealthy residents have flooded in, and some of these trickled into the once-crime-troubled Bloomingdale neighborhood. New businesses have opened to serve these newcomers, which has attracted even more restaurants and establishments to the city.
Bloomingdale’s ZIP code, 20001, has gone from 6 percent white in 2000 to 33 percent white in 2010, according to Census data. On some of the neighborhood’s blocks, home prices have tripled during that period.