defunct Washington, D.C.-based department store chain
Woodward & Lothrop was a department store chain headquartered in Washington, D.C. Woodward & Lothrop was the capital's first department store, opening in 1887. Woodies, as it was often nicknamed, maintained stores in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Its flagship store was a fixture of Washington, D.C.'s downtown shopping district, with Garfinckel's, and in the late 1990s the center of controversy over competing visions for DC's urban renewal.
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