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Resplendent with marble floors and vaulted ceilings, Union Station is a shopping mall as well as a train station. Tenants include such familiar names as Ann Taylor, Chicos, Victoria's Secret, Jos. A. Banks, and Godiva, as well as restaurants and a food court with everything from sushi and smoothies to scones. The east hall is filled with vendors of expensive domestic and international wares who sell from open stalls. From April through October an outdoor market is held on Monday to Saturday with dozens of vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods and quick snacks, and arts and crafts. The Christmas season brings lights, a train display, and seasonal gift shops.

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  • Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20002 | Map It
  • Phone: 202/289–1908
  • Website:
  • Subway: Union Station
  • Location: Capitol Hill
Updated: 05-23-2014

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    It was Heaven

    Union Station can be like your one stop shopping site if you are in Washington, DC. It is a bus and train station mixed in with a mall. It has such a warm feel to it. I do not believe that I have anything bad to say about it. Stores there have everything for good prices depending on your budget. You are guaranteed to come away with something even if it is a key chain and a t-shirt. What makes it great is that they have a stand where you can get your shoes cleaned. You know, like the old days where you payed someone a quarter and they would clean your shoes. Yeah, it is old fashioned but they got it. Culture wise, you have an opportunity to know another culture by looking and buying something that is made in another country. Union Station also has restaurants that are to die for. You don't have to ride the bus or the train to even get in and shop. Bathrooms are neat and clean. Floors are like oh my God and as soon as you walk out of the station, you have a nice view of all the state flags and the Capitol. I hope Union Station never changes.

    by stephanljohnson24, 6/10/13

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