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The owner of Take 5 Boutique explains his decision to move the store from Bethesda to Fairfax's Mosaic District, saying that leases are prohibitively high on Bethesda Row. "As an entrepreneur, I would not recommend boutiques to open in Bethesda. Maybe Chevy Chase would be better," Mahir Iskender told BethesdaNow. "It is a very tough market as people are very conservative over there and for some reason, not willing to spend." [BethesdaNow]