All the time I've lived here (eight years) there's only been petco and petsmart- any LFS is 40min or more to drive. So I was really excited to learn this week there's a new one just opening up, and it's only ten minute drive from my house. I went there today. I haven't stepped inside a shop that was dedicated to just fish since I was a teen- there was one near my hometown- let me tell you it really took me back.
Only downer is this place is saltwater focus! but I am still really looking forward to going back and admiring all the beautiful fishes, even if I can't bring any home (my tanks are freshwater/planted)
It's called Dutchman's Reef, here in Sterling VA.