What's the difference between "Other" and "Specialty?"
There were some places that do not fit easily into a business category or they were just too unique to warrant having their own category. These two types of places went either into the "Other" or the "Specialty" categories.
"Other" consists of those organizations that are unique in this database. This is where you'll find the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation to the USA, the Chevy Chase Community Center and, well, "others."
The "Specialty" category holds such organizations as Candleman, Fatty's Custom Tattooz, and The Pleasure Place.
The businesses in "Specialty" could one day have competition whereas it's likely that the organizations listed in "Other" will remain unique. When a "Specialty" business has someone else open a similar business, the two companies will be taken out of "Specialty" and given their own business category. In other words, if another tattoo place opens on Connecticut Avenue, then it and Fatty's will be placed in their own business category of "Tattoos."