05 Jun

Frager's, One Year Later

Some events galvanize a community. While it would be great if these events could be happy or uplifting, the truth is that we seem to be most alive and come together best when we are in the midst of a disaster, or when one of us is badly hurt. “I try not to think about […]


15 Nov

Frager's to Build Consolidated Temporary Store Structure at 1230 Pennsylvania Avenue

With plans to return to its original home in the next three to four years, the owners of Frager’s Hardware have begun work on bringing all of their services and goods back under one roof. If all goes well, come June, Fragers will open its doors in a temporary structure at 1230  Pennsylvania Ave, a […]


05 Sep

Frager's Paint Store to Re-open

Frager’s may be fragmented after the fire burned the original location, but the owners are slowly rebuilding the capacity to meet all your home improvement needs without leaving the neighborhood.  On Saturday, September 7, Frager’s Paint Store will reopen at 1129 Pennsylvania Avenue SE (the corner of Pennsylvania and 12th Streets, former home to Mi Vecindad […]


12 Jul

Community Has Raised $130,000 To Support Those Affected By Frager's Fire

The Capitol Hill community has dug into their deep pockets to support the employees of Fragers and the other businesses affected by last month’s devastating fire at Frager’s Hardware. The Frager’s Fund, managed by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, has received about $130,000 in contributions. The Foundation has reached out to the five small businesses (the […]


14 Jun

All We Have Left (for now): THIH's Frager's Memories

Falling asleep next to my kids, remembering Easter egg hunts, Christmas trees, browsing for toys and seeds. So many good @Fragers memories. — María Helena Carey (@TheMadameMeow) June 6, 2013 Last Wednesday afternoon was rough. After getting a call from Tim Ebner with the news of the fire, I jumped on Twitter. You know it’s […]