Frager’s Garden Center Open on Pennsylvania Avenue

Outdoor Garden Center Open for Business; Indoor Space in Works

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Frager’s Garden Center has re-opened on Pennsylvania Avenue SE in the lot behind 1123-1129 Pennsylvania Ave SE, the building also housing Hype Café. the Garden Center reopened as of 8 a.m. April 22.

Frager’s owner Gina Schaefer announced at the end of February that she had signed a ten-year lease with Vantage Realty to open a garden center at 1123 Pennsylvania Ave SE, currently the site of Anh-Dào Vietnamese Restaurant. An interior garden center will take a few additional months as the restaurant winds down business and renovations to convert the space take place. There is no date set as yet for the opening of the interior. For now, many gardening supplies will be need to be purchased at the store’s E Street location.

The 900 square-foot outdoor space offers garden supplies, including live plants, bagged merchandise such as soil and fertilizer, large planting pots and grills and patio furniture. When complete, the interior space will offer garden tools, and other planting needs.

The garden center is located only 100 feet from the original Frager’s Hardware building at 1115 Pennsylvania Ave SE, which was built in 1920 and destroyed by fire in 2013. Schaefer’s group of local Ace Hardware stores, known as A Few Cool Hardware Stores (AFCHS) purchased Frager’s in May 2017.

Frager’s Outdoor Garden Center is open Mondays to Fridays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 5:55 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.