Frager’s Grand Opening Celebrations August 2-4

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It’s coming soon –from Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4 join A Few Cool Hardware Stores for the Frager’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration!

There will be weekend sales, giveaways, contests, a cookout and a riboon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Frager’s homecoming.

The event is a officially acknowledge the significance of the store’s return to Pennsylvania Avenue SE, now that the employees have settled back in. The iconic piece of the Capitol Hill community returned home to 1115 Pennsylvania Ave. SE in May, coming to the block where it all began in 1920.

Gina Schaefer, owner of Frager’s Hardware, stocks the shelves to prepare for the reopening of the store at its original address. “We’re going home,” she said. Photo: E. O’Gorek

Ribbon-Cutting, Cookout and More

Friday August 2, Saturday August 3 & Sunday August 4, you can get 20% off your entire regular-priced purchase when you donate $5 or more to Capitol Hill Community Foundation! Spend $25 or more and get a free, limited edition Frager’s Hardware canvas tote bag with your purchase.

There will be popcorn, cotton candy & snow cones courtesy of the newly re-branded rental company, Hello Rentals! All customers who shop Aug 2-4 will be automatically entered to win a Yeti Cooler, Weber Spirit E-210 Grill, or Milwaukee Hammer Drill Set.

Join a brief ceremony to kick off the weekend of events, At 10 a.m. Friday, August 2 there will be a Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Councilmember Allen, owners Gina Schaefer & Marc Friedman, and select Capitol Hill community leaders will be joining in the ceremony. All are welcome to attend this momentous occasion.

The ceremony will be followed by a Capitol Hill Small Business Open House, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Capitol Hill businesses and Frager’s B2B customers are invited to stop to celebrate our grand re-opening, chat with the B2B and Hello Rentals team about how they can help grow your business, and tour the new store. Attendees will receive a free gift courtesy of Frager’s Hardware.

On Saturday August 3 come to Frager’s for a free lunch. Frager’s will have a cookout on the Big Green Egg from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come join your neighbors for lunch (while supplies last, but no worries, lots of great neighbors = lots of supplies). There will also be cake from local bakery Firehook compliments of Frager’s Hardware! Cake cutting will happen at 12 p.m.

On Sunday August 4 Frager’s will host a Local DC Maker’s Pop-up Market, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Frѐres Branchiaux Candle Co. & The Card Bureau! Shop locally made candles and greeting cards from two favorite DC makers.

On Friday, join neighbors to celebrate the official Grand Re-Opening of Frager’s with a cookout on one of these Big Green Eggs, pictured in the new garden center behind Foliage by Frager’s (1123 Pennsylvania Ave SE). The outdoor space is also accessible from the hardware store.

Rebuilt at Home

The new store was rebuilt at the site of a fire in 2013 that gutted the Hill business and devastated the community.

The store occupies two floors for a total of 8,500 square feet both at street level and below ground. On the main floor, customers can find the paint department, housewares, cleaning products, pet and party supplies. Downstairs offers the Hello Rental! counter, key cutting, plumbing and electrical, special orders for items such as screens and glass, as well as all the little drawers containing fasteners such as nuts and bolts.

New to Frager’s is “Foliage by Frager’s,” located at 1123 Pennsylvania Ave., a boutique storefront gardening center complimenting the outdoor space.

Come on in and say Hello! to your friends and neighbors and celebrate the Frager’s homecoming. Learn more by visiting the event Facebook page.