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Frager's Moves To Eastern Market As Rebuilding Begins After Fire

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The Frager's garden center, shown here at its original location on Pennsylvania Avenue SE, will move to Eastern Market as the hardware store rebuilds.
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The Frager's garden center, shown here at its original location on Pennsylvania Avenue SE, will move to Eastern Market as the hardware store rebuilds.

A Capitol Hill hardware store destroyed in a fire last week is re-opening a portion of its business at a nearby location.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced a plan Sunday that will allow Frager's Hardware to sell plants and nursery supplies from a temporary location at Seventh Street SE in Eastern Market. The store's former location was a few blocks away at 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

“Frager’s Hardware is one of the most beloved businesses in the District, and none of us can imagine the Capitol Hill community without Frager’s,” said Gray at Sunday's announcement. “We wanted to ensure that the District did everything we could to help this locally owned and operated small business weather the hardship caused by this fire and continue serving its neighborhood and employing District residents as it rebuilds.”

The fire this past Wednesday at the popular neighborhood hardware store, which has been in business for 90 years, began about 6 p.m. The blaze burned for hours and sent dark smoke drifting over the Capitol dome and Nationals Park.

Frager's new space is a concrete pad which formerly served as the foundation for the temporary location of Eastern Market.

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