Frager’s Farewell Barbeque

Retirement Party for John and Fran Weintraub Takes Place June 20

Frager’s Hardware is hosting a retirement barbecue Tuesday June 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for John and Fran Weintraub, the former owners of the hardware store.

After more than forty years, the couple have handed the business over to Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman of the A Few Cool Hardware Stores Cooperative (AFCHS). AFCHS is the owner of the famous Logan Hardware. As an AFCHS operation, Frager’s will join the Ace Hardware Cooperative.

The barbeque will be a chance to honor John and Fran and the significant role they have played on the Hill and in the lives of Capitol Hill residents. At the same time, there will be an opportunity to meet the new owners of the iconic business, Gina and Marc. There will be live music and a raffle as well as snow cones, popcorn and the opportunity to pot some plants at the potting station.

The occasion will give you another reason to get down to Frager’s and pick up some last minute gardening or home repair materials. Five percent of all proceeds from sales during the celebration will be donated to the work of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, which is one of John and Fran Weintraub’s favorite non-profits.

The barbeque will take place at Frager’s, which is located at 1323 E St. SE.