Frager's Sets Up Shop Today At Eastern Market

Garden Center Opens Sunday on Temporary Slab

Ed Copenhaver came out of retirement this morning to pitch in to help move the Garden Center. Photo: Andrew Lightman

Frager's Hardware employees were hard at work this morning loading trucks in front of the devestated store. Fortunately, the Garden Center largely survived the fire intact. It will reopen on the slab that formerly housed the temporary Eastern Market this Sunday.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray will officially welcome Frager's to Eastern Market tomorrow, Sunday, June 9 at noon. Supporters are asked come wearing Frager's tee-shirts and hats. The Garden Shop will open immediately after.

The Capitol Hill Community Foundation will have a booth at Eastern Market today to take donations for their fund to aid the employees, residents and businesses displaced by the Frager's Fire. Online contributions can be made at Friends of Frager's.

Employees load the truck with garden supplies. Photo: Andrew Lightman

The Garden Center survived the fire. Photo: Andrew Lightman