Hill Businesses Brave Sandy to Serve Residents

Many Stores to Reopen Tomorrow

Rain lashes a Capitol Hill street. Photo Linda Samuel

Hatches have been battened and residents are hunkering as the Capitol Hill community braces amid Hurricane Sandy, or Frankenstorm, as many prefer to call the epic storm that has descended upon the mid-Atlantic region.

As the neighborhood prepared for the worst of the storm, expected to hit Monday afternoon and continue into the evening and overnight, many local businesses remained opened for last minute stocking up and leisure outside of the house.  Safeway, Harris Teeter, CVS, and Frager's bustled with folks buying last minute groceries and supplies. Results the Gym was packed with members getting in a pre-hurricane workout. Schneider's kept their doors open for people doing last minute shopping for spirits. And many restaurants around the Hill served customers throughout the day.

Several of these businesses plan to remain open as long as possible on Monday, and barring any power outages, will also be open on Tuesday:  Safeway 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Harris Teeter 7 a.m. to 12 a.m., Frager's 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., CVS 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (The pharmacy opens at 8 a.m.).

Customers should call ahead to inquire about any changes to the schedule.

It should be noted that national and local weather advisories strongly warn against going outdoors during these hazardous conditions.

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