Frager’s Hardware is close once again to returning to its property on Pennsylvania Avenue SE.
The beloved Capitol Hill store is in talks with D.C.-based Perseus Realty on an agreement that would allow the shop to return to 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, which was devastated by fire in June 2013.
Kristin Sampson, Frager’s garden manager, stressed in an interview with Hill Now that the deal wasn’t final, after the Washington Business Journal reported today on the shop’s talks with Perseus. Earlier this year, a deal with Roadside Development to rebuild the store collapsed.
Like Roadside, Perseus is looking to construct a mixed-used development that would include residential space, in addition to Frager’s.
“Hopefully, it won’t fall through,” Sampson said.
Since the fire, Frager’s has spread its business across four Capitol Hill locations, including 1323 E St., 1115 Pennsylvania Ave., 1129 Pennsylvania Ave. and 1230 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.