Fritz Frager opened a small hardware store in 1920, which has occupied the same place on Pennsylvania Ave SE ever since. This iconic, locally-owned hardware still provides friendly, old-fashioned service to the neighbors on Capitol Hill. Frager's Just Ask Rental was opened in 2000, starting with pipe augers (snakes), and has continued to grow these many years. We are the Hill's best home party rental store and provide just the right tools for home do-it-yourself projects.
Even though the fire of June 2013 destroyed the inside of the building, our spirits are alive and well in our temporary location at 1323 E St SE. We will be back to the Pennsylvania Avenue location before you know it.