Frager’s Moves To Eastern Market As Rebuilding Begins After Fire (WAMU) Frager’s Hardware, a Capitol Hill neighborhood store recently hit with a devastating four-alarm fire, is set to reopen in a different location – an empty lot and former temporary Eastern Market location – this weekend. “Frager’s Hardware is one of the most beloved businesses in the District, and none of us can imagine the Capitol Hill community without Frager’s,” said Mayor Vince Gray in a recent statement. The new location will be selling plants and gardening supplies while rebuilding and repairing the beloved spot.
Montgomery County Announces Capital Bikeshare Expansion Plans (WAMU) Capital Bikeshare has over 1500 bikes at 175 stations across Virginia and the District, but none in Maryland. Under a new plan, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation has announced that it will expand Capital Bikeshare to various Maryland sites by this summer, including Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Rockville, Shady Grove, Silver Spring, and Takoma Park. This plan includes 500 new bikes at 55 different stations, focused along Metro lines to the north of DC. This plan is part of a pilot effort to see how the bikeshare program could positively affect low-income workers in suburban areas.
From a Nonprofit, Advice on Reaching Millennials (The New York Times) Do Something, a national nonprofit that seeks to match millennials with different campaigns and causes, has started a new division in researching consumer data. This division of the nonprofit, called TMI (just like the acronym, Too Much Information), tries to identify successful platforms to reach and interest Americans ages 13-25, from social media to website design; last year, Do Something had over 2.4 million participants, a number the organization is trying to even further increase this year. Using this information, the division will work with both nonprofit and for-profit organizations and marketing agencies to better reach young Americans with an interest in philanthropy and community service. The division has also stated that this division could one day segue into a for-profit venture, based on their future success.