Providing an arsenal of home-improvement tools and services, Ace Hardware arms handypersons in the war against home repairs and DIY projects. Potting soil (up to $12) gives flowers a healthy foundation in which to grow up, learn to read, and run for mayor. Uncouth kitchen floors can find refinement with BonaKemi floor cleaner ($9+), and leaky pipes can cease their hydro hemorrhaging with a Dogbone swiveling wrench set ($19.99). Provide residential access to old friends, new family members, and trustworthy street magicians with duplicate keys ($1.99), allowing them to come, go, and admire your new grill tool set ($34) at their leisure.
The Bike Shop's grease-slicked, tight-shorted technicians will tinker, tighten, and lube your bike up, down, inside, and around. Your tune-up includes service and adjustment for front and rear brakes, drive trains, wheel bearings, and truing (excludes spoke replacement or rim-wall correction), filling and topping-off of air and fluids, and a complete safety check followed by road testing if the weather is cooperating. It does not include parts. Additional charges may apply for hydraulic brakes.
As a regional manufacturer distributing products within a 500-mile radius, McCormick Paints takes a leadership position in truly green manufacturing and distribution by reducing energy, fuel and emissions in the delivery of products to the marketplace. McCormick Paints operates 24 retail store locations.
Every decent neighborhood needs three things: a good school, a mailman that barks back when dogs say hello, and a good hardware store to meet your indoor and outdoor needs. Frager's Hardware has served as the last of those on Capitol Hill since 1920.
Frager's Lawn & Garden Center has helped their neighbors' outdoor foliage thrive as well, providing sound advice for year-round garden maintenance.
Owned by deft de-stainers boasting more than four decades of combined experience, Merrifield Tailor & Dry Cleaning and Ann's Tailor have been serving the garb-gussying and thread-mending needs of Virginia residents for generations. Extract sloppy stains from a man's dress shirt ($1) or suit ($9), or get suit pants shortened ($12 without lining) in anticipation of this spring’s loafers and lederhosen craze. Adjust the hem of a summer skirt ($16–$25) or bring in the waist on a pair of women's pants ($16–$20) to show off a newly fit frame. Both tailoring shops guarantee all cleaning and sewing work, and unsatisfied customers are invited to drag their duds back to the store within five days for an apologetic re-cleaning or re-fusing.
For three generations, G Street Fabrics & Home Decorating Center has stood as a wonderland of creative possibilities. When David Greenzaid founded the company in 1942, he couldn't have known that more than 70 years later his children and grandchildren would still be there. The family helps creative types from Maryland to Virginia repair, replace, and create apparel, upholstery, and drapery. Designers can peruse a massive selection of fabric bolts and embellishments, such as heavily beaded tulle. Meanwhile, folks just looking to learn a little about making their own clothes can jump into classes that include sewing for beginners up through advanced sessions such as Create Your Favorite Swimsuit.