Enough with Lowes and Home Depot. Support your local, single-owner hardware store. Enjoy the cozy, crowded stalactite feeling of a small hardware store making the most of every inch of space.
Roxy is one of two small hardware stores in this neighborhood. They have a wide range of plumbing and lighting supplies, wooden dowels, chains cut to length. They also cut keys. They might even break off from a debate about the Mets this season to ask "whatchya lookin for, hon?" if you seem to be wandering. There is a display of floral-patterned screwdrivers for women at the cash register.
Try to get that kind of service and selection at Lowes.