I imagine these people deal with many ""grabby children"" who break things. I remember this store from my childhood and I'm pretty sure I was told to not touch things. It's not a place to play, it's an ANTIQUE store and hardly the place to bring children. Valuable Items are on display and the reality of the situation is, those items are rare or they wouldn't be there. I'm sure your a fine parent, but being a nanny in the past, I know kids don't always listen. I am definately going to continue shopping there andI hope others do the same... with out their children in tow.
Cons: It's like a maze in there!