My experience in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Store (and how can you top a name like that?) was a treat.\r
On walking in, the Nun who keeps the store and a customer (he seemed a regular from their conversation) were on their hands and knees looking for a Thomas Merton book (the bookshelf with the aesthetics were on the floor).\r
A few jokes, a promise to sing with her next time he came into the store, the customer left and my husband and I had the undivided, but not overbearing, attention of the Sister...she knew where everything was, explained the book arrangement and was very helpful in choosing gifts for particular family members...\r
This store has it all: medals, rosaries, crosses and crucifixes, books from childrens' saints' Golden books to a whole shelf of Jesuit materials.\r
The Sister was affable, helpful and our half hour shopping there was a positive experience all around, right down to her ""God bless you!"" as we went out the door.
Pros: on-street parking good, ambience comforting, ask the Sister about singing
Cons: a bit jumbling of merchandise, but the Sister knew where everything was