I shop often at Stoneway Hardware. I find the guys in there to be friendly and respectful--they don't assume that since I am a woman I don't know anything. I appreciate that.
I have found plumbing supplies, doormats, electrical socket replacements, sandpaper, carpet tape, extension cords, weird sized and shaped screws and bolts, picture hanging hardware, etc.
I most appreciate the small size of the local hardware stores and try to use them whenever I can so they stay in business!