This hardware store is old school - staffed by friendly, knowledgeable people who remember you and care about your projects or needs, no matter if big or small. Sure, it might cost a little bit more than a big box no service HD or Lowe's, but it is worth every singly penny (that's usually the difference, pennies). That said, you can park close, get in and get out with the right stuff in five minutes versus an hour-long lonely search...this place rocks. you'll be smiling when you leave...
Pros: Best service and how-to knowledge ever
Cons: Limited lumber supplies