I just couldn't do without Westlake Ace Hardware in the neighborhood! There really aren't other hardware stores inside the city. The big chains tend to be on the outskirts. So its great to have a hardware store to go to at a moment's notice! There is a great selection, and the staff are helpful. The sale prices are okay. Regular prices might be a little more than the big chains, but when you think about the time and gas it takes to go to them, you come out about even.