Old-fashioned hardware stores are a dying breed as mega-stores muscle them out of business. Jamesville Ceramics and Paints is the real deal and meets the needs of downtown Hamilton where mega-stores fear to tread (thank goodness!). The service is friendly and the store has soul. It's a place where you want to take your time looking at all the cool gizmos. I especially like the red and yellow stripes that mark a grade change from one part of the store to another. Whether you want to can a batch of tomatoes or caulk your old windows, you can find what you need at Jamesville Ceramics and Paints.