Pastime Ace Hardware
10057 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530 USA
Ok, it's been around 5 years since I've been here… Why a review now? Because some acquaintances reminded me of my experiences here, and theirs were *today*.
Once you catch the attention of the staff (no mean feat if they're moderately busy or if they're some of the handful who aren't so great), they will be astoundingly helpful. Almost too helpful if you're in a hurry. This place carries basic canning supplies year-round. They have a good selection of wood and tools. Still. Even with CA's economy in the toilet. I suppose that makes some aspects easier for DIY/canning supplies, but still…