I have been a shopper at Alvin's for a few years, and the reason I keep going back is because I live two blocks away. I share the same opinion as others who have written reviews. The staff at Alvin's act like they could care less that you're in their store. The are always eating at the counter watching TV, or reading something. At one point while shopping their I ask one of them if they carried a certain bottle of wine, and his reply was "I don't know" he then turned to the other staff member their and said "I guess if I'm gonna work here I should get to know what we have in the store." The store is clean and well stocked, but their employees are the worst I've ever encountered while shopping. If a business wants to have a good staff working for them that deal with the public, they should take them to Alvin's on 6th street and simply tell them "See what these employee's are doing? Do just the opposite and you'll be fine."