Most of the people who shop at the Buringame Safeway are people who live in the area and come to do their weekly groceries. That's why the staff knows everybody and everybody knows the staff. Having talked to most of them personally, I can tell you that they are all great, friendly people and are always willing to help. No matter how crowded the store is (even on a Sunday) they'll ask you if you need any help. This store is great for the necessities like I said earlier (milk, butter, eggs, flour, sugar). You probably won't find your Evian water or any other specialty foods here. But I just love the atmosphere.