Living in Charles Village for a bit has given me a small taste of the area - its people, traditions, values, and ideas. The area is a very kind, close-knit one, where walking into any establishment always merits a hearty "Good morning/afternoon/evening!" - bars, restaurants, convenience stores, etc. Anywhere, it's a friendly atmosphere.
I don't get the same feeling from Eddie's. Now I know that people in the Charles Village area enjoy Eddie's on the whole, but I get a certain distant feeling from it - the prices are higher than normal (a discount applies if you possess a Student Discount card), the sign on the front door asking for help says "Impeccable References Required", and the selection is very limited.
But far be it for me to diss this store - for hard-to-find items, it has a great selection; and (living nearby) it's extremely convenient. Just make sure you have the discount card for a 10% discount, and be sure to shop around first - otherwise you could be charged a lot more than you'd enjoy.