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Bob Alin was the longtime manager of Scheels Hardware, and the cafe at the 13th Avenue location is named, in part, after him. David Samson / The Forum

Neighbors: A cup of Scheels memories

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Let’s pull up a chair at the Café de Robert in Scheels Home and Hardware store on 13th Avenue South in Fargo and have coffee with the man for whom the café, in part, was named.

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He’s Robert “Bob” Alin. The other Robert for whom the café was named is Bob Scheel, grandson of Fred A. Scheel, a founder of the company in 1903.

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