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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2013
Susan Heisler, a retired grocery store merchandiser and recreational pool player, died of lung cancer March 3 at the Chesapeake Hospice's Mandrin Center in Harwood. The Glen Burnie resident was 55. Born in Baltimore and raised on Bush Street, she was the daughter of Roger Heisler, who served in the Navy, and Nira Blank, a Koppers Co. and Maryland Glass employee. The family moved to Anne Arundel County and she was a 1965 graduate of Northeast High School, where she ran track. She was a bartender at Dino's in Glen Burnie on Ritchie Highway.
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August 2, 2014
Your story about the closure of the last Stop Shop Save grocery stores in Baltimore is yet another sad example of why the city should move to repeal the bottle tax ( "Stop Shop Save to close remaining Baltimore locations," July 22). The bottle tax is hurting independent grocery stores like Stop Shop Save. This legislation, which exists nowhere else in the country, has made it nearly impossible for city-based grocers to compete with stores across the county line that don't have to pay the tax. The beverage container tax was increased on July 1, 2013, by 3 cents for every bottle and can of water, iced tea, soft drinks and juices.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
A man was critically wounded in a Northwest Baltimore grocery parking lot shooting on Thursday and police said they have a person of interest in custody. Baltimore police said a man was shot before 11 a.m. in the 3600 block of W. Cold Spring Lane in a bronze Ford sedan parked in an Aldi grocery store parking lot. As police arrived and began interviewing witnesses, they found a man they described as a "person of interest" in the shooting and took him into custody, Baltimore police spokesman Det. Sgt. Jarron Jackson said.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2014
They came with .22-caliber rifles wrapped in trash bags, Saturday night special handguns, rusted shotguns handed down from grandparents. A crowd of dozens lined up by 10 a.m. Saturday at a Northwest Baltimore church parking lot, most with gray hair and some leaning on canes or using hearing aides. They left with one $100 ShopRite Supermarket gift card per gun turned in. Many were skeptical that the gun buyback event would achieve organizers' goal of reducing city crime, though they were pleased to get something of value for guns that in many cases hadn't been fired in years or decades.
NEWS
February 27, 2010
Baltimore County police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with the armed robbery of an Arbutus grocery store in June, according to police. A warrant has been issued for John David Lamont Caldwell II, 41, of the 1900 block of Wilkins Ave. in Baltimore. Caldwell is wanted on two counts of armed robbery and felony use of a handgun in the robbery of the Mars supermarket in the 1000 block of Maiden Choice Lane at 6:52 p.m. June 21, police said. Police say Caldwell and another man entered the store, and one went behind the counter and demanded cash from an employee.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
While some parts of western Anne Arundel County, including Hanover and Crofton, have boomed with retail development, Odenton has largely been passed by. But a new report commissioned by county economic development officials suggests Odenton has desirable demographics — educated, affluent homeowners who could support two more grocery stores and more restaurants. "There is strong demand for certain kinds of retail in Odenton," said Mary Burkholder, executive vice president of the Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corp., which commissioned the $15,000 study of Odenton's retail environment.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella | lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | November 19, 2009
Baltimore's first Lowe's home improvement store and a supermarket would anchor a $65 million mixed-use project straddling Charles Village and Remington under a retail developer's plans to transform the site of Anderson Automotive, a fixture since the mid-1950s. Developer Rick Walker unveiled plans Wednesday to build the home improvement store and a grocer, along with 32,000 square feet of specialty shops and up to 60 apartments on 11 acres roughly bounded by 25th Street to the north, Maryland Avenue to the east, 24th Street to the south and the CSX rail line to the west.
NEWS
August 2, 2014
Your story about the closure of the last Stop Shop Save grocery stores in Baltimore is yet another sad example of why the city should move to repeal the bottle tax ( "Stop Shop Save to close remaining Baltimore locations," July 22). The bottle tax is hurting independent grocery stores like Stop Shop Save. This legislation, which exists nowhere else in the country, has made it nearly impossible for city-based grocers to compete with stores across the county line that don't have to pay the tax. The beverage container tax was increased on July 1, 2013, by 3 cents for every bottle and can of water, iced tea, soft drinks and juices.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Andrea K. Walker | February 5, 2010
Jittery shoppers were crowding grocery and hardware stores early Thursday, stocking up on food and anything that would make it easier to clear their driveways and sidewalks. The area's Home Depot stores have been shipping in snow shovels, snowblowers and other items from stores in New England to keep up with the demand. Jim Emge, district manager of the Baltimore-area stores, said snowblowers are especially popular: People's backs and spirits might not able to bear yet again digging out of mounds of snow with an old-fashioned shovel.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | September 15, 1992
With the stagnant economy hanging like a dark cloud over the negotiating table, bargainers for two leading regional supermarket chains and the Food and Commercial Workers union are coming down to the wire in contract talks.Giant Food and Safeway stores in the Baltimore-Washington area are scheduled to close tomorrow morning while employees meet for a vote on new contracts that would cover an estimated 25,200 workers. If the contracts are not ratified, members of Baltimore Local 27 and Washington Local 400 could strike.
NEWS
Jacques Kelly | July 11, 2014
Sometime in 1914, Luigi DiPasquale, who had left his home of Abruzzi, Italy, came to Baltimore and opened a corner store in Highlandtown. Ever the entrepreneur, he butchered and sold meats and also sold live goats tethered in the backyard. This week I spoke with his grandson, Joe DiPasquale, who continues the unbroken family tradition 100 years later. His business at 3700 Gough St. remains true to its original vision while adjusting to the times. Today, DiPasquale's Italian Marketplace is a thriving destination.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
A man was critically wounded in a Northwest Baltimore grocery parking lot shooting on Thursday and police said they have a person of interest in custody. Baltimore police said a man was shot before 11 a.m. in the 3600 block of W. Cold Spring Lane in a bronze Ford sedan parked in an Aldi grocery store parking lot. As police arrived and began interviewing witnesses, they found a man they described as a "person of interest" in the shooting and took him into custody, Baltimore police spokesman Det. Sgt. Jarron Jackson said.
BUSINESS
By Heather Somerville, San Jose Mercury News | March 6, 2014
The days of the conventional supermarket are numbered. Safeway Inc.'s announcement Thursday that private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management would acquire the company in a deal valued at about $9.4 billion is the latest sign from the troubled grocery industry that supermarkets have fallen out of style. The deal combines Safeway with Cerberus' Albertsons chain, creating a dominant grocery franchise on the West Coast. It also creates a grocery network of more than 2,400 stores and 250,000 employees. Safeway has more than 20 stores in the Baltimore area.
NEWS
February 17, 2014
Shopper loses her purse and finds honesty in grocery store Today I lost my purse at Save A Lot Foods in Arbutus. I didn't realize it for almost three hours and was in a panic mode when I did. I went back to the store and asked the cashier if anyone had turned in my purse and they had. The manager had locked it in the safe. I want to take this time to thank the person, who found my purse. The manager said no name was left but I want to let him/her know how much I appreciate it. This action confirms my faith that there are still many good people around.
NEWS
January 29, 2014
Where does letter writer David Liddle get off saying Baltimore's proposed tax on shopping bags would not have hurt anyone ( "All can afford a 10-cent bag," Jan. 27 When you go to the grocery store, there are usually 10 grocery bags at least. No one has the right to tell another person they can afford anything. Everyone's circumstances are different. If the "bag tax" were affordable, why are there so many people out of work and living on the streets, robbing and killing to get money any way they can?
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
While some parts of western Anne Arundel County, including Hanover and Crofton, have boomed with retail development, Odenton has largely been passed by. But a new report commissioned by county economic development officials suggests Odenton has desirable demographics — educated, affluent homeowners who could support two more grocery stores and more restaurants. "There is strong demand for certain kinds of retail in Odenton," said Mary Burkholder, executive vice president of the Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corp., which commissioned the $15,000 study of Odenton's retail environment.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | January 30, 1999
THIS PAST SATURDAY I passed by the old Gorsuch Avenue A&P. OK, it's really a Super Fresh, but I'll always think of that grocery store by its former name.It was no ordinary Saturday in Waverly. It was the last day of the store's selling-out sale. A few people milled around outside. That evening, the store closed for good.I've often heard that Baltimoreans stubbornly live in the past. So the passing of a food store that had served in this same location for 60 years is a cause for neighborhood mourning.
BUSINESS
By Andrea Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2011
From The Consuming Interests blog: Higher food prices are being passed on to customers by supermarkets, meaning some of us may start to see costlier bills. But there's no need to panic. There are ways to keep your bill down without completely giving up your splurges. Here are some of the tips I've learned over the years. Maybe some of you frugal grocery queens can pass on your suggestions as well. Plan your meals around the sales circular that week. Black beans and chicken on sale?
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
Union leaders representing 28,000 Giant Food and Safeway workers reached a tentative agreement with both supermarket chains on a new labor contract, which will be presented to members Dec. 17 for a vote. A collective bargaining agreement for Local 400 and Local 27 of the United Food & Commercial Workers would take effect immediately if approved, union leaders said. The impact of health reform on workers' health coverage had been the biggest sticking point in negotiations, union leaders have said.
NEWS
November 23, 2013
Baltimore Sun contributor Sloane Brown was picking up lunch at Whole Foods last week when she found herself singing along to a Beach Boys song that was playing in the store. "So hoist up the John B's sail, see how the mainsail sets," sang Brown as she bent over the salad bar. "Let me go home, let me go home. I wanna go home. " Then she realized she wasn't the only one singing along to the Beach Boys' 1966 hit. A person on the other side of the salad bar was singing, too, and he looked very familiar.
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