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As Baltimore restaurants mark 20 years, owners share what gives them staying power

As Baltimore restaurants mark 20 years, owners share what gives them staying power

Twenty years ago Kurt Schmoke was the mayor of Baltimore; the Ravens had just wrapped up their inaugural season; "Homicide: Life on the Street" was in its prime. And the Brewer's Art had just opened its doors in Mount Vernon.

Much has changed over the past two decades, but the Brewer's Art and fellow stalwarts of Baltimore dining are still going strong. Charleston in Harbor East is entering its 20th year in business, while Sotto Sopra and Blue Moon Cafe just capped off their 20th year as 2016 came to a close.

Longevity is rare in an industry where research shows the vast majority...

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