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Highlandtown

Highlandtown
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Easter... Show more »
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Eastern Avenue. « Show less

Top Highlandtown Articles

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  • Police investigate Highlandtown bank robbery

    A morning bank robbery and the ensuing search for suspects in the area shut down a stretch of Pratt Street on Friday.  Police said that two men robbed at gunpoint the Hopkins Federal Savings Bank at the corner of East Pratt and South Eaton streets at...
  • Baltimore kicks off neighborhood holiday shopping campaign

    Baltimore kicks off neighborhood holiday shopping campaign
     Baltimore will kick off its annual "Miracle on Main Streets" holiday shopping campaign Thursday in an effort to encourage residents to shop in the city's nine Main Street neighborhoods. The coordinated promotion among the neighborhoods features special...
  • Cris Jacobs aspires higher, thanks to ... Ray Lewis?

    Cris Jacobs aspires higher, thanks to ... Ray Lewis?
    Although he spent the majority of 10 years on the road, Cris Jacobs still feels a strong connection to the stage where it all started. "The 8x10 is my homebase, my backyard. I love it and the people who own it, Abigail [Janssens] and Brian [Shupe]. I...
  • RIP family grocery? Not so fast

    RIP family grocery? Not so fast
    When Santoni's announced last week that it was closing its remaining grocery store after more than 80 years in the business, the news sent something of a shiver through Michele Speaks-March. Not only did she grow up near the old Santoni's in Dundalk, she...
  • Santoni's closing must have had to do with more than the bottle tax

     Santoni's closing must have had to do with more than the bottle tax
    It is sad to hear that a local business, Santoni's Supermarket, will be closing after more than eight decades serving the people of southeast Baltimore ("Highlandtown Santoni's folds," Oct. 14). Not only are 80 people going to be out of jobs, but now...
  • Did customer resentment kill Santoni's?

     Did customer resentment kill Santoni's?
    In a July 2011 interview with the Baltimore Business Journal, Rob Santoni Jr. admitted that his store had been paying the bottle tax instead of passing it on to consumers. So if the actual prices of beverages didn't increase, are we supposed to believe...
  • End of era for Highlandtown shoppers

    End of era for Highlandtown shoppers
    Like many Baltimoreans, we were saddened by the recent announcement that Santoni's Supermarket in Highlandtown plans to close its doors at the end of the month and lay off more than 80 employees. Santoni's has been a venerable neighborhood institution...
  • What's the real story with Santoni's?

     What's the real story with Santoni's?
    Like the mayor, I'm no grocer, but I am nonetheless skeptical of owner Rob Santoni Jr.'s explanation of why he is closing his Highlandtown supermarket ("Santoni's closing Highlandtown store," Oct. 13). To claim that the city's bottle tax is the sole...
  • Sara Gail Clagett, tunnel toll collector

    Sara Gail Clagett, tunnel toll collector
    Sara Gail Clagett, a retired Harbor Tunnel toll collector and a gardener, died of pulmonary disease Sunday at her son's Charles Village home. The longtime Highlandtown resident was 72. Born Sara Gail Friesland in Pine Swamp, N.C., she was the daughter...
  • As interest in hookah lounges ignites, Baltimore County eyes regulations

    As interest in hookah lounges ignites, Baltimore County eyes regulations
    Smokers looking to light up socially haven't been able to in Maryland's bars and restaurants since 2007, when the General Assembly banned smoking in most public places. Enter the state's growing number of hookah lounges, where patrons smoke flavored...
  • Santoni's in discussion with retailers to take over vacated location

    Santoni's in discussion with retailers to take over vacated location
    Santoni's Supermarket closed its doors on Tuesday after operating in Baltimore for 83 years. The Highlandtown store blamed its demise on the city's tax on bottled beverages, which more than doubled to 5 cents per bottle in July. The store said its sales...
  • Group marches for health care for all

    Group marches for health care for all
    The federal Affordable Care Act is expected to provide access to medical coverage to hundreds of thousands of Maryland's uninsured, but one group said that doesn't go far enough. The group, Healthcare is a Human Right-Maryland, led a rally Saturday in...