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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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  • Jeep pulled from Inner Harbor in Canton

    Jeep pulled from Inner Harbor in Canton
    About an hour before the sun broke over Canton Waterfront Park on Wednesday, Ricky Bradley noticed something strange as he took in the cool summer morning: a silver car heading down a wide brick walkway, straight for the water's edge. Just feet from...
  • Study finds majority of teens delay pursuit of driver's licenses

    Study finds majority of teens delay pursuit of driver's licenses
    What once was teenage rite of passage — getting a driver's license — is being postponed as younger people choose to take public transportation, can't afford a car or simply decide they don't need one. In Maryland and across the country, 16-...
  • Hunting for horta

    Hunting for horta
    "We lived in Greece when I was little, and my grandmother was boiling this green stuff. It had a very strong smell and did not look appealing ..." -- Irene Filippou Arvanitis You might call the lovely Irene Arvanitis a bag lady. Wherever the...
  • Louis F. Caralle Sr., railroader

    Louis F. Caralle Sr., railroader
    Louis F. Caralle Sr., a retired railroad man and decorated Korean War veteran, died Sunday of cancer at his Edgemere home. He was 80. The son of fruit vendors, Louis F. Caralle was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a vocational school...
  • Like/Dislike with Nicholas Sjostrom, musician

    Like/Dislike with Nicholas Sjostrom, musician
    Nicholas Sjostrom, a Baltimore music producer, is stepping outside the studio and in front of a microphone. Sjostrom, a Chicago native who lives in Hampden, grew up playing music and studied sound engineering in college. The 34-year-old songwriter and...
  • Cooking with beer gains popularity

    Cooking with beer gains popularity
    The idea that beer has just as much right as wine to be on a fancy dinner table is not a novelty. And during the annual Baltimore Beer Week celebration, which begins Friday, it's a matter of principle. The beer dinner, a multicourse meal built around...
  • Santoni's and the bottle tax

     Santoni's and the bottle tax
    I am no economist but I fail to see why the bottle tax has been so disastrous to Santoni's Supermarket in Highlandtown while apparently sparing other city markets ("Santoni's closing Highlandtown store," Oct. 13). (Make no mistake: My mobile friends...
  • City's bottle tax a big burden for small retailers, grocery experts say

    City's bottle tax a big burden for small retailers, grocery experts say
    An independent grocer's profit margin is so slim that Baltimore's bottled-beverage tax may be to blame for the pending demise of Santoni's Supermarket, industry experts said Monday. "It was, in my opinion, a prime factor" said Jeff Metzger, publisher of...
  • Mayor defends bottle tax, suspends grocery program after Santoni's closing announcement

    Mayor defends bottle tax, suspends grocery program after Santoni's closing announcement
    Facing criticism from a struggling local business, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended the city's bottle tax Tuesday as essential to rebuilding Baltimore's schools. But the mayor acknowledged she would have to suspend a program that delivers fresh...
  • Second vendor files lawsuit against Santoni's

    Second vendor files lawsuit against Santoni's
    A second vendor has filed a lawsuit against Santoni's Supermarket, a Highlandtown institution that said earlier this week it will be forced to close because of Baltimore's bottled-beverage tax. G. Cefalu & Bro. Inc., a 100-year-old fruit and vegetable...
  • 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...