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A suburban grocer moves into Baltimore

A suburban grocer moves into Baltimore

Marshall Klein, fourth-generation scion of the Klein's grocery store family, is proud of the sweet potato pies stacked near the entrance to his newest supermarket, ShopRite of Perring Crossing in Parkville.

"We steam the potatoes ourselves," and on a busy day 50 pies go through the check out aisles, Klein said Wednesday as he balanced his 6-foot-5-inch frame on a folding chair in the community room of the new store off Perring Parkway just north of the city.

The pies — like the store's urban setting — are new for the Klein family, which has run grocery stores in Harford County for almost 90 years. The 56,000-square-foot ShopRite opened last month in a Baltimore...