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After cleanup from Baltimore riots, some fear economic scars will linger

After cleanup from Baltimore riots, some fear economic scars will linger

After Monday's rioting, Attman's Delicatessen lost a catering event, about $1,000 in convention-related sales and half its usual Tuesday sales, said Marc Attman, owner of the Lombard Street landmark. But Attman, whose family's 100-year-old shop survived a fire set in the 1968 riots, is worried about something more insidious than those immediate losses. He saw it after the earlier riots when nearby stores failed to rebound — a sense that danger lingers, discouraging investment and discomforting visitors. "It's a business killer," said Attman, 63. "I'm sympathetic to people who want to voice their opinion. I'm not sympathetic at all to...

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