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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nacho Mama's taps one of the first kegs of Natty Boh in 15 years

    Nacho Mama's taps one of the first kegs of Natty Boh in 15 years
    From the Midnight Sun blog: On Thursday afternoon the cramped Canton bar Nacho Mama’s was log-jammed. Inside the bar, which is decorated like a shrine to National Bohemian, there were more people than Mr. Boh logos on the walls. The waitresses had a...