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Mayor Rawlings-Blake announces grand opening of ShopRite Grocery in Howard Park

Market is the first in Howard Park Area Since 1999

8/1/2014, 5:46 a.m.
ShopRite Grocery opened a new store in northwest Baltimore--the first in the area since 1999.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown help cut the ribbon for the new ShopRite grocery store in Howard Park. (Courtesy photo)

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, state and local elected officials, and representatives from grocery partner ShopRite Grocery celebrated the grand opening of the city's largest supermarket—and the first in the Howard Park community in more than a decade.

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Shoppers line up at the new ShopRite in Howard Park

The ShopRite Grocery will offer Howard Park residents healthy food options, as well as access to a pharmacy, health suite, bakery, and Halal butcher. The supermarket will employ 282 workers, 44 percent of whom will be full-time employees.