Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published September 09, 2011

Cummings Joins In Celebration Of Neighborhood Revitalization

Congressman to visit Howard Park Kick-off to welcome new grocery store

(Washington, DC) - Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will join Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other area elected officials and stakeholders, to celebrate the demolition of the former SuperPride Market in the Howard Park Community.

The demolition of the Market, which has not been used in more than a decade, will make room for the new ShopRite, slated to be built on the plot of land formerly occupied by that market. With the addition of the ShopRite, a “food desert” will be ended in the Howard Park area. A “food desert” is any area where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. They exist primarily in rural and inner urban areas and are most prevalent in low-socioeconomic minority communities.

The Howard Park community has been without a full-service grocery store since 1999.

Congressman Cummings will be introduced by M.J. “Jay” Brodie, President of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC).

WHO: Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young, State Delegate Sandy Rosenberg, Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector, Baltimore City Councilwoman Helen Holton, Preston Greene, President, Howard Park Civic Association, M.J. “Jay” Brodie, BDC President

WHAT: Howard Park Demolition Kick-off

WHEN: Saturday, September 10th at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: 4601 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore