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A Century in the Family Business

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DiPasquale's Italian Market
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Americans are doing more and more of their shopping online -- but part of what distinguishes Baltimore are the brick-and-mortar businesses that have thrived for more than a century. The nonprofit ‘Baltimore Heritage’ has a new project recognizing the owners of 100-year legacy businesses, and project researcher Richard Messick and executive director Johns Hopkins tell us all about it. Then we hear the real deal about two family-run establishments: from Joe DiPasquale of DiPasquale’s Italian Market and Tony Tochterman, of Tochterman’s Fishing and Tackle.

To learn more about Baltimore's Legacy Businesses, visit this link. 

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'