Eddie’s Market Charles Village located on the 3100 block of St. Paul street has been serving the Charles Village community for decades. Owner Jerry Gordon is a long time friend of GHCC and a fixture of the north Baltimore neighborhood.
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Tell us a bit of the Eddie’s story, how did you end up on St. Paul street, becoming such a fixture of the neighborhood?
Many years ago when FDR was President, a man named Eddie Levy opened a grocery store and named it, surprise, Eddie’s Supermarket. He was successful and opened a second store. These stores were not like the super stores of today but more like neighborhood stores. Eddie’s franchise idea was a hit. At the height of the chain’s success, there were 26 Eddie’s Supermarkets in and around Baltimore. Jerry Gordon, the current owner, took over the management of Eddie’s on St. Paul on October 30, 1980.
What separates Eddie’s from other grocery stores is that we develop a close relationship with the students and neighbors from the area. We especially cater our product to the needs of the community, which is something a super-market cannot do.
You have been a long time supporter of Greater Homewood, why do you think the work we do is so important?
I believe GHCC is so important because they reach out and improve so many facets of life here in the Greater Homewood area. GHCC also has our support because Karen Stokes really went to bat for Eddie’s Market last year when there were serious talks about putting a large grocery store in Charles Village.
What do you love about being located in Charles Village?
I love the people and the relationships I have established. There are so many intelligent and interesting people in the area. You really never know who will walk in the door! In particular, I enjoy having conversations with the college students from Johns Hopkins. It helps keep me young!
What is the biggest improvement you have seen to the St. Paul street corridor?
The biggest improvement I have seen was when the Streuver brothers tore down the 3200 block and replaced it with the Barnes and Noble. This put us on the map and really was a catalyst for further expansion and development in the area.
Do you have any new or exciting things happening at the store?
We recently redid the entire produce department with new shelving and organic foods. One of the best things about Eddie’s is that we have such a variety of product at a reasonable price. Customers may be surprised with some of the interesting and exciting products they can find!
Eddie’s Market Charles Village is open Mon – Sat 7am – 9pm, Sun 8am – 6pm
For more information order to place an order online: www.eddiesmarket.com