The Baltimore City food stores list was developed as a part of a research project to measure and assess healthy food availability in Baltimore City food stores. Food store locations were identified through multiple public data sources (listed below) and on the ground verification. Data collectors verified the locations during the summer and fall of 2016. Additional stores were added as data collectors in the field observed new retail locations This list does not include carry-out restaurants, delis, liquor stores, or miscellaneous non-food stores, food outlets that were primarily specialty stores (selling only one type of food product such as a bakery), or unavailable for the general public (club stores). Stores that were surveyed for their healthy food availability are noted in the dataset. Stores were classified into four categories: Convenience Stores: A variety of stores that sell food products but place a significant focus on non-food items. Most sales may be made up from prepared foods, gas, cigarettes, pharmacy items, home goods, etc. This retail type includes chain and gas station convenience stores, drug stores or pharmacies, and discount/dollar stores. Small Grocery & Corner Stores: Small format grocery stores that are typically independently owned and operated. They typically have annual food sales of less than $2 million, and have limited to no food departments. Corner stores are often located on street corners and thus small, limited to one row house unit, with an emphasis on snacks over groceries, similar to convenience stores. Small groceries are often larger, two or more row house units, and emphasize groceries over snacks. Public Markets: Historic City-owned indoor markets that feature diverse vendors selling a variety of food (including prepared) and non-food products. Supermarkets: Large format grocery stores with all food departments present, including produce, meats, seafood, canned goods and packaged goods. Usually chain stores, they typically have annual food sales of $2 million or more and have three or more cash registers. Data compiled and categorized by CLF staff. Sources: Baltimore City Health Department; USDA Food and Nutrition Services Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Retailer Locator; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health previous food store research; Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Date: 2016

Dataset Attributes

  • Shape
  • Name
    {"value"=>"7-Eleven", "count"=>48} (), {"value"=>"BP", "count"=>30} (), {"value"=>"Rite Aid", "count"=>25} (), {"value"=>"Royal Farms", "count"=>20} (), {"value"=>"CVS", "count"=>15} (), {"value"=>"Family Dollar Store", "count"=>13} (), {"value"=>"Family Dollar", "count"=>10} (), {"value"=>"Save-A-Lot", "count"=>7} (), {"value"=>"Citgo", "count"=>7} (), {"value"=>"Dollar General", "count"=>7} ()
  • Address
    {"value"=>"400 W LEXINGTON ST", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"5501 PARK HEIGHTS AVE", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"5700 WABASH AVE", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"5600 THE ALAMEDA", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"5330 FRANKFORD AVE", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"2401 BELAIR RD", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"921 E PATAPSCO AVE", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"2830 S HANOVER ST", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"900 N MONROE ST", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"1900 BELAIR RD", "count"=>1} ()
  • City
    {"value"=>"Baltimore", "count"=>992} (), {"value"=>" ", "count"=>1} ()
  • State
    {"value"=>"MD", "count"=>993} ()
  • Zip Code
    0 to 212123
  • Type
    {"value"=>"Corner Store", "count"=>616} (), {"value"=>"Gas Station", "count"=>123} (), {"value"=>"Convenience Store", "count"=>81} (), {"value"=>"Discount Store", "count"=>55} (), {"value"=>"Pharmacy", "count"=>49} (), {"value"=>"Supermarket", "count"=>47} (), {"value"=>"Small Grocery", "count"=>16} (), {"value"=>"Public Market", "count"=>6} ()
  • Surveyed
    {"value"=>"Yes", "count"=>881} (), {"value"=>"No", "count"=>112} ()

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