I am exploring the history of corner-stores (specifically in Baltimore) and illustrating the importance of the stores to the community by interviewing families who have owned them, and people who have relied on them. Small businesses and family owned shops are so important to our communities and they are becoming harder and harder to find. My goal is to share the stories of these stores, both past and present, and to illustrate why they are so important and to show the lasting memories that these places have on people.