Santoni's was founded in 1931 by our grandfather, Savino Santoni (Pop), and his brother, Terzo, in the back of their East Baltimore home. Working a second job at Bethlehem Steel as a tinner, our grandfather, with the help of our grandmother, Yolanda, was able to hold the company together through the Great Depression.
During the 1940's, the company moved out of the home where it was founded to a row house around the corner on Eaton Street. Two of the four sons, Bob and Paul, developed an interest in the small family business and took it over in 1972 when Pop Santoni retired. As our grandparents watched proudly, our Uncle Bobby and Uncle Paul took a small neighborhood store and aggressively developed a solid company, based on hard work and perseverance.
In the summer of 1986 as experiment in theme, Santoni's of Glyndon, was created. It was envisioned to be a special market encompassing old-fashioned customer service with the freshest variety of foods. We wanted a bright, clean, cheerful store where customers would be called by name, reminiscent of the tradition of Savino, Yolanda and Terzo over 75 years ago. Santoni’s Catering has also grown significantly over the years and we continue to enhance our catering services to provide deliciously memorable events for our clients. We are excited about the opening of our new Catering Sales Office in December 2009 to provide additional space for meeting with catering clients as well as for tasting and open house events.
As third generation owners, we are committed to the principles our family has passed down over 75 years of business: “Care for your customers like family, respect your staff, operate with integrity and good spirit, work hard and smart, and never, ever stop learning.” We carry that vision today, grounded in tradition, strengthened by enthusiasm and directed by our hearts to create a company full of great possibilities. We welcome you to Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering Company with pride.
Lou and Rick Santoni
Care for your customers like family, respect your staff, operate with integrity and good spirit, work hard and smart, and never, ever stop learning.