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The Battles of Lexington: City Paper goes deep inside and under Baltimore's oldest market

The Battles of Lexington: City Paper goes deep inside and under Baltimore's oldest market

A serpentine line of people waits to order one of Nancy Faidley Devine’s crab cakes at Faidley’s, the fish market her grandfather, John Faidley Sr., established at the Lexington Market in 1886. It snakes all the way down to the door that leads to the rest of the market. On one side of the throng is the raw bar—where Lou Fleming, a former arabber who has run it for the past 38 years, is already shucking oysters as fast as he can move. On the other side, the signs for raccoon and muskrat hang above the iced seafood, and Will Hahn, Nancy’s grandson, is working, hoping to sell the hundreds of pounds of fish he has ordered for Good Friday, later in the week. But...

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