The most well-read story on Baltimore Fishbowl this week was Ed Gunts’ breaking news from Monday about the impending departure of Towson’s last major bookstore. The two-story Barnes and Noble in the old Hutzler’s building at Towson Circle is the only large brick-and-mortar book retailer left in that area after the Border’s on York Road and Ukazoo Books in Dulaney Plaza recently cleared their shelves. Now, Barnes and Noble will vacate its space in June, several months after the adjacent Trader Joe’s, to make way for redevelopment of the shopping center.

Here were our other most popular stories over the last seven days:

Ethan McLeod – “Looney’s Pub in Canton Briefly Shuttered for Health Code Violations” – Wednesday, Feb. 22

Ed Gunts – “Urban Landscape: Ambitious Plans for Hutzler’s; Hampden Project One Step Closer to Approval; Red Emma’s Expands” – Tuesday, Feb. 21

Cynthia McIntyre – “Swank Contemporary in Owings Mills Chops Price by $500K, to $2.29M” – Tuesday, Feb. 21

Ed Gunts – “Towson Barnes & Noble Closing Due to Proposed Construction in the Area, Executive Says” – Tuesday, Feb. 21

Ed Gunts – “World Relief in Baltimore Lays Off 140 Staffers Due to Trump’s Refugee Resettlement Restrictions” – Thursday, Feb. 16

Ethan McLeod – “Baltimore Rock Opera Society to Receive Permit to Re-Enter First Floor of Bell Foundry” – Friday, Feb. 17

Ed Gunts – “Seven-Level Luxury Apartment Building Planned for North Roland Park” – Friday, Feb. 24

Rachel Bone – “Blacksauce Kitchen Now Open Thursdays in Remington” – Wednesday, Feb. 22

Ethan McLeod – “Photos: A Walking Tour of the New CinéBistro at the Rotunda” – Thursday, Feb. 23

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Ethan McLeod

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...