Our top story this week is a sad announcement: Hamilton’s Green Onion Market on Harford Road is going out of business. Co-owner Rich Marsiglia wrote on the business’ Facebook page on Monday that after five years of operating, his giant carrot-topped store is shutting down within two weeks. During that time, he’ll be selling all the fresh goods on the shelves at discounted rates.

Marsiglia didn’t elaborate on why the store is closing. (We couldn’t reach him by phone.)

“I want to say from the bottom of my heart to our many loyal customers, I am truly sad to make this unavoidable business decision and will miss seeing you on a regular basis,” he wrote. He added that he still expects to see everyone around, as he lives in the neighborhood. He said he plans to lease the property to another business soon. And the giant carrot will remain, he told a commenter.

Here were our other most-read stories from the past seven days:

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Ed Gunts – “Urban Landscape: Ground Broken for $30M Ronald McDonald House; Construction Underway for Harbor Point’s ‘Sandlot’; Williams Sonoma Closes Towson Store; Mahan Rykiel Moves to New Home” – Tuesday, May 2

Marion Winik – “Keeping Up With Caitlyn” – Wednesday, May 3

Ed Gunts – “All-Star Design Team Selected to Study Expansion of Baltimore Convention Center, Replacement of Royal Farms Arena; Scope of State Center Study Increased” – Wednesday, May 3

Ethan McLeod – “After Racist Incident Targeting Adam Jones, Orioles’ John Angelos Condemns Nation’s Intolerant Atmosphere in Letter” – Wednesday, May 3

Ethan McLeod – “Tibetan Monks Stopping Through Baltimore to Impart Wisdom, Raise Funds for Their Monastery” – Monday, May 1

Rachel Bone – “Traveling Man: Gilman Alum’s Journey Inspires Handbook on Travel” – Friday, April 28

Ethan McLeod – “Howard County Schools Superintendent Renee Foose Expected to Resign” – Tuesday, May 2

Ethan McLeod – “Police Dug Up Late Baltimore Priest’s Body to Further Investigate Sister Cathy Cesnik’s Murder” – Thursday, May 4

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...