The top story on Baltimore Fishbowl this week was Ed Gunts’ weekly real estate development column, which led with the news that yet another store is leaving downtown Towson. The kitchenware and home furnishings retailer Williams Sonoma, located in Towson Town Center, has posted signs on its windows indicating it plans to close.

One reads, “We will be closing this location. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to visit or call us at our nearby locations.” Those are in the Village of Cross Keys and Columbia.

A sales rep told Ed they plan to shut down the Towson store in April. The departure from the downtown area follows those of Barnes & Noble and Trader Joe’s (which is really just moving to Kenilworth Mall down the road).

Here were the other most-read stories on the site in the last week:

Ed Gunts – “Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Pendry Hotel Set to Open March 21” – Tuesday, March 7

Cynthia McIntyre – “4,000-Square-Foot Pallazo-Style Townhouse In Little Italy Asks $1.985M” – Tuesday, March 7

Ethan McLeod – “A Co-Working Cat Café is in the Works at Whitehall Mill” – Friday, March 3

Ed Gunts – “With $1.5 Billion Redevelopment Plan Canceled, State Center to be Studied for an Arena” – Wednesday, March 8

Marion Winik – “Too Young, Too Soon: Remembering E-Dubble” – Wednesday, March 1

Ed Gunts – “Tom Clancy’s Inner Harbor Penthouse Gets $800,000 Price Chop and a New Listing Agent” – Tuesday, March 7

Ethan McLeod – “The Baltimore Sun Loses Two of its Top Reporters” – Friday, March 3

Rachel Bone – “New Plant and Gift Shop, B. Willow, Opens in Remington” – Wednesday, March 8

Cathy Evans — “Coping with Your Parents’ Estate Furnishings” — Monday, March 6

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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...