It's the circle of sweets. The Fractured Prune in Ellicott City has closed, according to a comment by CurranStat on a prior post. Apparently, the windows are papered up and already advertising a new tenant. That follows the Columbia outlet, which closed last year.
But comments on the same post say that Coldstone Creamery has opened in the new development on Rte 108 between Snowden River Parkway and Rte 100. That development has a Starbucks and something advertising "coal fired" -- maybe pizza?