Holmes said that while Micklos' five stands are the only ones being asked to leave in the metro area, there are no hard feelings.

"I know of one other one (vendor), but most stores do not have food vendors even in that area," Holmes said of the food stands near his stores in the Baltimore metro area.

That other vendor is not being asked to leave because his trailer is not as close to the stores' entrances.

"His (the other vendor) is out in the parking lot, not up against the building like his (Micklos)," Holmes said. "It's different."

He said the five stores in the area simply need the space near their entrances to display spring and summer products in their busiest season of the year.

"It's not unusual to see these closed and see space reused in locations where we have them all across the parking lot," Holms said.

"The reason for the timing behind it, with the 30 days, is that we're into our busiest selling season," he said.

"We're constantly evaluating our business and determining store by store, department by department," he said. "In this case, we need to use the space currently occupied by them for purposes that are really critical to the store."

Hooty said he hadn't heard that the stands were going to close before last week.

Further news from Micklos quickly consoled him.

Micklos said he is working with Lowe's in Catonsville, White Marsh and Glen Burnie to move his stands to their locations after leaving Home Depot.

"Every one of these managers at the Lowe's locations knows exactly who we are," Micklos told Hooty.

Hooty said he would be at the Lowe's on Baltimore National Pike in Catonsville as soon as Micklos moved.

"Where am I going to get my lunch? Well, there you go, that's where," he said.