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Florist pulling up roots on Frederick Road in Catonsville
Florist pulling up roots on Frederick Road in Catonsville

After nearly 50 years of selling flowers to people in Catonsville from its location on Frederick Road, the Hilton Flower Shop will close its doors on Friday, Feb. 20. Last Thursday, despite the upcoming St. Valentine's Day holiday, the shop was relatively calm, with a few customers trickling in to place orders. Soon, shop owner Tom Medicus, 65, will no longer arrange carnations and roses for longtime customers from the three-story colonial. Although Medicus will continue to fill orders through his website, he will close up shop and sell the building, which has been in his family for generations. He said the business was founded by his grandmother, Christine Medicus, in 1929 when...

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