Century-Old Lancaster County Store Closes

INTERCOURSE (AP) – A century-old Lancaster County grocery store featured in the film “Witness” has closed its doors. The owner of W.L. Zimmerman & Sons says in a letter to customers that she made the “difficult and heart-breaking decision” to shut down the business due to competition. The shop in Intercourse was featured in several scenes of the 1985 drama about a Philadelphia police detective who hides out with an Amish family. Tourists would often take pictures on the store’s porch, where actor Harrison Ford was filmed using a pay phone. Owner Kris Shirk says in her letter that “it takes more than nostalgia to keep a business going.” The store opened in 1909 and closed on March 28.

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