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Last updated: Fri. Apr. 04, 2014 - 02:05 am EDT

Store featured in Ford film ’Witness’ closing

INTERCOURSE, Pa. — A century-old Pennsylvania grocery store featured in the Harrison Ford movie “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 shutter 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.

 The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reports tourists would often take pictures on the store’s porch, where 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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 Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era


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