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Grocery Store Made Famous by Harrison Ford's 'Witness' Closes

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    A century-old Lancaster County 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, Pa. 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.

    "There wasn’t enough margin to work with any more," Shirk told the paper.

    "Ultimately, closing the grocery store will make Zimmerman’s even stronger, and will allow me to focus on the hardware and the fuel business."