Store featured in Ford film 'Witness' closing

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Associated Press

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 3 at 11:04 PM

INTERCOURSE, Pa. (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/1dWrsZz ) 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 , http://lancasteronline.com

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