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Stall at Joppa Amish market ordered to close
Stall at Joppa Amish market ordered to close

Lapp's Fresh Meats, one of several Amish-run stalls inside the Joppa Market Place at Joppatowne Plaza Shopping Center, must close within ten days, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The meat vendor violates an agreement between Redner's, a Pennsylvania grocery chain with a store in the shopping center, and the plaza's owner, the Baltimore-based Cordish Cos., U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett said. Redner's sued Cordish more than two years ago, saying that the Amish stalls break a contract between the companies. That contract prevents Cordish from leasing property within a five-mile radius of the shopping center to be used as a "food supermarket, butcher shop,...