SPARTANSBURG — The Amish owners of a Spartansburg store say their business is for sale, however, they will remain open.

"We've had a lot of people come in thinking we are going out of business," said Lawrence Schrock, owner of Schrock's General Store.

Schrock said since an announcement was made about the sale, he has only had one person call inquiring about purchasing the business.

The store is owned by Schrock and his wife, Barbara.

"This store was built in 1984 and we have a booming business," Schrock said. 

Schrock said he plans on staying to help the next store owner when the business changes hands.

"We've put a lot of money and time into this business to see it go down the tubes," he said.

Schrock said he hopes the next owner will keep the store in its present location at 43342 Penoyer Road, Spartansburg.

The Schrocks' decision to sell came from a need for more time for themselves and more time to devote to family.

"My wife just wants to be a grandmother and eventually in life, you have to do what's right for you," Schrock said.

His wife, Barbara Schrock, agreed.

"I know we're going to miss it, but it's time for a change, time to start slowing down," she said.

The Schrocks haven't settled on an asking price for the business yet as there is a lot of inventory and other buildings that are expected to be sold together.

"We will get that figured out when we have someone serious about buying the business," Barbara Schrock said.

Joyce Onink from Sugar Grove was in the store shopping for stamps on Saturday afternoon.

Onink makes cards and the store carries unique stamps that feature scriptures.

She has been shopping at the store for many years.

"I was concerned they were closing," she said. "I'm glad to hear they are not closing their doors."

For now, customers can still get their homemade Amish goods by taking just a short drive out to the country.

Hours are Mondays through Wednesdays, and Fridays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store is closed on Thursdays and Sundays.

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