Musser's Columbia

The Musser's Market in Columbia Plaza, 960 Lancaster Ave, Columbia, closed Feb. 15, 2019.

Friday will be the last day for the Musser’s Markets location in Columbia whose owners say they will consider opening a discount grocery store at the stop.

The 44,000-square-foot store at 960 Lancaster Ave. is the smallest of the four-store grocery chain that includes stores at the Buck, in Lebanon and outside Mountville.

The roughly 45 full- or part-time employees at the store were all offered jobs at other Musser’s Markets, with most transferring to the store near Mountville, which is about two miles east along Route 462.

Musser’s, which announced the store’s closing Feb. 4 , owns the Columbia Plaza shopping center where it is located.