Legg concluded the trial on Aug. 14 but has requested an additional briefing in mid-September. The parties will argue whether all claims related to J.T.F. and the Amish Market should be dismissed, according to an order from Legg.
The judge is not expected to rule until after the September hearing whether the lease's anti-competition provision should be enforced or whether all or some of the Amish Market vendors should be expelled from the plaza.
Representatives for Cordish and Redner's did not return calls seeking comment.
Meanwhile, business continues as usual at Joppatowne Plaza's Redner's and Amish Market.
"It's holding steady," said Steven Stoltzfoos of his operation, an Amish stall called the Dutch Pantry that sells candy and nuts. Stoltzfoos also has a small section of gluten-free products, which he called a "good hit" with patrons.
"We're always looking for more [customers], like any business," said Stoltzfoos, who commutes from Perry County, Pa., about a two-hour drive from the shopping center.
On a recent Friday, many of Stoltzfoos' customers were either coming from or heading to Redner's.
Said Barbara Bell, who called herself a regular at both Redner's and the Amish Market: "I think there's room for both."