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What is the status of the new steakhouse that is being built in South Middleton Township?

In October 2013, a fire destroyed a Bonanza Steakhouse in the 900 block of Walnut Bottom Road in South Middleton Township.

In September 2016, RB Investments and Madden Engineering Services received a formal waiver to bypass the land development plans for a new restaurant at the site. The property was sold to RB Investments in December for $950,000.

The new restaurant is expected to be called Roadhouse Steak and Seafood and construction will soon be finalized, according to South Middleton Township Supervisor Tom Faley.

Faley said construction is expected to be complete by Nov. 30.

The new restaurant is slated to open by the second week of December, Faley said.

“I’m so pleased that the restaurant is opening shortly because I’ve had so many residents inquiring about its status,” Faley said.

Roadhouse Steak and Seafood will include a 7,700 square-foot building and parking for 95 vehicles, Faley said. The restaurant will have room to seat 250 people and will be able to employ about 22 people.

According to Faley, the building is being offered to the tenant as a 10-year lease with an option to buy at the end of the lease.

The site had been a potential home to a Sheetz, but those plans fell through because of concerns about traffic and the environment.

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