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The former Roadhouse Steak and Seafood in the 900 block of Walnut Bottom Road in South Middleton Township is becoming a Hoss's Steak and Seahouse.

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Roadhouse Steak and Seafood to become Hoss’s Steak and Seahouse

Lobbying from the Facebook comment section has made its mark. South Middleton Township is getting a Hoss’s Steak and Seahouse.

Hoss’s officially signed a lease last week to take over the former Roadhouse Steak and Seafood in the 900 block of Walnut Bottom Road, according to Bill Shearer with Berkshire Hathaway.

Shearer said the deal has been in the works with corporate management at Hoss’s for three to four months.

He said the new restaurant is likely to open no later than the beginning of February.

The announcement of Hoss’s comes after a turbulent opening and quick closing of the highly anticipated Roadhouse Steak and Seafood at the location earlier this year.

After more than a year in development and several setbacks, Roadhouse Steak and Seafood opened in March.

The initial plan was to have construction completed in November 2017 and the restaurant open in mid-December.

Within four months the newly constructed building was shuttered and out of business.

The property had been the site of a Bonanza until a fire destroyed the restaurant in October 2013.

In the more than four years between the fire and the opening of Roadhouse Steak and Seafood, the location was the proposed site of a Sheetz, but that plan was shot down by township supervisors because of traffic and environmental concerns.

Hoss’s has locations in the 1100 block of Harrisburg Pike in Middlesex Township, the 700 block of Wertzville Road in East Pennsboro Township and the first block of Gettysburg Pike in Upper Allen Township.

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