Stoney Creek Inn in Dauphin remains open as proprietor sells restaurant

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A nicely-regarded cafe with amazing waterfront views in Dauphin County is for sale.

Diners patronize Stoney Creek Inn in Dauphin for hand-lower steaks, seafood and Greek specialties as well as out of doors seating together the Stoney Creek falls.

Operator Nick Kolivras mentioned he’s advertising the restaurant, which he has operated due to the fact 2012, to start out a new chapter in his existence. He reported adjustments in the marketplace over the earlier two several years, which include increased food charges, inventory problems and incapacity to find capable personnel, have manufactured it as well hard to do small business.

“The dynamics of the market has transformed and it is not a thing I want to go on to be my life style,” Kolivras said.

In the meantime, Stoney Creek at 150 Erie St. remains open for organization as regular. Kolivras stressed business is thriving and the cafe is hectic.

The much more than 3,728 sq.-foot making sits on a lot less than half an acre and is listed by NAI CIR Professional True Estate in Lemoyne for $1.65 million. The sale incorporates a cafe liquor license.

Stoney Creek was renovated in 2019 and features a substantial income quantity and beautiful sights, in accordance to the listing. The restaurant is revered for its waterfront setting and condition-of-the-artwork 70-seat deck with outside bar.

Earlier, Kolivras’s mothers and fathers, Dennis and Crystal Kolivras, owned Stoney Creek. In the early days, it operated as a tavern with a confined food items menu of principally sandwiches.

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Currently the cafe serves an substantial collection of American and Greek foods together with Maryland type product of crab soup, Greek spinach pie, 24-ounce porterhouse steaks, stuffed shrimp and fettuccini Alfredo.

In 1997, Stoney Creek obtained a nod when previous Republican Speaker of the U.S. Dwelling of Associates Newt Gingrich, who grew up in Hummelstown, called it one particular of his mother’s favored dining establishments.

Stoney Creek Inn

The Stoney Creek Inn in Dauphin options a newly renovated condition-of-the art deck with views of the Stoney Creek falls.

“It’s actually great meals and they’ve got actually pleasant people who have been wonderful to mother and father. It is form of a family hangout,” Gingrich explained to a reporter.

Kolivras did not elaborate on plans after he sells the cafe, only expressing he has an “escape route.” He mentioned the close to 25 workforce have been knowledgeable the restaurant is for sale.

“There’s been a large amount of tough function that went into this, a great deal of emotion …,” he stated.

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