Stuff’D Steaks & Hoagies has revealed its new location.

The restaurant that closed its doors April 27 in Campbelltown will be housed in the former Phillip Arthur’s Café at 108 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey.

Stuff’D Steaks owners Brian and Maria Boltz finalized the sale of the property today, May 13. In an interview hours after taking ownership of the restaurant, Brian Boltz laughingly called the move “Cheesesteaks on Chocolate” and said he anticipates opening in the new location in three to four weeks.

The property sold for $525,000, according to Dauphin County real estate records.

“We are so excited. We’re a family business, so this is our children’s future,” said Brian. He, Maria and their children Finnegan, a 2023 Hershey High School grad, and Elizabeth, a student at Hershey High School, all work at Stuff’D Steaks, which opened at 2824 Horseshoe Pike, Campbelltown, in January 2022.

In a video posted on Facebook, Brian and Finnegan appeared with Phillip Arthur’s owner Phil Guarno to announce the new location of Stuff’D Steaks.

Guarno, who also owns Fenicci’s, the restaurant next door, explained that Phillip Arthur’s, which served ice cream as well as lunch and dinner, was formerly a drug store. He purchased and converted it to Phillip Arthur’s in memory of his dad, who owned ice cream shops and cafes in Trenton, New Jersey.

Guarno’s dad died in March 2006 shortly before he purchased Fenicci’s, and the last place they had dinner was Fenicci’s. He opened Phillip Arthur’s in 2007.

Stuff’D Steaks’ philosophy is “take care of the people who take care of you,” so the focus was not only great food and family, but also community. “We’re bringing that same focus to Hershey” Brian said. “Campbelltown was a great place to get our start.”

He explained that the restaurant could not come to terms with the new owner of the Brass Rail Beverage at its Campbelltown location, so “we had three months to figure things out.” Brian said they did consider another spot in Campbelltown, but it would not have been available until next year.

“We’re a family business, and this is our livelihood, so we couldn’t wait that long. But on March 22, we received a life-changing email from Phil. I didn’t know him, but he was offering to sell us Phillip Arthur’s,” he said.

On the Facebook video, Guarno said he’s a fan of Stuff’D Steaks. “I want this part of Chocolate Avenue to remain local and family-oriented — just like Mr. Hershey would have wanted,” he said.

Brian Boltz said Stuff’D Steaks plans to add a brick oven for pizza will continue to serve ice cream to honor the Phillip Arthur’s legacy.

For updates on Stuff’D Steak’s new Hershey location, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page.

This article was updated after publication with details on the real estate transaction.

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Rochelle A. Shenk is a writer with over two decades experience. Her work appears in regional business publications and lifestyle magazines as well as area newspapers. She writes about business and municipal sectors as well as arts and entertainment, human interest features, and travel and tourism. Rochelle...