The York Township property that was once the South York Diner is for lease.

South York Diner served York County customers for 37 years before former owner Steve Skouras sold it in June to his nephews Themi and Chris Sacarellos and brother-in-law Bill Costarellos.

Themi Sacarellos, a local property developer, also owns Round the Clock Diner near the intersection of Route 30 and Interstate 83. He did not return calls seeking comment.

Lease, not sale: At this point, the property is definitely for lease, not for sale, said Bennett Williams Realtor Chad Stine.

The 6,254-square-foot property at 2149 S. Queen St. is listed for $6,250 a month, or $75,000 a year.

At the corner of South Queen Street and I-83, "it's a very well-located property," Stine said.

"It doesn't have to be a restaurant. We're entertaining all possibilities," he said.

The property, first built in 1990 and remodeled in 2000, has generated a lot of interest, Stine said.

"We have constant showings. It's just a matter of the right tenant coming along," he said.

Its history: Skouras first opened the business with family in September 1975, calling it Donut Delite. It expanded to a restaurant in 1980, eventually becoming South York Diner at the busy York Township junction.

In June, Skouras said business had trickled off during the last two years, which prompted him to sell the business and retire at 65 years old.


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