Sitting empty for almost a year, there's something happening at the old Ryan's Buffet on South Broadway in Tyler.

The doors on this buffet style restaurant in the Broadway Crossing Shopping Center on South Broadway were quickly locked up last March due to bankruptcy filings from Ryan's parent company. The restaurant has sat empty now for nearly a year. I've noticed a huge Tyler Solid Waste teal green dumpster sitting outside the front doors for the past couple of months, but never saw any activity to what was going on. Within the last couple of weeks I noticed a construction fence with green fabric has gone up all around it and the outside of the building facing Broadway is undergoing a make over. So what's going in it's place? Golden Corral. Yes, Golden Corral is coming back to Tyler. It was about eight years ago we had a Golden Corral on the loop near Old Bullard Rd. before it closed.

Golden Corral is expecting to open by mid-March in their new home at 5602 South Broadway in the Broadway Crossing Shopping Center in front of Best Buy and Lowe's!