Former Golden Corral building ready for the future

Metro Wire Staff

The former location of Golden Corral appears to be ready for a new tenant, as the restaurant’s corporate signage has been removed from the building.

The restaurant closed without warning on April 30, taking with it an anchor store for Crossroads Commons and leaving an unknown number of people unemployed with no notice.

A note left on the store’s front door April 30 was the only warning given to both employees and customers; social media pages for the location were removed soon after. Messages left by Metro Wire staff for Shelley Wolford, Golden Corral’s vice president of National Marketing and Media, have not been returned.

It’s still unclear how many employees were affected by the closure, and village leaders say they were also caught off-guard with the store’s closing. Administrator Dan Mahoney said it appeared the restaurant was regularly full of customers.

“It was a surprise to the village,” Mahoney said. “It was being spread on Facebook—that’s how we found out, and that’s all we know.”

Richard Holden, community development director for Plover, said another party has expressed interest in moving into the building, but on Wednesday was not able to provide details.

Updates as we have them.