What's up with the old Ryan's building?

There has been ample talk and rumor about Golden Corral taking over the Ryan's building and putting a Golden Corral in front of Sam's Club.  Ryan's has now been gone for a while and one would think if Golden Corral had  designs on the old Ryan's building that they would have by now have made some changes or alterations to the building or at least put some kind of signage up to indicate they have plans to occupy the building. 

I think the bulk of the rumors were generated when someone saw advertisements on some of the job boards for management positions with Golden Corral with a Florence, Alabama location.   I guesss as with most other things time till tell.

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I do know, personally, some of the Democratic, folks that post on the forum and I also know them to be conscientious caring and patriotic people who care just as much about the Nation as Conservatives do.  I fail though to understand the disconnect that exist when the current Democratic party is so obviously different and changed from the Democratic party that carried the moniker to care about the middle class or the working man. 

I fully believe that today's Republican voter, in general,  is more like the 1960's Democratic Voter.  With the advent of Donald Trump however there is an undercurrent of Stereotypical greedy, care only for themselves, Republicans and they would just as soon see the Nation go down, as a whole, than lose their own status.   I believe there are good people on both sides, both in politics and on the forum here but granted it is often difficult to find them or there is a temptation to become more confrontational than to seek debate and dialog.

In short I believe that our nation's government is stronger with diversity than it is with homogenous leadership  as different, diverse, people can address and identify areas of concern and need that may go unnoticed and ignored when you have only one point of view or a slanted point of view.   One problem today though is the outright deliberate attempt on the Left to totally control the dialog and exclude any on the right.  There is also, more than at any time in the past, a liberal biased media that is active at implementing liberal agendas and concealing or ignoring reports that may be negative to their own slanted, biased, point of view.

The media is supposed to be skeptical and hold Government officials  accountable but more and more today that has morphed into providing cover and actively seeking to influence opinion to their own biased agenda.  Case in point with Katie Couric's interview where an 8 second silent clip was inserted to indicate that she either stumped the pro Gun control people or make them appear as ignorant.  NBC has also done essentially the same to control the narrative with George Zimmerman and the Travon Martin case making George Zimmerman appear as racist in their selective editing.  This is a dangerous point that should be just as alarming to Democrats (even though it suits their agenda) as it is to Conservatives and Republicans.   

With regards to Ryan's ... that is a total redo.  IF Golden Corral takes it over I hope they go in and gut it completely, top to bottom or raze it and start over.  That, I believe, is the only way to overcome the negative stigmas that exist with the old Ryan's location.

gbrk posted:

I do know, personally, some of the Democratic, folks that post on the forum and I also know them to be conscientious caring and patriotic people who care just as much about the Nation as Conservatives do.  I fail though to understand the disconnect that exist when the current Democratic party is so obviously different and changed from the Democratic party that carried the moniker to care about the middle class or the working man. 

I fully believe that today's Republican voter, in general,  is more like the 1960's Democratic Voter.  With the advent of Donald Trump however there is an undercurrent of Stereotypical greedy, care only for themselves, Republicans and they would just as soon see the Nation go down, as a whole, than lose their own status.   I believe there are good people on both sides, both in politics and on the forum here but granted it is often difficult to find them or there is a temptation to become more confrontational than to seek debate and dialog.

In short I believe that our nation's government is stronger with diversity than it is with homogenous leadership  as different, diverse, people can address and identify areas of concern and need that may go unnoticed and ignored when you have only one point of view or a slanted point of view.   One problem today though is the outright deliberate attempt on the Left to totally control the dialog and exclude any on the right.  There is also, more than at any time in the past, a liberal biased media that is active at implementing liberal agendas and concealing or ignoring reports that may be negative to their own slanted, biased, point of view.

The media is supposed to be skeptical and hold Government officials  accountable but more and more today that has morphed into providing cover and actively seeking to influence opinion to their own biased agenda.  Case in point with Katie Couric's interview where an 8 second silent clip was inserted to indicate that she either stumped the pro Gun control people or make them appear as ignorant.  NBC has also done essentially the same to control the narrative with George Zimmerman and the Travon Martin case making George Zimmerman appear as racist in their selective editing.  This is a dangerous point that should be just as alarming to Democrats (even though it suits their agenda) as it is to Conservatives and Republicans.   

At the upper echelons of the government, there is a nexus of establishmentarians of both parties.  It appears keeping power is more important to them than the nation.  They are supported by the Chamber of Commerce types of the Republican party and the Democrats' money men.  Think an unholy alliance of Koch, Soros, Silicon Valley and Hollywood.   Trump appears to be breaking up that alliance.  Whereas, Hillary is a solid supporter.

I believe Trump is shaking things up and I don't see Trump as part of the establishment, something Hillary is so entrenched in you can't separate her from it if you tried.  Hillary would be the most unmitigated disaster for our nation than any other politician running right now.  I have not problem with the Democrats running Bernie, Biden, or anyone else but Hillary is criminal and failure to see that is a personal choice because there is ample evidence out there that anyone can formulate that opinion. 

gbrk posted:

I do know, personally, some of the Democratic, folks that post on the forum and I also know them to be conscientious caring and patriotic people who care just as much about the Nation as Conservatives do.  I fail though to understand the disconnect that exist when the current Democratic party is so obviously different and changed from the Democratic party that carried the moniker to care about the middle class or the working man. 

I fully believe that today's Republican voter, in general,  is more like the 1960's Democratic Voter.  With the advent of Donald Trump however there is an undercurrent of Stereotypical greedy, care only for themselves, Republicans and they would just as soon see the Nation go down, as a whole, than lose their own status.   I believe there are good people on both sides, both in politics and on the forum here but granted it is often difficult to find them or there is a temptation to become more confrontational than to seek debate and dialog.

In short I believe that our nation's government is stronger with diversity than it is with homogenous leadership  as different, diverse, people can address and identify areas of concern and need that may go unnoticed and ignored when you have only one point of view or a slanted point of view.   One problem today though is the outright deliberate attempt on the Left to totally control the dialog and exclude any on the right.  There is also, more than at any time in the past, a liberal biased media that is active at implementing liberal agendas and concealing or ignoring reports that may be negative to their own slanted, biased, point of view.

The media is supposed to be skeptical and hold Government officials  accountable but more and more today that has morphed into providing cover and actively seeking to influence opinion to their own biased agenda.  Case in point with Katie Couric's interview where an 8 second silent clip was inserted to indicate that she either stumped the pro Gun control people or make them appear as ignorant.  NBC has also done essentially the same to control the narrative with George Zimmerman and the Travon Martin case making George Zimmerman appear as racist in their selective editing.  This is a dangerous point that should be just as alarming to Democrats (even though it suits their agenda) as it is to Conservatives and Republicans.   

 

pooh's dad posted:

what the heck does this have to do with Ryan's?

Nothing, as you surmised.  The deviation is in as much my fault responding to the second post in the thread which contrasted the Ryan's sign still having lights on for a closed place and referencing it to Democrats.

Yes, the Golden Corral, signage is finally up, and they are well on their way to preparing the restaurant for Golden Corral.  I was able to see that it appears that they are doing a total renovate inside even down to replacing all the buffet stations and tables and looks like they are addressing the bathroom situation that Ryan's always suffered with by redoing the bathrooms.  I do though think that they will be in the approximate location as they  were with Ryan's just a total redo which was sorely needed.

I just hope that the quality of the food is much better than Ryans.  It's been a very long time since I've ate at Golden Corral myself and the last time I ate there you could "special order" a GC marinated Sirloin but that's been a very long time ago.  Now, at today's restaurant, I don't know if you can order specific steaks or if you just have to take what's on the bar/buffet. 

Even with that I believe that Golden Corral is heads above Ryan's and that over the years Ryan's owners allowed the Restaurant to go downhill fast as they only  or seemed to only care about profits or what they could draw from the place rather than invest in it to make it better and keep it competitive.

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