One of the 47 most anticipated culinary arrivals for 2013, finally, finally gets a confirmed launch timetable. After lagging behind an "early fall' opening prediction, the company's career Facebook page now posts, "the Las Vegas Golden Corral is scheduled to open in mid-November."
Nevada's first Golden Corral buffet will be 11,088 square feet, next to a Home Depot and parked across the street from a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Plans date back 14 months and document unforeseen issues with water, sewer systems and geology, frequent problems encountered when building on a previously vacant lot. The Vegas project has a publicly allotted budget of $1,172,000.
Wall signs and a pylon have been permit approved and the "tortoise fee" part of Nevada's Desert Conservation Program has been satisfactorily addressed.
Golden Corral is infamous for running frequent local commercials for its restaurants, despite the closest branch being located Kingman, Ariz., just over 100 miles away. The Las Vegas incarnation is located just over 9 miles from the line for the Bacchanal Buffet.