A new restaurant is coming to East State Street in Rockford.
Smokey Bones will open where the Lone Star steak house used to be.
The casual dining restaurant offers wings, burgers and BBQ.
The construction company working on the building says it should be ready by the end of the year.
The building, located at 6690 E. State Street, has been empty since December 2016 when Lone Star closed. Restaurant management at the time said the decision to close was made by the company's corporate office.