One of the issues that has been brought up is about Applebee's, O'Charley's, and other restaurants coming to Russellville if there was liquor by the drink, but the question I have, is Russellville really big enough to have any of these "name brand" chain restaurants here in town with or without liquor.
There's not even a Shoney's in Russellville, and it is one of those chain restaurants that don't serve alcohol. Many people may ask about Franklin, seeing how they passed liquor by the drink and how they are a small town, but one of the keys for them is I-65 passing right next to them.
An interstate seems to bring a whole lot more business, whether it be restaurants, industries, and others, that would not normally locate to a town without an interstate. Maybe someone should check with some of the people who set up and decide where these restaurants will open next and see if Russellville would even be under consideration with liquor by the drink.
While some restaurants may decide to open, I wouldn't see where it would be any of the big ones that people are familiar with like the ones in Bowling Green and other cities. I just don't want to see the possibility of these restaurants opening used as a reason for liquor by the drink when Russellville just doesn't seem to be the kind of town that would fit the criteria for these restaurants.