While other new patches of earth are dug up for this new business or that new business out of Highway 54, there stands a building in a PRIME location ready to be inhabited.

I can't exactly remember when Logan's Roadhouse went away--it wasn't THAT long ago--but it's been an empty building long enough for us to speculate what could go in out there.

Or at least hope.

Based on conversations I've had, I've compiled a list of restaurants that some (myself included) would like to see take over the old Logan's building.

Keeping in mind that there are some chains that have a minimum population restriction (which means I could seriously be barking up the wrong tree), here they are, in no particular order:

1. Jack in the Box

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It's not only time to scale down from big cities, but it's time to move into Kentucky.

2. Panda Express

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(Since I couldn't find a picture of the restaurant I could use--come on, Panda Express--how about this really cool picture of a couple of pandas?) Now, where were we? Oh yes...fast casual Chinese food sounds mighty good to me. Of course, if we get THIS, we won't get...

3. PF Chang's

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...but, oh is it ever so GOOD. I do, however, have a feeling Owensboro's a tad small for Chang's, even though this town would support it. (Since I couldn't find a picture of the restaurant I could use--come on, PF Chang's--how about this really cool picture of some Chinese food?)

4. IHOP

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Folks have been SCREAMING for this one for years. In fact, whenever work begins on a property, people wonder if we're finally getting an IHOP. Of course, considering the fact that a bunch of IHOPs could be closing in 2018, we're probably out of luck.

5. Waffle House

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I've saved the best for last. You see, I get a little sad when I see these dot the landscapes when I'm traveling. I want my WAFFLE HOUSE BACK!

 

And, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE...anyone with way more development or city & regional planning knowledge than me (and there are tons that fit THAT category), chime in.