HARRODSBURG - Country star Eddie Montgomery plans to open a new restaurant in Harrodsburg.
Mayor Lonnie Campbell said the singer, who lives in Perryville, chose to purchase 39 acres of land on the Harrodsburg bypass to accommodate the new 150,000-square-foot restaurant. Although not completely planned yet, the restaurant also may include a conference room and outdoor ampitheater, as well as some stores, the mayor said.
The restaurant will be called Eddie Montgomery's Steakhouse and will be part of a development called Skylar's Landing, named for the singer's granddaughter, according to Montgomery.
"This will be a start for Harrodsburg and Mercer County to grow," Campbell told the Harrodsburg-Mercer County Industrial Development Authority on Monday. "I'm happy they chose us. Danville was trying so hard to get this at the last moment."