FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — The nation has seen several big U.S. Supreme Court decisions come down from Washington this week, and one of them had its origins in Tennessee.
The Supreme Court ruled that a law requiring people to live in the state for two years before being allowed to open a liquor store was unconstitutional.
The decision to now allow outsiders, including big corporate chains, to immediately open a liquor store in Tennessee has local owners worried.
"It's almost an impossibility for me to compete with 4000 square feet, and they don't have to make a profit off a store here, they can make a profit off their store in Georgia to offset here, said Bard Quillman, owner of Red Dog Wine & Spirits in Franklin.
Quillman calls the decision the end of a 1-2 punch, after wine was allowed to be sold in grocery stores a few years ago, seriously impacting their business.