Elephant Coffee Shop

Wally Gladney has spent nearly seven months and over $100,000 restoring the former elephant service station and turning it into a coffee shop. The Elephant Coffee Shop had it ribbon cutting on Thursday after opening for business on July 1.

It's the classic story of an American man in his twilight years.

A retired business owner and Cessna pilot who helped build Shoney's restaurants all over the country returns to his hometown with a Big Boy in his trunk and buys an old gas station shaped like an elephant.

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