Rosedale, MD - When we last saw the King, he wasn't looking so hot.
Rescued from a graveyard, his blue suede shoes were gone.
He was cracked up, messed up and his suit was ratty.
Elvis was a mess.
But now, the old boy looks good.
Fully restored to his full Elvis-ness, his suit is pressed, his microphone is golden and his blue suede shoes are, well blue.
A good samaritan did him up.
He really didn't want his name out there so we won't tell you that he owns a body shop, on Eastern avenue in Essex just across the bridge by the Back River...begins in B ends in well.
But we will tell you why he did it.
“The gentlemen that repaired Elvis his uncle died last year he did it for his memory...so his uncle looked like an Elvis impersonator...yeah he used to dress up like Elvis in parades and stuff." Diner Owner Maria Pigaditis says.
Frank Solits died last year.
You probably seen him dressed as Elvis riding in parades carrying the tradition of the King.
Frank loved Elvis and his nephew loved him, so what better way to remember your eccentric uncle than by helping Elvis and bring joy to people who like the thought of a shimmering king over their heads as they eat pancakes.
“That is so cool to have Elvis up there and just shinning and doing the “hey how you doing thing.” Customer Tationia Warren says.
And they plan on keeping Elvis on the building for quite a while.
You see Elvis has been reinforced with steel and has a rebar on his butt keeping him in place.
If they try to take the King again they're gonna have to take the roof too.
Folks here want the king to last as long as the building...which they hope will be around as long as the legend of Elvis.
“And I'm telling ya, I think he's gonna be generations to come and that music will live on forever he may be gone but he lives on forever.” Customer James Norris says.
The restaurant plans on adding other security measures to help protect their Elvis.
Meantime no one has been arrested for the original theft.
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