NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - Two brothers are refurbishing a 1957 airplane and turning it into a restaurant in central Florida.
Danny and Skip Perna bought the DC-7 airplane from Opa-locka Airport in Miami after it was decommissioned from flight in 2005. The classic airliner was last used to fly cargo.
The brothers said the DC-7 Grille will seat nearly 50 customers plus a bar. The cockpit will remain intact and the wings are being painted silver in an attempt to match the aircraft's original metallic sheen.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports it will be several more months before the restaurant opens. The city must also sign off on the plans.