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Brothers turn 1957 airplane into restaurant in New Smyrna Beach

Brothers turn 1957 airplane into restaurant in New Smyrna Beach. (WFTV)
Brothers turn 1957 airplane into restaurant in New Smyrna Beach. (WFTV)
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Updated: 7/13/2013 1:04 pm
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (WFTV) -- 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.

(Copyright The Associated Press)
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