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FOX Memphis: First Phase of Renovations At The Circle G Ranch

FOX Memphis: First Phase of Renovations At The Circle G Ranch

HORN LAKE, Miss. (FOX13) – Circle G Ranch, the Horn Lake ranch where Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned, is being restored. Phase one for restoration was unveiled this week. Part of the plan for the ranch is to rustle up a lot of money, for a lot of good causes.

According to Mayor Allen Latimer the development at Circle G ranch will certainly have the city of Horn Lake saying thank you, thank you very much for your tax dollars.

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“I am hoping that when they come in to pay their respects to Mr. Presley that they will remember that he and Priscilla spent their honeymoon night in Horn Lake and visit us,” Latimer said.

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But beyond any dollars generated by tourists Mayor Latimer says he is impressed by plans to use the ranch to raise money for charitable causes, including helping veterans and special needs children with disabilities.

“Not only will it provide retail space but there will be talks about Elvis’ heritage in the area and my understanding is they will hold events on a permanent basis to help those with disabilities,” the mayor said. “So not only is this an economic boom and a cultural boom but it will do a lot to help a lot of people in a lot of ways also.”

As for Elvis fans and whether they will visit Circle G, they already do. Alexandra and Irina made the 27-hour flight from Romania.

“I want to see everything about Elvis we were in Tupelo and Graceland and we want to see more,” the two said.
Here is a sneak peak of what’s to come for the Circle G: plans include the relocation and restoration of Elvis’ honeymoon cottage; an arena will be created next to the stables for horse shows; Elvis’ barbecue pit will be recreated in its existing location, using the remaining original bricks; and a new water feature will be added to a lake on the property.

Phase one of restoration is expected to be complete by Summer 2015.

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This article originally appeared on myfoxmemphis.com.

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