Elvis lives ... in Grangemouth diner

Ann Mooney rubs shoulders with Elvis in the Grange Diner
Ann Mooney rubs shoulders with Elvis in the Grange Diner

They say there’s a guy down the Grange Diner who could be Elvis ... and we think this could at least be partially true. ​

Last week saw Presley fans all over the world mark the 35th anniversary of The King’s untimely death in their own unique way.

Ann Mooney, manager of the Grange Diner in Charlotte Dundas Court, Grangemouth, played Presley classics in the cafe, which opened its doors in April, non-stop and dedicated ‘Wooden Heart’ to the diner’s prize possession - a life-size statue of Elvis himself.

Ann said: “We wanted to have a 50s and 60s theme to attract people - it’s like a step back in time. We then started to collect memorabilia to put up on the walls.

“We picked up the Elvis statue on e-bay and everyone who comes in just loves it. Someone took his picture and put it on Facebook, saying you’ll never guess who I met down my local cafe.”

The decor also includes a corner devoted entirely to The Beatles, a copy of The Liverpool Echo front page story on the day John Lennon was shot and lots more. The diner’s Tiger Play Area is almost as big a draw for mums and children as Elvis, who overlooks an air hockey table from his raised vantage point.

Ann said: “People have said it’s been a postive change to the area and is something they have been needing for years.”