ELK PLAIN, WA — The site has been the Elk Plain Cafe since the 1940’s and a gas station since about 1901. Earlier this year, the Elk Plain Cafe building was removed along with old manufactured homes and the tall trees.
This week, the excavation began for the new O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store on the corner of the Mountain Highway East and 22nd Avenue across from Elk Plain Elementary. Over the next two months, a new look for the center of Elk Plan will appear.
There is also excavation just north of the Mexican Restaurant in Graham. That is the new Graham O’Reilly’s.
If you are interested in the Elk Plain site history, check out this older story from the Pierce Prairie Post, Farewell Elk Plain Cafe.