Lucy the Elephant in Margate is listed as a National Historic Landmark. The six story tall elephant has been attracting tourists since 1881. It's been a real estate office, a tavern and even a summer home. Today there's a picnic area and tours inside Lucy are conducted by volunteers. So what's the problem?
The problem is the area Lucy now stands in has been re-zoned for resort hotels. She's now on prime Jersey Shore real estate. The mayor says the town has to balance it's history with a development.
Public hearings are planned to discuss Lucy's future. Hopefully, she can be moved somewhere close by. It would be a real shame if the Jersey Shore lost the oldest roadside attraction in the country.
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