ELBA, Ala. (WDHN) — A young family originally from India is following their American dream here in the Wiregrass.

Recently, Michael Patel purchased the old Riviera Motel located off the Pea River bridge in Elba.

Patel says over recent years the establishment had fallen into disrepair. Since acquiring it earlier this year,
his family has poured thousands of dollars into the rooms.

The renovation, or makeover if you will include entirely new floors and individual improvements to the structure.

By the way, the Riviera Motel is the only motel between Opp and Enterprise.