Route 66 News

Notes from the El Vado hearing

I acquired a draft of the minutes from the City of Albuquerque Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission‘s Dec. 14 meeting regarding an application to recommend El Vado Motel as a city landmark. The commission approved the application by a 5-0…

The Berghoff in Chicago is closing

The Berghoff, a 107-year-old German dining institution in downtown Chicago, will shut down for good Feb. 28. Route 66 enthusiast David Clark, aka The Windy City Warrior, says The Berghoff is on westbound Route 66, about two blocks from the…

Pain Walker gives thumbs-up to Trade Winds Inn

Dennis Kinch, the Route 66 walker who’s raising publicity for the National Pain Foundation, is staying at the Trade Winds Inn in Clinton, Okla., until he resumes his journey. This is the motel that’s famed for its Elvis Room —…

Aztec Motel makes the “Uncanny” list

The Uncanny Valley, a blog that describes itself as a “travel guide to the unusual,” has just added the uniquely decorated Aztec Motel on old Route 66 in Albuquerque to its list. It also lists Precious Moments Park, near the…

Architecture building inspired by Mother Road

The Albuquerque Tribune today has a story about architect Antoine Predock and his latest project, the new University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning building. The project broke ground last month on the university campus, just east of…

Rivett’s Route 66 Cafe changes hands

Ken and Glenda Rivett of the Rivett’s Route 66 Cafe in Sapulpa, Okla., are taking off their aprons and giving them to Allen and Susan Shamburg of Grand Junction, Colo., on Tuesday, according to the Sapulpa Daily Herald. The Rivetts…

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