Route 66 News

A Route 66 engagement

You have to like a couple that uses three Route 66 landmarks in Arcadia, Okla., as the backdrop of their engagement photos — the Round Barn, Pops, and the closed Hillbillee’s complex. http://vimeo.com/41088467 The video and photos are by Blue…

Red Cedar Inn up for sale again

The┬áRed Cedar Inn, a famous Route 66 restaurant in Pacific, Mo., that closed in 2005, apparently is on the sale block again. The Smith family, owners of the property, announced an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, according…

Plan for closed Joliet church includes a Route 66 visitors center

The plan for a long-closed church in downtown Joliet, Ill., includes converting it into senior-citizen housing and creating a visitors center for Route 66 travelers, according to the Chicago Tribune and the Joliet Herald-News. Developer Scott Henry on Wednesday laid…

Pacific Electric overpass approaches the finish line

Longtime roadie Delvin Harbour sent these photos of the Pacific Electric Trail overpass that goes over Foothill Boulevard (aka Route 66) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. As you might expect, the new overpass has a Route 66 theme, and puts all…

Microbrewery coming to Staunton

The East Wind Brewing Co. is establishing a microbrewery on Route 66 in Staunton, Ill., reported the Riverfront Times in St. Louis. The newspaper talked to owners Eric and Keva Lee. A few excerpts from the article: We will be…

Boot Hill owner will be on “Today” show tomorrow

Rory Schepisi, owner of the Boot Hill Saloon & Grill along Route 66 in Vega, Texas, will appear on NBC’s “Today” show on Thursday, reported Go Rare, a blog by the Certified Angus Beef brand. Schepisi is no stranger to television,…

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