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Route 66 News

Does Route 66 through central New Mexico need “rebranding”?

A panel that’s working to re-energize Route 66 from Moriarty, N.M., to the Rio Puerco west of Albuquerque wants to designate it as “Retribution Road,” reported the Mountain View Telegraph. The “retribution” part comes from the diabolical deed of Gov.…

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Grand Canyon Cafe will be in film about history of Chinese food

The historic Grand Canyon Cafe in Flagstaff, Ariz., will be one of the subjects of a documentary about the rise of Chinese food in the United States, reported the Arizona Daily Sun. A crew from WD Films, which is producing…

Son of Route 66 Malt Shop owner allegedly threatens employee

The controversy involving the Route 66 Malt Shop has gotten uglier. The Albuquerque restaurant, which made headlines this week for refusing to pay a city-mandated minimum wage to employees, received more bad publicity when the owner’s son reportedly threatened an…

Wagon Wheel Motel adds second sign

The historic Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, Mo., added a second neon sign to its property, according to a post on its Facebook page on Wednesday. The sign, fashioned in part from metal wheels welded together, stands on the east…

Tucumcari used for fashion photo spread by Marie Claire magazine

In December, French fashion photographer Thierry Le Goues, model Katelyn Pascavis, and a large crew from Dodge Burn Foto descended on the Route 66 town of Tucumcari, N.M., and its landmark Blue Swallow Motel for several days for a photo shoot…

Organizers cancel Route 66 Rendezvous

Organizers canceled the annual Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous classic-car show due to severe financial problems and cutbacks by the host city of San Bernardino, Calif., reported the San Bernardino County Sun and other media outlets Tuesday afternoon. The newspaper…

Historic Tulsa shopping center soon will be auctioned

The historic but long-stagnating Crystal City Shopping Center along Route 66 in southwest Tulsa soon will be auctioned, reported KJRH-TV in Tulsa. The property will be auctioned by Williams & Williams on Feb. 27. With the date will be new…

Albuquerque proposes incentives for more neon along Route 66

Mayor Richard Berry and the City of Albuquerque are considering proposals that would lead to more and bigger neon signs along the city’s Route 66 corridor, reported the Albuquerque Journal. According to the newspaper, the ideas include: — Allowing bigger…

Albuquerque restaurant refuses to pay minimum wage

The owner of the Route 66 Malt Shop in Albuquerque acknowledged to KOB-TV he’s refusing to pay a new city minimum wage recently approved by voters. Here’s the video from the station’s report: The most pertinent points from the written…

Does Cadillac Ranch have new owners after Stanley Marsh 3 settled lawsuits?

Cadillac Ranch patriarch Stanley Marsh 3 and several of his associates settled all the lawsuits from 10 men who alleged sex acts were performed in Marsh’s high-rise office when they were minors, reported the Amarillo Globe-News on Saturday. A statement…

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