Route 66 News

Billionaire Warren Buffett dines at historic Albuquerque steakhouse

Warren Buffett, the billionaire principal owner of Berkshire Hathaway, recently had a meal with cast members of “Breaking Bad” at the 40-year-old Monte Carlo Steakhouse and Liquor Store. The restaurant is on Central Avenue (aka Route 66) on the city’s…

How reopening a restaurant boosted a Route 66 town

This fascinating video by Illinois Tourism shows how reopening the historic Palms Grill Cafe improved the coffers of the Route 66 town of Atlanta, Ill. And the town didn’t benefit just financially. That 43 percent increase in sales-tax revenue should…

Remnants of Bell gas station are demolished, but sign is saved

The deteriorating remains of the long-closed Bell gas station along Southwest Boulevard (aka Route 66) in southwest Tulsa were razed Wednesday. However, the rusty Bell sign was salvaged the day before the bulldozer arrived, and plans are to eventually restore…

Boots Motel begins removal of gabled roof

Workers on Tuesday began removing a gabled roof from the Boots Motel in Carthage, Mo., so its owners could return the Route 66 landmark to its original flat roof, reported the Carthage Press. Co-owners Deb Harvey and her sister, Priscilla Bledsaw,…

New Gold Dome owner backs off from demolition efforts

The new owner of the Gold Dome in Oklahoma City has halted efforts to demolish the historic structure along Route 66, reported The Oklahoman newspaper on Tuesday. Earlier this month, David Box filed a demolition permit for the geodesic dome…

Pontiac repair garage marks 50th year

Gray’s Garage in Pontiac, Ill., a member of the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame, marked its 50th year in business on Friday, according to the Pontiac Daily Leader newspaper. Roger and Betty Gray opened the garage March 23, 1963,…

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