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Red Hill Coffee Shop gets new owner

Red Hill Coffee Shop gets new owner

The historic Red Hill Coffee Shop along Route 66 in Rancho Cucamonga, California, will have a new owner Tuesday. Jim Moffatt, who owned the restaurant at 8111 Foothill Blvd. (Route 66) for 40 years, will turn the keys over to…

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Will The Boundary be endangered by Route 66 upgrades?

Will The Boundary be endangered by Route 66 upgrades?

The co-owner of The Boundary restaurant isn’t sure whether proposed improvements to Oklahoma Route 66 will force him out of business, but he’s going to to try to keep that from happening regardless. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will host…

Man returns coins he stole from Clifton’s Cafeteria 70 years later

A poor shoeshine boy who took coins from a wishing well at Clifton’s Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles returned to the restaurant many decades later to repay it “with interest.” The LAist got the scoop on this remarkable story about…

Gemini Giant, Launching Pad restaurant to be auctioned

Gemini Giant, Launching Pad restaurant to be auctioned

The future of the Gemini Giant on Route 66 in Wilmington, Illinois, is a lot cloudier after it was announced it and its restaurant will be sold at auction in April. James Bednar of Bednar Auction Service told the Kankakee Daily Journal…

Ramada Kingman running a Route 66 photo contest

Ramada Kingman running a Route 66 photo contest

Ramada Kingman in Kingman, Arizona, is asking Route 66 fans to help decorate the facility’s lounge, restaurant and lobby as part of the hotel’s continuing revitalization. To that end, the Ramada Kingman is running a photo contest. More details from…

Billy Corgan’s smashing road trip

Billy Corgan’s smashing road trip

Billy Corgan, lead singer and songwriter for the rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, recently finished a three-week road trip for a film documentary that included sections of Route 66. Corgan announced the trip on his blog earlier this month. He casually mentioned Route…

Springfield may add TIF district to section of Route 66

Springfield, Illinois, may add a tax-increment financing district to declining Peoria Road, which is historic Route 66 in the town’s north side. TIF districts are where taxes from rising property-tax values are used to pay a part of renovation costs or infrastructure improvements…

Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative wants a new name, logo

Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative wants a new name, logo

The folks behind the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative are hoping someone in the community can come up with a new name and logo for the group with a contest. From the news release this week: The past two…

Review: “Route 66: In Search of Ghosts and Treasures”

A new Route 66 book designed mostly for children finds a way to explain what still exists on the Mother Road and what is gone. Adults also might find pleasure with the text by Phyllis Chandler Grey and illustrations by…

A new look at Cuba’s murals

A new look at Cuba’s murals

Antigravity Photography used a drone to provide a new way to see Cuba’s murals along Missouri’s Route 66. I wasn’t sure how drone photography was useful for showing murals. But you’ll see, as I did, how their panning abilities can…

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