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Albuquerque mayor wants rapid-transit buses on Central

Albuquerque mayor wants rapid-transit buses on Central

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Perry this week pitched a $100 million plan to spur economic development along the city’s Route 66 corridor — two lanes of dedicated bus lines to mimic a light-rail system. The bus system would cover a 10-mile…

More 1993 videos of a Route 66 trip

More 1993 videos of a Route 66 trip

Anthony Reichardt of Santa Ana, California, has uploaded four more videos from 1993, when he and a friend drove a 1959 Cadillac down old Route 66. The first is Thelma White, longtime proprietor of Whitehall Mercantile in Halltown, Missouri. She also…

Brooks Building in Arcadia soon will have a Route 66-friendly tenant

Brooks Building in Arcadia soon will have a Route 66-friendly tenant

Joel Rayburn, owner of the Route 66-related GlassBoy Studios and Tourist Trap Tees, soon will move into the historic Brooks Building just a stone’s throw from the Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Rayburn told me in a text he should…

Joplin approves rezoning of Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop

Joplin approves rezoning of Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop

The city council of Joplin, Missouri, on Monday night unanimously voted to approveĀ a special-use permit for Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop that would allow an artist to set up a gallery and visitors center there, according to the Joplin Globe.…

Milk Bottle Building reopens with new tenant

Milk Bottle Building reopens with new tenant

Prairie Gothic, a boutique based in nearby Guthrie, Oklahoma, opened a second store in the historic Milk Bottle Building along Route 66 in Oklahoma City last week after months of renovations, according to an article in The Oklahoman newspaper. It’s…

The Nat may have a new owner soon

The Nat may have a new owner soon

Tucked deep into a KFDA-TV story about The Nat in Amarillo, Texas, is the news the historic venue’s current tenant intends to buy it as soon as her lease expires. Here’s the relevant excerpt about Kasey Tam, who runs The…

Bowling alley in Bloomington closes after 55 years

Bowling alley in Bloomington closes after 55 years

The AMF Circle Lanes bowling centerĀ near Route 66 in Bloomington, Illinois, closed Sunday after more than 55 years in business, according the Bloomington Pantagraph. Management didn’t explain the closure, but told the newspaper a decision was made to shutter it…

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