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Chicago’s Willis Tower sold for $1.3 billion

Chicago’s Willis Tower sold for $1.3 billion

Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, still called the Sears Tower by many Windy City residents, was sold for $1.3 billion to New York investment firm Blackstone Group last week. The price tag for the 110-story building — the second-tallest in the…

Gold Dome back on market

Gold Dome back on market

The historic Gold Dome building in Oklahoma City as back for sale after a company’s plans to turn it into its headquarters were scrapped because of a nosedive in oil prices, reported The Oklahoman last week. Building owner David Box…

Old Riverton Store marks 90 years

On Friday, the Old Riverton Store along old Route 66 in Riverton, Kansas, marked its 90th anniversary of business. Yes, the store actually predates Route 66 by about 18 months. The newest owner, Scott Nelson, who’s worked there since he…

The big threat facing Williams — and the Southwest

The big threat facing Williams — and the Southwest

The Route 66 town of Williams, Arizona, has faced plenty of adversity in its history — not the least the coming of Interstate 40 that re-routed east-west traffic and decimated its downtown, at least for a while. But a new…

Route 66 Sodas owner Scott Cameron dies

Route 66 Sodas owner Scott Cameron dies

Scott Cameron, 76, president and CEO of Route 66 Sodas in Lebanon, Missouri, who is best-known as a longtime manager of blues legend Muddy Waters and executor of his estate, died Thursday, according to a couple of roadies who knew him.…

Proposals for De Anza should be revealed by mid-March

Proposals for De Anza should be revealed by mid-March

Proposals to redevelop the historic but long-closed De Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque will be revealed sometime in mid-March, when the Albuquerque Development Commission reviews them. Richard Metcalf, commercial real estate columnist for the Albuquerque Journal, reports the proposals are…

Swiss investor, hipsters may bring back Kingman’s downtown

Swiss investor, hipsters may bring back Kingman’s downtown

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about bringing back the long-moribund downtown of Kingman, Arizona, part of which sits onĀ old Route 66. But Swiss investor Werner Fleischmann and a bunch of artists, hipsters and entrepreneurs may actually…

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