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Norwegian Supreme Court nixes trademark for “ROUTE 66”

Norwegian Supreme Court nixes trademark for “ROUTE 66”

The Norwegian Supreme Court rejected a claim of trademark for “ROUTE 66” involving certain goods and services linked to tourism. The court issued its ruling in November, but it came to light this week from a report by World Trademark…

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Albuquerque Rapid Transit foes drop lawsuit against it

Albuquerque Rapid Transit foes drop lawsuit against it

Opponents of the ongoing Albuquerque Rapid Transit project along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) this week dropped a lawsuit that sought to stop the construction. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to stop construction after a lower court ruled…

South Pasadena to paint Route 66 shield on road near Fair Oaks Pharmacy

The city of South Pasadena, California, and the California Historic Route 66 Association on Saturday will paint a large Route 66 shield onto Fair Oaks Avenue in front of Fair Oaks Pharmacy. The ceremony that will mark the recent 90th anniversary…

One suspect arrested, one at large for role in sign thefts in Seligman

One suspect arrested, one at large for role in sign thefts in Seligman

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reported it has one suspect in custody and is looking for a second in their alleged roles in December in stealing historic signs from Delgadillos’ Route 66 Gift Shop in Seligman, Arizona. The Daily Courier…

Coates Cyclery in Pomona to close after 83 years

Coates Cyclery in Pomona to close after 83 years

The Coates Cyclery bicycle shop in Pomona, California, will close at the end of February after a staggering 83 years in business. The shop, at 760 E. Foothill Blvd. (Route 66), features a distinctive freestanding neon sign that was erected in the…

Tulsa flower shop still going after 82 years

A flower shop along Route 66 in Tulsa has operated there since 1935, and apparently it will for at least a while longer. Burnett’s Flowers and Gifts at 4322 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66) recently changed hands, and the…

Midwest Terminal Building in St. Louis added to National Register

Midwest Terminal Building in St. Louis added to National Register

The Midwest Terminal Building in St. Louis, better known as the Globe-Democrat Building or the Globe Building, was added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to an email Friday from the National Park Service. The National Register listing was…

TLC airing reality show about tattoo parlor in Springfield, Missouri

TLC airing reality show about tattoo parlor in Springfield, Missouri

TLC is airing a reality-television show, “Tattoo Girls,” about an all-woman tattoo parlor along near Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri. In the program’s trailer about the Ink Ink business, Route 66 and its role in Springfield get a few mentions: The…

Owner of Bud’s Tire & Wheel in Springfield, Missouri, dies

Owner of Bud’s Tire & Wheel in Springfield, Missouri, dies

Leslie “Bud” Perry, longtime owner of the Bud’s Tire & Wheel business in Springfield, Missouri, that’s often photographed because of its Route 66 murals, died Monday. He was 79. According to KY3 in Springfield, Perry in 2013 received the John T.…

Central Avenue businesses report 30 percent drop from ART construction

Central Avenue businesses report 30 percent drop from ART construction

Construction on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus project began on Central Avenue in earnest a few weeks ago, and the results are not pretty — several businesses are reporting as much as a 30 percent drop in revenue. KOAT-TV cited the 30-percent…

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