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Aztec Motel & Gift Shop in Seligman goes up for sale

Aztec Motel & Gift Shop in Seligman goes up for sale

Route 66 fans who dream of owning a business on the Mother Road may have an opportunity in Seligman, Arizona — the Aztec Motel & Gift Shop there is up for sale for $221,000 because its owners want to retire.…

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La Castaneda shoots for a summer 2019 reopening

La Castaneda shoots for a summer 2019 reopening

Allan Affeldt, known for restoring La Posada in Winslow, Arizona, is hoping for a summer 2019 reopening of his latest project, La Castaneda in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper published a long article about the…

Singer’s music video shot at Albuquerque Route 66 sites

Singer’s music video shot at Albuquerque Route 66 sites

Pop singer Bebe Rexha and country-pop duo Florida Georgia Line recently released a music video shot at two Route 66 sites in Albuquerque. Rexha’s “Meant to Be” video was released Oct. 23 to YouTube. It’s racked up millions of views and…

Museum unveils restored Tucumcari Motel sign

Museum unveils restored Tucumcari Motel sign

The New Mexico Route 66 Museum in Tucumcari on Monday officially unveiled the restored Tucumcari Motel neon sign. Here’s a brief Facebook video of the unveiling: Eight Ball Engineering in Clovis, New Mexico, restored the sign’s paint. Wellborn Sign Company…

Group donates neon signs to Route 66 Neon Park

Group donates neon signs to Route 66 Neon Park

The Friends of the Mother Road nonprofit group this week donated neon signs from the Stanley Cour-Tel and Lin-Air Motel on Route 66 in St. Louis to the future Route 66 Neon Park in St. Robert, Missouri. According to a…

El Vado Motel to reopen in December; De Anza in 2019

El Vado Motel to reopen in December; De Anza in 2019

The long-simmering restoration of Albuquerque’s historic El Vado Motel is slated to reach completion by December, when it reopens as a boutique motel with local-beer taproom, retail store, mixed-income housing and food pods. The city had hoped to have it open…

State receives two bidders for Garrett’s Desert Inn in Santa Fe

State receives two bidders for Garrett’s Desert Inn in Santa Fe

The state of New Mexico received two bidders for land containing the historic Garrett’s Desert Inn in downtown Santa Fe, and both bidders want updates to the property. The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper reported HRV Hotel Partners and GreenTree Hospitality…

Historic house for sale in Webb City being considered as a B&B

Historic house for sale in Webb City being considered as a B&B

A historic house on the north edge of downtown Webb City, Missouri, is on the market, and prospective buyers are considering it for use as bed-and-breakfast lodging. KSN-TV took a closer look at the Aylor House: The 3,000 square foot…

Book review: Charles Phoenix’s “Addicted to Americana”

Book review: Charles Phoenix’s “Addicted to Americana”

If you wondered whether famed pop-culture enthusiast Charles Phoenix included Route 66 attractions in his latest book, “Addicted to Americana” (180 pages, hardcover, illustrated, Prospect Park Books), all you have to do is glance at its cover. It contains an…

El Vado Motel’s lobby soon will open as beer taproom

El Vado Motel’s lobby soon will open as beer taproom

The lobby of the historic El Vado Motel in Albuquerque will open in early November as a taproom for local beers from Ponderosa Brewing Co. Redevelopment of the Route 66 landmark into a boutique motel is continuing, but Chad Rennaker of…

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