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Albuquerque’s Aztec Motel sign taken down

Albuquerque’s Aztec Motel sign taken down

The sign for the Aztec Motel, the only remainder of the historic Route 66 motel in Albuquerque that was torn down in 2011, was taken down Friday, according to several sources that included one eyewitness. The fate of the sign remains…

66 Motel in Flagstaff converted into affordable rental housing

66 Motel in Flagstaff converted into affordable rental housing

The historic 66 Motel in Flagstaff, Arizona, is being turned by a nonprofit group into a place for affordable rental housing until its residents can save enough money for better rentals or a down payment on a home. And the…

Albuquerque board approves ‘condotel’ plan for De Anza

Albuquerque board approves ‘condotel’ plan for De Anza

The Albuquerque Development Commission on Thursday approved an $8.2 million plan to convert the long-closed De Anza Motor Lodge into a condominium and hotel hybrid, according to Albuquerque Business First. It won out over four other proposals, including a $12.4…

University developing mobile archive of Missouri’s Route 66 motels

Missouri State University is developing Project MO Tell, a mobile archive that shows and explores all the Route 66 motels in the Show Me State. The university is one of the repositories for Route 66’s archives. Two university researchers, Thomas…

What’s happening with Shea’s Route 66 Museum and Art’s Motel?

What’s happening with Shea’s Route 66 Museum and Art’s Motel?

A story in the Springfield State Journal-Register gave status reports about three prominent Illinois Route 66 properties that closed and/or were for sale. One was about the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield, which went up for sale in October for $1.2…

Grandson of Zeno’s will open restaurant in Rolla

The Zeno’s Motel and Steakhouse along Route 66 in Rolla, Missouri, is gone, having met its demise by the wrecking ball about three years ago. However, grandson of the longtime owner of that establishment is opening an Italian restaurant next…

Two development proposals revealed for De Anza

Two development proposals revealed for De Anza

Among the development proposals for the historic but long-closed De Anza Motel in Albuquerque are a quality boutique hotel and a motel/condominium hybrid, reported the Albuquerque Journal. Five developers submitted proposals for the property, and the city hasn’t revealed them.…

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