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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.…

Best Western Route 66 program pays dividends

Longtime readers of this website may remember Best Western hotels launching The Kicks on Route 66 Tour campaign. In short, the campaign provided an interactive list of attractions along Route 66 and encouraged participation using social media and geocaches. I recently…

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…

Tower Motel in Santa Rosa closes to overnight travelers

Tower Motel in Santa Rosa closes to overnight travelers

The historic Tower Motel along Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, recently closed to overnight travelers and may reopen for long-term guests, according to a recent print edition of the Guadalupe County Communicator. The motel was across from the…

Couple marks 60th anniversary at Wigwam Motel

On Feb. 12, 1955, DeRoy and Rosemary Avila spent their first night as husband and wife at the Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino, California. On Sunday, the Avilas celebrated their upcoming 60th anniversary at the place where it started —…

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