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Braum’s withdraws application to rezone Classen Circle

Braum’s withdraws application to rezone Classen Circle

Those protesting the proposed razing of historic Classen Circle in Oklahoma City earned a victory when the Braum’s restaurant chain withdrew its rezoning application for the project. Several Oklahoma City news outlets, including the The Oklahoman newspaper, reported the Braum’s…

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Launching Pad Drive-In lands new owners

Launching Pad Drive-In lands new owners

The Launching Pad Drive-In in Wilmington, Illinois — best-known for its Gemini Giant fiberglass giant on a corner of the property — has new owners who plan to reopen the Route 66 landmark in the late spring. The Free Press…

Elbow Inn’s main building reopens

Elbow Inn’s main building reopens

The main building for the Elbow Inn bar and barbecue restaurant in Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, reopened Wednesday about five months after record flooding ravaged it and the tiny Route 66 town. The Elbow Inn’s beer-garden area reopened a few weeks…

Scenes from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy

Scenes from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy

We’ve been tracking the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy, where about 70 military vehicles are going west the length of the Mother Road over several weeks. You can follow the convoy’s progress online here, which includes a live…

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…

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…

You may help land a grant to rehab the Formosa Cafe

You may help land a grant to rehab the Formosa Cafe

With the help of Route 66 enthusiasts, the historic Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood, California, could be rehabilitated for the enjoyment of future Mother Road travelers and Hollywood stars. American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street…

City of Pacific agrees to buy Red Cedar Inn

City of Pacific agrees to buy Red Cedar Inn

The city of Pacific, Missouri, agreed earlier this month to buy the historic but long-closed Red Cedar Inn restaurant along Route 66 for an undisclosed price. The real-estate deal will close Friday, reported the Washington Missourian newspaper. In discussion, City…

Tucumcari Motel sign emerges from the ashes

Tucumcari Motel sign emerges from the ashes

The last time most people saw the old Tucumcari Motel sign near downtown Tucumcari, New Mexico, the long-closed business was destroyed by a suspected arson fire about three years ago. Because it stood about 20 feet from the building, the…

Interior Secretary recommends no changes to Mojave Trails National Monument

Interior Secretary recommends no changes to Mojave Trails National Monument

Ryan Zinke, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, recommended shrinking six national monuments after a review ordered by President Donald Trump. But the Mojave Trails National Monument wasn’t one of them, nor did Zinke recommend any other changes to the…

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