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Big Texan record-holder returning next month

Big Texan record-holder returning next month

Molly Schuyler, who destroyed the Big Texan Steak Ranch‘s 72-ounce steak challenge record by polishing off the meal in less than five minutes, is coming back to the landmark Amarillo restaurant April 19 to not only defend her title, but…

Old Riverton Store marks 90 years

On Friday, the Old Riverton Store along old Route 66 in Riverton, Kansas, marked its 90th anniversary of business. Yes, the store actually predates Route 66 by about 18 months. The newest owner, Scott Nelson, who’s worked there since he…

Boot Hill may be in limbo for a while

If you hoped for a quick and orderly transition of the Boot Hill Saloon & Grill in Vega, Texas, you’re going to be disappointed. On Saturday, an auction was held in an effort for owner Rory Schepisi to unload the business.…

How about more than a well at the Riviera Roadhouse site?

An interesting idea hatched during a finance committee meeting of the Grundy County Board about the site of the now-gone Riviera Roadhouse in Gardner, Illinois. The Route 66 landmark burned down during a fire in 2010. The Morris Daily Herald reports an…

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…

Old “EAT” sign removed in Claremore

Old “EAT” sign removed in Claremore

An “EAT” sign that stood along Route 66 for about 40 years in Claremore, Oklahoma, was taken down Sunday because lack of maintenance made it a safety issue, according to the sign company that removed it. Adventure Signs in Claremore…

Remnants of Club Cafe being dismantled

Remnants of Club Cafe being dismantled

The process of dismantling the long-closed Club Cafe restaurant in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, began this week, according to the current print edition of the Guadalupe County Communicator. The publisher of the newspaper, M.E. Sprengelmeyer, said in a text message…

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