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Fuel 66 food-truck court’s grand opening set for this weekend

Fuel 66 food-truck court’s grand opening set for this weekend

The Fuel 66 food-truck court in Tulsa recently held a soft opening, but a grand opening is this weekend. Fuel 66, on 11th Street (aka Route 66) and Atlanta Avenue, features a heated patio, a beer garden, large-screen TVs, lawn…

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DeCamp Junction will be auctioned Dec. 3

DeCamp Junction will be auctioned Dec. 3

The historic DeCamp Junction bar and softball field and its memorabilia on old Route 66 near Staunton, Illinois, will be put up for public auction Dec. 3 because its owners are retiring. Ahrens & Niemeier will begin the auction at 8:30 a.m.…

Reconstruction of Summit Inn may begin in January

Reconstruction of Summit Inn may begin in January

The co-owner of the wildfire-destroyed Summit Inn near Hesperia, California, said the rebuilding of the landmark Route 66 restaurant likely would begin in January. The Victorville Daily Press had some of the details about the coming reconstruction after reporting a fundraiser…

Boot Hill in Vega sold; its restaurant days are done

Boot Hill in Vega sold; its restaurant days are done

The closed Boot Hill Saloon and Grill in Vega, Texas, sold recently, but its new life won’t be as a restaurant. Its now-former owner, Rory Schepisi, wrote in a Facebook post and video Nov. 1: Boot Hill Saloon And Grill is…

Additional funding sought for The Mill’s bathrooms

Additional funding sought for The Mill’s bathrooms

The Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County seeks an extra $4,755 from the city to build handicap accessible bathrooms — that also are transgender-friendly — at The Mill in Lincoln, Illinois. The group hopes to have everything done so…

Bones of Route 66 motel being used for mining monument in Kingman

Bones of Route 66 motel being used for mining monument in Kingman

A history buff is using stones from a demolished Route 66 motel in Kingman, Arizona, to re-create a mining monument that stood more than 100 years ago in the city. C. Russell collected stones from the recently razed Bells Motel, aka…

Cleanup costs hamper Summit Inn rebuilding project

Cleanup costs hamper Summit Inn rebuilding project

The owners of the Summit Inn faced higher-than-expected costs to clean up the property after a wildfire destroyed the restaurant in August. Otto Recinos, co-owner of the Route 66 landmark near Hesperia, California, told the Victorville Daily Press the cleanup cost…

Fire damages Skippy’s Route 66 Restaurant

Fire damages Skippy’s Route 66 Restaurant

A fire heavily damaged Skippy’s Route 66 Restaurant near Leasburg, Missouri, earlier this month, but the owner has vowed to rebuild once he gets the insurance settlement. According to the Cuba Free Press newspaper, the fire occurred after the business…

Former Parkview Inn in Bloomington damaged by fire

Former Parkview Inn in Bloomington damaged by fire

A fire Friday night extensively damaged the historic Parkview Food and Pub restaurant, formerly the Parkview Inn, in Bloomington, Illinois, but its owners vowed to rebuild. A fire in the exhaust hood caused $300,000 in damage, reported the Bloomington Pantagraph. The Parkview sits…

Fabulous 40 Motel in Adrian reopens

Fabulous 40 Motel in Adrian reopens

The Fabulous 40 Motel in Adrian, Texas, reopened last week after a hiatus of more than a decade. And the new proprietors also own The Bent Door cafe along Route 66 in Adrian, which they also hope to reopen sometime next year.…

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