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Amarillo’s Blue Front Cafe goes up for sale

Amarillo’s Blue Front Cafe goes up for sale

The Blue Front Cafe, a breakfast-and-lunch fixture along Amarillo’s Sixth Avenue (aka Route 66) for at least 60 years, is being put on the market for $225,000. The restaurant at 801 Southwest Sixth Ave. is listed by the Gaut-Whittenberg-Emerson real-estate firm…

Clifton’s Cafeteria reopens Sept. 17

Clifton’s Cafeteria reopens Sept. 17

The historic Clifton’s Cafeteria of downtown Los Angeles will reopen Sept. 17 after a $10 million, multiyear remodeling, reported Los Angeles Magazine. A few days ago, the restaurant’s reopening appeared imminent because of a job fair last week. Now, there’s…

Painted Desert Inn may serve ice cream, baked goods

Painted Desert Inn may serve ice cream, baked goods

The historic Painted Desert Inn in the Petrified Forest National Park in eastern Arizona soon may partly go back to its original purpose as an eating place if the National Park Service has its way. For the first time in…

Clifton’s Cafeteria reopening appears imminent

Clifton’s Cafeteria reopening appears imminent

For the past three years, the historic Clifton’s Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles has undergone a massive renovation. Preservationists and the restaurant’s fans had long speculated on its reopening. A reopening date for Clifton’s still hasn’t been set. But the…

Discover America touts Springfield

Discover America touts Springfield

Discover America recently uploaded nicely done videos about Route 66 in Springfield, Illinois. The videos tout the same things, but show slightly different footage and in different languages for the benefit of potential travelers abroad. The videos below are in…

Documentary film, book coming about Negro Travelers Green Book

Documentary film, book coming about Negro Travelers Green Book

This weekend, filmmakers Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Becky Wible Searles will interview relatives of the former publisher of the Negro Travelers Green Book for a documentary, according to the New York Times. Victor Hugo Green, a letter carrier who lived…

Santa Rosa restaurant reopens faster than expected

Santa Rosa restaurant reopens faster than expected

Instead of being closed for weeks, the Route 66 Restaurant in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, reopened July 30 in mere days after a lighting strike destroyed the historic eatery’s electrical system, according to last week’s print edition of the Guadalupe…

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