A panel that's working to re-energize Route 66 from Moriarty, N.M., to the Rio Puerco west of Albuquerque wants to designate it as "Retribution Road," reported the Mountain View Telegraph. The "retribution" part comes from the diabolical deed of Gov. A.T. Hannett in the late 1920s. When he lost re-election, he gained his revenge on … Continue reading Does Route 66 through central New Mexico need “rebranding”?
The historic Grand Canyon Cafe in Flagstaff, Ariz., will be one of the subjects of a documentary about the rise of Chinese food in the United States, reported the Arizona Daily Sun. A crew from WD Films, which is producing "The Search for General Tso," will visit the Route 66 restaurant to interview senior citizens … Continue reading Grand Canyon Cafe will be in film about history of Chinese food
The controversy involving the Route 66 Malt Shop has gotten uglier. The Albuquerque restaurant, which made headlines this week for refusing to pay a city-mandated minimum wage to employees, received more bad publicity when the owner's son reportedly threatened an employee with a baseball bat and machete at the employee's home. KRQE-TV has the story: … Continue reading Son of Route 66 Malt Shop owner allegedly threatens employee
The historic Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, Mo., added a second neon sign to its property, according to a post on its Facebook page on Wednesday. The sign, fashioned in part from metal wheels welded together, stands on the east side of the property, near the popular Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que restaurant. The second sign greets westbound … Continue reading Wagon Wheel Motel adds second sign
In December, French fashion photographer Thierry Le Goues, model Katelyn Pascavis, and a large crew from Dodge Burn Foto descended on the Route 66 town of Tucumcari, N.M., and its landmark Blue Swallow Motel for several days for a photo shoot for Marie Claire magazine. Le Goues and his crew shot all over Route 66 in … Continue reading Tucumcari used for fashion photo spread by Marie Claire magazine
Organizers canceled the annual Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous classic-car show due to severe financial problems and cutbacks by the host city of San Bernardino, Calif., reported the San Bernardino County Sun and other media outlets Tuesday afternoon. The newspaper reported: The San Bernardino Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced its decision to suspend the … Continue reading Organizers cancel Route 66 Rendezvous
The historic but long-stagnating Crystal City Shopping Center along Route 66 in southwest Tulsa soon will be auctioned, reported KJRH-TV in Tulsa. The property will be auctioned by Williams & Williams on Feb. 27. With the date will be new hopes the property will be reborn. Tulsa city councilor Jeannie Cue is a passionate supporter … Continue reading Historic Tulsa shopping center soon will be auctioned
Mayor Richard Berry and the City of Albuquerque are considering proposals that would lead to more and bigger neon signs along the city's Route 66 corridor, reported the Albuquerque Journal. According to the newspaper, the ideas include: -- Allowing bigger signs. A free-standing neon sign, for example, could be up to 50 percent bigger than … Continue reading Albuquerque proposes incentives for more neon along Route 66
The owner of the Route 66 Malt Shop in Albuquerque acknowledged to KOB-TV he's refusing to pay a new city minimum wage recently approved by voters. Here's the video from the station's report: The most pertinent points from the written part of the story: Owner Eric Szeman said he warned employees of layoffs when the … Continue reading Albuquerque restaurant refuses to pay minimum wage
Cadillac Ranch patriarch Stanley Marsh 3 and several of his associates settled all the lawsuits from 10 men who alleged sex acts were performed in Marsh's high-rise office when they were minors, reported the Amarillo Globe-News on Saturday. A statement by the plaintiffs' lawyer, however, indicates Cadillac Ranch has or soon will be transferred into … Continue reading Does Cadillac Ranch have new owners after Stanley Marsh 3 settled lawsuits?