Fuel 66, a food-truck park that set up along Route 66 in Tulsa about three years ago, will close at the end of today because an owner wants to move on to other opportunities.
Robert Carnoske, co-owner of Fuel 66 and owner of the MASA food truck, told the Tulsa World:
“I would just like to thank everyone who has come out to support our efforts. I look forward to seeing Route 66 grow as a district and hope to park my food truck on the Mother Road in the future.”
The last shindig at Fuel 66 begins at 3 p.m. today.
Ken Busby of the Tulsa Route 66 Commission told Fox 25 in Tulsa he was disappointed but continued to express optimism for that corridor.
“They really were the vanguard and led to the possibility of what can be done with an old property along Route 66,” he said. […]
“While we are sad to see something close, I have no doubt because there are so many people wanting to do something along Route 66,” Busby said.
It’s a silver lining for the area and businesses along 11th Street.
“I don’t think it will sit empty for long, I think someone will jump on it quickly,” Lisa Wakefield said.
The business model was food trucks in the park paid 2% of their sales to Fuel 66’s owners. Most of Fuel 66 profits were to come from beer sales.
The scuttlebutt among some folks who went to Fuel 66 said the lack of parking there remained an ongoing issue, which may have led to its demise.
Another food-truck park, along with a Route 66-themed diner, is set to open soon along the Mother Road in Springfield, Missouri.
(Image of Fuel 66 in Tulsa via Facebook)