Albuquerque will spend $500,000 to publicize its Route 66 corridor, ART

The City of Albuquerque will spend $500,000 to publicize its stretch of Route 66 and its troubled Albuquerque Rapid Transit system. The city has issued a request for proposals that will be due April 28. It stated: The City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department is seeking a qualified marketing firm to develop and implement a … Continue reading Albuquerque will spend $500,000 to publicize its Route 66 corridor, ART

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Several Route 66 states tighten access inside bars, restaurants because of virus

The Route 66 states of Illinois, California and New Mexico imposed new rules over the weekend that would restrict interior access of restaurants and taverns. All are being done an in effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Sunday all restaurants and bars will close for inside dining for more … Continue reading Several Route 66 states tighten access inside bars, restaurants because of virus

Ireland, UK added to 30-day European travel ban to U.S.

President Trump's recent 30-day travel ban on people from Europe was expanded Saturday to the United Kingdom and Ireland. The UK-Ireland ban will take effect at midnight Eastern time Monday. The ban was in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which had sickened more than 156,000 people worldwide (and rising) and killed 5,800 as of Saturday … Continue reading Ireland, UK added to 30-day European travel ban to U.S.

Route 66 Navigation launches “Keep Calm and Travel Route 66 (Later)” campaign

Touch Media on Thursday announced the launch of a "Keep Calm and Travel Route 66 (Later)" campaign in the wake of President Trump's 30-day ban of travelers from Europe because of the coronavirus pandemic. Touch Media, which created the Route 66 Navigation app, started the campaign because of some grim data in the wake of … Continue reading Route 66 Navigation launches “Keep Calm and Travel Route 66 (Later)” campaign

President Trump restricts European travel to U.S. for 30 days because of pandemic

President Donald Trump on Wednesday night announced he is restricting travel from Europe -- a significant portion of Route 66 tourism -- for 30 days in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. The travel blockade, which doesn't cover the United Kingdom, takes effect at midnight Friday. Coronavirus COVID-19 has sickened more than 126,000 people and … Continue reading President Trump restricts European travel to U.S. for 30 days because of pandemic

FitzGerald’s nightclub in Berwyn sells to local club veteran

The 40-year-old FitzGerald's nightclub, one of the most iconic music venues in the Chicago area, sold last week to a veteran Chicago restaurateur and club owner after it was on the market for 2 1/2 years. Will Duncan closed the deal Wednesday on the rock-and-roots club in the Route 66 town of Berwyn, Illinois, from … Continue reading FitzGerald’s nightclub in Berwyn sells to local club veteran

Redneck Nutz going into Uranus

Louie Keen, owner of Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store in St. Robert, Missouri, announced he acquired Redneck Nutz of Springfield, Missouri, and is moving its operations there. Appropriately enough, both places have their roots on old Route 66. Redneck Nutz confirmed the deal in a post on its Facebook page: Keen also revealed the … Continue reading Redneck Nutz going into Uranus

City Tucumcari approves landmarks ordinance for historic Route 66 neon signs

By a 3-2 vote, the Tucumcari City Commission last week approved a landmark ordinance for the town's several dozen historic neon signs along its Route 66 corridor. The proposed ordinance had been rejected in December when it first was introduced, but it was reworked and resubmitted last month. Johnnie Meier, a former president of the … Continue reading City Tucumcari approves landmarks ordinance for historic Route 66 neon signs

Mountain Top Tap Room opens in old Rickety Cricket site on Flagstaff’s Route 66

A new bar, Mountain Top Tap Room, recently opened in space once occupied by Rickety Cricket Tap Room in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff native Staci Kay talked to the Arizona Daily Sun about her new venture at 10 E. Route 66: Kay’s new tap room got its start thanks to her friendship with the owner … Continue reading Mountain Top Tap Room opens in old Rickety Cricket site on Flagstaff’s Route 66

Old Route 66 Ranch complex planned outside of Oatman

The Mohave County Planning and Zoning Commission advanced by an 8-1 vote a rezoning request to build an Old Route 66 Ranch complex outside of Oatman, Arizona, despite some opposition from business owners in the town. The proposal now will be heard by county supervisors during their meeting today. Tim McCarthy of Aztec, New Mexico, … Continue reading Old Route 66 Ranch complex planned outside of Oatman