Original Clifton’s building in downtown Los Angeles sold for $8.6 million

A local real estate investment firm recently purchased the original Clifton's Cafeteria building in downtown Los Angeles for $8.6 million. CoStar News reports the Robhana Group made the deal with previous owner Andrew Meieran, who bought the property for $3.6 million in 2011 and conducted millions more in renovations. Meieran said Clifton's signed a long-term … Continue reading Original Clifton’s building in downtown Los Angeles sold for $8.6 million

Eviction notice served to Jax Welborn’s Route 66 Community Art Gallery, other shops in Waynesville

Jax Welborn's Route 66 Community Art Gallery, Get Your Pics on Route 66 shop and Pics by Jax Studio in Waynesville, Missouri, will close on Oct. 9 after she unexpectedly was served an eviction notice Monday from her landlord. It feels like the sudden death of a loved one," Welborn said on a Facebook post. … Continue reading Eviction notice served to Jax Welborn’s Route 66 Community Art Gallery, other shops in Waynesville

Oklahoma City alderman seeks more protections for historic properties, including Gold Dome

An Oklahoma City councilman said he wants to identify and protect historic structures, including the Gold Dome on Route 66, after a landmark church was abruptly demolished last week. The distinctive, egg-shaped First Christian Church was torn down less than an hour after it was given a demolition permit, surprising many that included those who … Continue reading Oklahoma City alderman seeks more protections for historic properties, including Gold Dome

Route 66 Navigation app now compatible with Apple CarPlay systems

Touch Media, developer of Route 66 Navigation, announced this week its app has been updated to be used with Apple CarPlay systems. CarPlay software, introduced in 2014, allows a user's iPhone to interface with their car's built-in entertainment and information system, minimizing the need to handle the iPhone while driving. More information from the news … Continue reading Route 66 Navigation app now compatible with Apple CarPlay systems

Albuquerque brewery makes new beer for Duran Pharmacy’s 80th anniversary

Albuquerque-based Bosque Brewing Co. collaborated with the city's Duran Pharmacy to brew a special beer to pay tribute to the Route 66 landmark's 80th anniversary. It's called Duran Ochenta Golden Ale, which is described as "a lightly dry-hopped golden ale to celebrate 80 years of being an iconic family-owned business on Route 66!" Here's the … Continue reading Albuquerque brewery makes new beer for Duran Pharmacy’s 80th anniversary

Gasoline Alley Classics opening next week near Route 66 in Sapulpa

Gasoline Alley Classics, a manufacturer of gameroom, garage and automobile decor, will open a shop next weekend near Route 66 in downtown Sapulpa, Oklahoma. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, followed by Gasoline Alley's grand opening at 10 a.m. Saturday during the city's annual Route 66 Blowout automobile show.  The location at … Continue reading Gasoline Alley Classics opening next week near Route 66 in Sapulpa

Arizona Route 66 Association offering grants of up to $10,000

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona announced this week it has opened its biannual cost-share grant season in which applicants could earn up to $10,000. The association is accepting grant applications until Sept. 30. Businesses, chambers of commerce, and community organizations are encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 in matching funds. Projects must … Continue reading Arizona Route 66 Association offering grants of up to $10,000

Route 66 Association of Missouri raising funds to restore Webb City Florist neon sign

The Route 66 Association of Missouri is trying to raise $5,000 by the end of September to restore the neon sign for Webb City Florist in Webb City, Missouri. Rich Dinkela, president of the association, a few days ago posted a video about the business and the fundraiser: Dinkela talked to the previous owner about … Continue reading Route 66 Association of Missouri raising funds to restore Webb City Florist neon sign

Mobil 1 campaign includes advocating Route 66 as a National Historic Trail

Apparently Mobil 1 isn't content with slapping Route 66 content onto a racecar. The oil company over the weekend rolled out its Keep Route 66 Kickin' campaign with several events planned along the Mother Road, a guide to Route 66's small businesses and advocacy for having the U.S. Congress designate Route 66 as a National … Continue reading Mobil 1 campaign includes advocating Route 66 as a National Historic Trail

Oklahoma Route 66 Association replacing “Roadside Attraction” signs in state

The Oklahoma Route 66 Association a few days ago announced it is replacing about a dozen "Roadside Attraction" signs erected by Hampton Inn at Route 66 sites across the state nearly 20 years ago. The association stated in a news release it was identifying the location, the sign's status and whether descriptive text needs to … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Association replacing “Roadside Attraction” signs in state