Creator of Giganticus Headicus to unveil 16-foot art creation on Nov. 6

Gregg Arnold, who created the 14-foot-tall Giganticus Headicus tiki sculpture nearly two decades ago, will unveil a 16-foot-tall art creation at the grand opening on Nov. 6 at the Antares Point visitor center and gift shop northeast of Kingman, Arizona. The grand opening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Antares Point, at mile marker … Continue reading Creator of Giganticus Headicus to unveil 16-foot art creation on Nov. 6

Smithsonian Magazine publishes a profile on a noted sake brewer in Holbrook

We commend to your attention a feature in Smithsonian Magazine about Atsuo Sakurai, who's been brewing award-winning sake -- a rice wine -- in the unlikely town of Holbrook, Arizona, along Route 66. We've posted stories about Sakurai and his Arizona Sake Co. before, but this one goes more in-depth. A few tidbits: For the … Continue reading Smithsonian Magazine publishes a profile on a noted sake brewer in Holbrook

Uranus Missouri lights up its new, Route 66-themed neon wall

The principals of Uranus Missouri near St. Robert, Missouri, presided over a lighting ceremony Saturday night at the complex's new, Route 66-themed neon wall. Here's a photo of the animated neon on a 20-by-55-foot wall that features a rocket ship, Cadillac Ranch, Blue Swallow Motel, Wigwam Motel, Roy's of Amboy, Blue Whale of Catoosa, Ted … Continue reading Uranus Missouri lights up its new, Route 66-themed neon wall

New videogame allows users to restore, reopen a gas station on Route 66

A new videogame called "Gas Station Simulator" on the Steam online platform allows the user to clean up, renovate and reopen a gas station in the desert in Route 66. Here's the trailer for the game: https://youtu.be/VAg0R3EPDkw A writer for PCGamer.com reports: It starts with you driving your really cool car—complete with a smoking dog … Continue reading New videogame allows users to restore, reopen a gas station on Route 66

U.S. will lift travel ban for vaccinated international travelers by November

The United States government on Monday announced it would lift the COVID-related travel ban for 33 countries, including the United Kingdom and European Union, by early November if those travelers are fully vaccinated against the disease. It would be the first time in more than 18 months that European travelers could travel to the U.S. … Continue reading U.S. will lift travel ban for vaccinated international travelers by November

New neon wall at Uranus Missouri will light up the evening of Sept. 25

The new neon-sign wall at the Uranus Missouri complex near St. Robert, Missouri, will hold a ceremonial lighting ceremony at 8 p.m. Sept. 25. On a related note, Uranus also expanded its empire by acquiring a prominent candy store in Indiana and will convert it into a second location. More on that later. Uranus owner … Continue reading New neon wall at Uranus Missouri will light up the evening of Sept. 25

Clifton’s in downtown Los Angeles likely will reopen next month

The historic Clifton's in downtown Los Angeles is scheduled to reopen in October after being closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. When developer Andrew Meieran purchased the property at 648 S. Broadway and reopened it six years ago after $14 million in renovations, he expanded the public access from two to five levels of the building, … Continue reading Clifton’s in downtown Los Angeles likely will reopen next month

Location of Kingman 66 Fest causes consternation with downtown businesses

The location of the Kingman 66 Fest in Kingman, Arizona, and the apparent lack of communication about the event sparked an uproar with the city's downtown businesses, according to a local media outlet. The Bee reports the Kingman 66 Fest on Nov. 5-6 at Lewis Kingman Park two miles from downtown was "quietly" planned, even … Continue reading Location of Kingman 66 Fest causes consternation with downtown businesses

Tulsa Route 66 Commission requests $1.5M in federal funds for new signs, more parking

The chief of the Tulsa Route 66 Commission is requesting $1.5 million in funds from the coronavirus-related American Rescue Plan for new directional signs and more parking spaces along Route 66 in the city. Ken Busby, CEO of the commission, explained his reasoning to KTUL-TV in Tulsa: "One of the things that we still hear … Continue reading Tulsa Route 66 Commission requests $1.5M in federal funds for new signs, more parking

Couple plans to renovate Rack n’ Bull restaurant, Ponderosa Forest RV Park

The county zoning commission recently issued a conditional use permit to a couple who plan to renovate the closed Rack n' Bull restaurant and adjacent Ponderosa Forest RV Park and Campground off Route 66 in Parks, Arizona. Pete and Lisa Mulgrew of PLM Adventures, based in Sun Lakes, Arizona, recently acquired the Parks properties, according … Continue reading Couple plans to renovate Rack n’ Bull restaurant, Ponderosa Forest RV Park