Lighting ceremony set for Tuesday night at Tulsa’s new neon-sign park

The City of Tulsa is hosting a "Lights-On Event" on Tuesday at the Route 66 Avery Plaza West neon-sign park at the southwest end of the historic 11th Street Bridge. The switch will be thrown at 7 p.m. on three replicas of historic Route 66 neon signs – Will Rogers Motor Court, Tulsa Auto Court … Continue reading Lighting ceremony set for Tuesday night at Tulsa’s new neon-sign park

Turquoise Room chef at La Posada in Winslow to depart on Oct. 1

You only have a few weeks left to enjoy the Southwest cuisine of longtime chef John Sharpe at La Posada's acclaimed Turquoise Room restaurant in Winslow, Arizona. Sharpe and his wife, Patricia, stated in the restaurant's email newsletter last week titled "TIME TO SAY GOODBYE!!!!" that "the time has come to hand the space back … Continue reading Turquoise Room chef at La Posada in Winslow to depart on Oct. 1

Classen Inn in Oklahoma City reopens with a colorful, restorative makeover

The Classen Inn in Oklahoma City reopened three weeks ago after undergoing a $2 million face-lift that accentuates its Googie design and early 1960s roots. The 17-room motel sits at 820 N. Classen Blvd. (map here), about a mile south of the 1926-1930 alignment of Route 66 on Classen. According to The Oklahoman newspaper, owners … Continue reading Classen Inn in Oklahoma City reopens with a colorful, restorative makeover

Whispering Winds Motor Hotel in Flagstaff undergoing renovations with new owner

The Whispering Winds Motor Hotel along Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona, is undergoing a full renovation, including its sign. Ascend Capital Management of Flagstaff purchased the property at 922 E. Route 66 for a little less than $1 million in June, reported Flagstaff Business News. The newspaper talked to Ascend sales and marketing director Jose … Continue reading Whispering Winds Motor Hotel in Flagstaff undergoing renovations with new owner

El Pueblo Motor Inn in Flagstaff soon may undergo restoration, renovations

The owner of the historic El Pueblo Motor Inn in Flagstaff, Arizona, said he wants to restore the property and add space to each room. Peter Corbett of On the Road Arizona reported: The renovation project would redesign and enlarge guest rooms, adding modern bathrooms and patios. The inn had been operating as a single-room occupancy rental … Continue reading El Pueblo Motor Inn in Flagstaff soon may undergo restoration, renovations

America’s Value Inn in Tulsa will be converted into a sobriety center

The moribund and fire-damaged America's Value Inn, formerly the Saratoga Motor Hotel, in east Tulsa eventually will be transformed into a sobriety center. KTUL-TV in Tulsa reported that Dixie Pebworth of Wings of Freedom acquired the property: Pebworth founded Wings of Freedom in the early 2000s. Since then, the faith-based organization has helped thousands of … Continue reading America’s Value Inn in Tulsa will be converted into a sobriety center

Brookshire Motel in Tulsa set afire for the fourth time

An arsonist torched the doomed Brookshire Motel along Route 66 in Tulsa for a fourth time in less than two years Monday night. According to a report in the Tulsa World, the fire first was reported at 5:45 p.m. No one was in the abandoned motel at the time, and no injuries were reported. A … Continue reading Brookshire Motel in Tulsa set afire for the fourth time

Route 66 neon sign park takes shape in Tulsa

In recent days, workers have installed three replicas of classic neon signs that once stood along Route 66 in Tulsa. Replicas of the Will Rogers Motor Court, Oil Capital Motel and Tulsa Auto Court signs were installed in a small park on the south end of the historic 11th Street Bridge that once carried Route … Continue reading Route 66 neon sign park takes shape in Tulsa

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on Route 66 opens Airbnb behind the property

The owner of the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 shop in Tulsa has opened an Airbnb in a century-old house directly behind the property. It's called Buck's Cosmic Crash Pad on Route 66. The 1917 three-bedroom house goes for $137 a night. A description from the listing: Experience a one of a kind … Continue reading Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on Route 66 opens Airbnb behind the property

Elaborate development planned for Two Guns site in Arizona

Artist's rendering of the proposed cliffside motel at Two Guns, Arizona. A developer plans an elaborate transformation of the Two Guns, Arizona, site that includes a luxury campground and even a cliffside motel along Diablo Canyon. John D. Gunderman made his plans public through an extensive website for his 2 Guns Luxury Resort. He said … Continue reading Elaborate development planned for Two Guns site in Arizona