Rockwood Motor Court in Springfield sees 895% increase in business from a year ago

In a sign of rapidly improving business on Route 66 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rockwood Motor Court in Springfield, Missouri, is reporting a spectacular rise in overnight bookings from a year ago. How spectacular? How about an 895% increase? Phyllis Ferguson reopened the historic motel at 2200 W. College St. (aka … Continue reading Rockwood Motor Court in Springfield sees 895% increase in business from a year ago

New details emerge about Chicken Shack’s forthcoming move to Hillbillee’s in Arcadia

Veteran reporter Steve Lackmeyer recently wrote a new story in The Oklahoman newspaper about The Chicken Shack's soon-to-come move from Luther, Oklahoma, to the closed Hillbillee's complex in Arcadia, Oklahoma. We initially reported about the move last month. The Chicken Shack may reopen at Hillbillee's later this summer. The story in The Oklahoman is subscription-only, … Continue reading New details emerge about Chicken Shack’s forthcoming move to Hillbillee’s in Arcadia

County board rejects zoning change for massive 2 Guns Resort project

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday night unanimously rejected an ambitious redevelopment plan for the Two Guns, Arizona, site. John Gunderman of Indiana had planned to convert 267 acres at the Route 66 ghost town into a 774-unit western-themed "glamping" area with a cliffside hotel, treehouses, yurts, cabins, several restaurants, a rodeo, two … Continue reading County board rejects zoning change for massive 2 Guns Resort project

Owner of Roadrunner Lodge Motel in Tucumcari featured in Genuine Route 66 Life video

David Brenner, owner of the Roadrunner Lodge Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico, is featured in the latest video of KC Keefer's Genuine Route 66 Life video series. https://youtu.be/LGUF-wMnJkY The video end a nearly two-year hiatus from the video channel, which you can follow here. The Brenners, who hailed from Dallas, purchased the closed property in … Continue reading Owner of Roadrunner Lodge Motel in Tucumcari featured in Genuine Route 66 Life video

Green Book sites make the list of Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois

Businesses that were listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book from 1936 to 1967, including several on or near Route 66, made Landmarks Illinois' annual Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois. This year, Landmarks Illinois listed nine sites it considered as endangered. "The purpose of the list is to focus attention on sites threatened by … Continue reading Green Book sites make the list of Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois

Chicken Shack restaurant of Luther moving to old Hillbillee’s complex in Arcadia

The Chicken Shack, a popular restaurant along Route 66 in Luther, Oklahoma, is moving a few miles west to the closed Hillbillee's complex in Arcadia, also on Route 66. Shellee Graham, who lives near Arcadia, recently confirmed the rumored news after visiting Chicken Shack's owner and seeing a banner announcing the impending move at Hillbillee's. … Continue reading Chicken Shack restaurant of Luther moving to old Hillbillee’s complex in Arcadia

Long-closed Elm’s Court property in Tulsa is torn down; sign may be repurposed

The long-closed Elm's Court motel buildings along Route 66 in Tulsa were torn down in recent days. However, the president of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association reports the owner may repurpose the neon sign that stands in front. Information about the property at 8344 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66) near Memorial Drive is scant. … Continue reading Long-closed Elm’s Court property in Tulsa is torn down; sign may be repurposed

Vintage gas pump stolen from Owl Court property in Oklahoma City

A gasoline pump that dated to 1930 was stolen from the old Owl Court motel property in Oklahoma City that now is used by a local coffee shop. According to KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, the Texaco pump at the Route 66 motel that served as the marquee for Brew Brother Coffee inside the long-closed motel's … Continue reading Vintage gas pump stolen from Owl Court property in Oklahoma City

Approval hearing for 2 Guns Resort project set for May 12

A final hearing on May 12 by the Coconino County Board of Supervisors will determine the fate of the ambitious 2 Guns Resort project at the Two Guns, Arizona, site. John Gunderman posted on the Facebook page for 2 Guns Resort the hearing will be held online at 5 p.m. local time and added: Coconino … Continue reading Approval hearing for 2 Guns Resort project set for May 12

About 30 volunteers help clean up the old motel site at Jericho

About 30 volunteers descended Saturday on the Route 66 ghost town of Jericho, Texas, to help the new owners clean up the long-abandoned motel property there. Blair and Blanca Schaffer want to stabilize and beautify what's left of the motel structure so Route 66 travelers can visit it safely. A lot of the work Saturday … Continue reading About 30 volunteers help clean up the old motel site at Jericho