Historic auto parts store in Baxter Springs to reopen April 22 as Bricks and Brew restaurant

The century-old Bob Page Auto Supply building along Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kansas, will reopen on April 22 as a Bricks and Brews restaurant. KSNF-TV talked to the owner, Doug Puckett, who bought the building at 1531 Military Ave. (aka Route 66) two years ago and has been renovating it since: The neat thing … Continue reading Historic auto parts store in Baxter Springs to reopen April 22 as Bricks and Brew restaurant

Devil’s Rope Museum in McLean reopens for the first time in a year

The Devil's Rope Museum in McLean, Texas, is back open to the public after being closed for a solid year because of COVID-19. That museum's reopening is another signal that the U.S. is slowly emerging from the pandemic. Vaccinations have reduced caseloads and hospitalizations in many states. KAMR-TV in nearby Amarillo reported: “We had just … Continue reading Devil’s Rope Museum in McLean reopens for the first time in a year

Original Bobcat Bite on Old Las Vegas Highway in Sante Fe to reopen in May

The original Bobcat Bite restaurant along Old Las Vegas Highway (aka Route 66) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is scheduled to reopen in May after closing about eight years ago. The Bobcat Bite, which opened in 1953, became well-known over the years for its green chile cheeseburger. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican: The … Continue reading Original Bobcat Bite on Old Las Vegas Highway in Sante Fe to reopen in May

18th sign aided by Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program goes up

The 18th sign that received funds from the City of Tulsa's widely praised Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program was installed this week. The latest neon sign is for the Wildflower Cafe, which isn't even open yet, at the corner of Peoria Avenue and 11th Street (aka Route 66). Here's an image of the sign … Continue reading 18th sign aided by Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program goes up

Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis has a new operator, may reopen it by May

The historic Eat-Rite Diner, which closed a few months ago, recently landed a new operator who said he will convert the tiny Route 66 restaurant into "a brunch focused diner concept." The news first broke on Facebook, when St. Louis-area chef Tim Eagan announced his signing of the lease: https://www.facebook.com/tim.eagan/posts/10225267710309715 In a comment thread with … Continue reading Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis has a new operator, may reopen it by May

“60 Minutes” airs its interview with famed sportswriter Dave Kindred at Palms Grill Cafe

CBS-TV's long-running "60 Minutes" news program aired its 13-minute feature about famed sportswriter Dave Kindred, where he was interviewed in the soon-to-reopen Palms Grill Cafe in his hometown of Atlanta, Illinois. The Route 66 restaurant's exterior makes only a brief appearance, though much of the interview was conducted inside. Though it contains little Route 66 … Continue reading “60 Minutes” airs its interview with famed sportswriter Dave Kindred at Palms Grill Cafe

Albuquerque Police substation in Nob Hill once was a Valentine diner

A longtime Nob Hill substation for the Albuquerque Police Department along Route 66 once had a far different purpose -- it was a Valentine diner, also along Route 66. The substation has stood there for 24 years at Girard Boulevard and Central Avenue (aka Route 66). KRQE-TV has the rest of the story: While it … Continue reading Albuquerque Police substation in Nob Hill once was a Valentine diner

London Calling closes double-decker bus at Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield

The London Calling restaurant has closed its British double-decker bus at Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield, Missouri, so its owners can concentrate their energies on other ventures elsewhere in the city. London Calling, which started at another location along Route 66 in Springfield about seven years ago, purchased a 1962 Bristol double-decker bus … Continue reading London Calling closes double-decker bus at Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield

Former church on Chicago’s Route 66 becomes a performing arts center

The former Church of the Epiphany and its campus along Route 66 in Chicago have been converted into a performing arts center that includes a cafe and courtyard after a multimillion-dollar renovation. According to a detailed report by Block Club Chicago, the 19th-century church at 201 S. Ashland Ave. has become the Epiphany Center for … Continue reading Former church on Chicago’s Route 66 becomes a performing arts center

Soon-to-reopen Palms Grill Cafe hosts upcoming “60 Minutes” interview

The Palms Grill Cafe in downtown Atlanta, Illinois, which is scheduled to reopen next month, hosted an interview for an upcoming 12-minute segment on CBS-TV's long-running and popular "60 Minutes" news show. The Bloomington Pantagraph broke the story about acclaimed Illinois sportswriter and Atlanta native Dave Kindred talking about his new book, "Leave Out the … Continue reading Soon-to-reopen Palms Grill Cafe hosts upcoming “60 Minutes” interview