Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield likely will open next month

The Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield, Missouri, under construction will open by Feb. 1, reports the development's owner. Kirk Wheeler said the park that will have a full-service bar and gift shop will feature up to 10 food trucks when it opens at 1530 E. St. Louis St. (aka Route 66). OzarksFirst.com reports: … Continue reading Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield likely will open next month

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Rockwood Motor Court in Springfield reopens to overnight travelers

The historic Rockwood Motor Court has reopened to overnight travelers along old Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri. Ozarks Alive has the story: The project is the work of Phyllis Ferguson, a longtime Springfield resident whose mission is revitalization — and not only in form of the motor court, which in part dates to 1929, just … Continue reading Rockwood Motor Court in Springfield reopens to overnight travelers

Albuquerque collector gets historic sign after it can’t move to Route 66

Lord knows Glorieta Station's burgeoning neon sign collection in Albuquerque has been cussed and discussed on social media for months. But its latest acquisition probably was the best outcome for a restaurant that was moving to Route 66. Monroe's Mexican Food on Christmas Eve moved from its longtime location at 1520 Lomas Blvd. to a … Continue reading Albuquerque collector gets historic sign after it can’t move to Route 66

New Mexico Route 66 Association hands out three Heritage Awards

The New Mexico Route 66 Association recently gave out Heritage Awards to Glenn's Bakery in Gallup, May Cafe in Albuquerque and Pecos Theatre in Santa Rosa for their efforts at revitalization. The Pecos Theatre at 219 S. Fourth St. (aka Route 66) was honored for renovating the oldest theater on Route 66, built in 1917. … Continue reading New Mexico Route 66 Association hands out three Heritage Awards

Old Riverton Store in Riverton robbed at gunpoint; suspect apprehended

The owner of the Old Riverton Store along Route 66 in Riverton, Kansas, was bound and robbed at gunpoint Monday morning. The suspect was apprehended about six hours later and is jailed on $200,000 bond. According to a news release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the store, formerly known as Eisler Bros. Store, was … Continue reading Old Riverton Store in Riverton robbed at gunpoint; suspect apprehended

Road Runner’s Retreat mulls full sign restoration after brief and partial relighting

A whim on the night Roy's neon sign in Amboy, California, was relighted led a successful partial relighting a portion of the nearby Road Runner's Retreat sign and considering a full restoration. The Facebook page for the long-closed Route 66 restaurant posted this Wednesday: I asked Ryan Anderson, owner of the property and administrator of … Continue reading Road Runner’s Retreat mulls full sign restoration after brief and partial relighting

Tulsa weighs location for another Route 66 museum

Update: A few corrections have been made regarding the Route 66 Experience. The Route 66 Alliance intends to stay the course in building the facility. Tulsa is considering a location for a Route 66 museum at the 11th Street and Lewis Avenue area near the Mother Road Market -- with blessings from a Route 66 … Continue reading Tulsa weighs location for another Route 66 museum

Fire damages Rodeway Inn motel, restaurant in St. Robert

It appears Route 66 will be without a lodging and dining option in St. Robert, Missouri, for at least a while. A fire heavily damaged to the Rodeway Inn motel at 1057 Old Route 66 in St. Robert on Sunday morning. According to OzarksFirst.com: When first responders arrived there was moderate smoke coming from the … Continue reading Fire damages Rodeway Inn motel, restaurant in St. Robert

Schneithorst’s Restaurant & Bar in St. Louis region to close Christmas Eve

The historic Schneithorst's Restaurant & Bar in the St. Louis suburb of Ladue, Missouri, will close permanently the afternoon of Christmas Eve in a final chapter of a long conversion into office and retail space. The current restaurant at 1600 S. Lindbergh Blvd. (aka Route 66) has been there since 1956, but the family had … Continue reading Schneithorst’s Restaurant & Bar in St. Louis region to close Christmas Eve

Roy’s sign in Amboy glows again for the first time in 30 years

The iconic Roy's Motel & Cafe neon sign in Amboy, California, glowed for the first time in at least 30 years during a relighting ceremony Saturday night. The event coincided with the Great Amboy Fly-In, Part 2, where private planes use Amboy's nearby airstrip. Here a video of the countdown to the relighting at twilight … Continue reading Roy’s sign in Amboy glows again for the first time in 30 years