Owner of Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que dies of COVID-19 complications

Dennis Meiser, the longtime owner of the landmark Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que restaurant along Route 66 in Cuba, Missouri, died Friday after being hospitalized for several weeks due to coronavirus complications. He was 65. Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba is handling the arrangements. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral … Continue reading Owner of Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que dies of COVID-19 complications

FourWay restaurant in Cuba reopens as Weir on 66

The FourWay restaurant, housed in a former Phillips 66 gas station on Route 66 in Cuba, Missouri, recently reopened as Weir on 66 after it closed during the winter. Operator Joan Weir announced the FourWay's closing in January after five years, citing markedly high prices on goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. An email and message … Continue reading FourWay restaurant in Cuba reopens as Weir on 66

The FourWay restaurant in Cuba has closed

The operator of the FourWay restaurant, housed in a vintage Phillips 66 gas station in Cuba, Missouri, announced last week it closed for good in late December after five years at a prominent corner of Route 66. Joan Patrice Weir posted this on Facebook with the announcement on Friday: https://www.facebook.com/fourway66/posts/2814134562167088 Weir elaborated a bit more … Continue reading The FourWay restaurant in Cuba has closed

Murals in Cuba undergo a new preservation process

The city of Cuba, Missouri, is taking steps to protect its popular murals "for years to come" almost two decades after the first one was created. According to the Viva Cuba website, the city is using an Impact100 grant for the project: Involved since the inception, artist Shelly Smith Steiger is at it again. This … Continue reading Murals in Cuba undergo a new preservation process

66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield will open Friday

The 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Missouri, and Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield, Illinois, will open belatedly for the season Friday after the coronavirus delayed it by several weeks. According to its website, the 66 Drive-In will screen "Doolittle" and "I Still Believe." The 66 will be the only movie venue in that part of … Continue reading 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield will open Friday

Bob’s Gasoline Alley collection near Cuba will go up for auction in mid-July

The collection of memorabilia at Bob's Gasoline Alley near Cuba, Missouri, will be auctioned July 15 after the proprietor died earlier this spring. Aumann Auctions of Nokomis, Illinois, is conducting the event at the Bob's Gasoline Alley site at 822 Beamer Lane west of Cuba, sandwiched between old Route 66 and Interstate 44. The date … Continue reading Bob’s Gasoline Alley collection near Cuba will go up for auction in mid-July

Bob Mullen, creator of Bob’s Gasoline Alley, dies at 67

Bob Mullen, who parlayed his massive collection of gas-station and other old-time memorabilia into Bob's Gasoline Alley for about 20 years near Cuba, Missouri, died suddenly at his home Sunday night. He was 67. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 7057 Old 66, in Cuba. The funeral will … Continue reading Bob Mullen, creator of Bob’s Gasoline Alley, dies at 67

Cuba, Missouri, launches a new tourism app

The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce in the Route 66 town of Cuba, Missouri, recently launched a Visit Cuba Mo app with the help of developer Go to Blu. According to a news release about the app: The free app available through Google Play or the Apple App Store provides the visitor with an event … Continue reading Cuba, Missouri, launches a new tourism app

Route 66 Navigation app adjusting routes ‘to deliver the best experience’

The creator of the paid Route 66 Navigation app announced this week the app's routes through Kingman, Arizona, and Cuba, Missouri, have been adjusted so they could "deliver travelers the best experience on historic Route 66." Marian Pavel, CEO of Slovakia-based Touch Media, also said he soon would adjust routes through Albuquerque and St. Louis … Continue reading Route 66 Navigation app adjusting routes ‘to deliver the best experience’

Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que restaurant put up for sale

The Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que restaurant along old Route 66 in Cuba, Missouri, has been put up for sale because the longtime owner wants to retire. Realtor Kelly Johnston posted this message on Facebook: After 17 years Owner is ready to retire! After building a successful, profitable business and restaurant, it is time sell all at … Continue reading Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que restaurant put up for sale