NAU receives nearly $190,000 grant for “Racialized Spaces on Route 66” program

Northern Arizona University last week received a federal grant of $189,860 for its "Racialized Spaces on Route 66" for educators. According to a National Endowment for the Humanities news release, the grant will be used for "a combined virtual and residential program for 72 K–12 educators on the significance of race, place, and movement to … Continue reading NAU receives nearly $190,000 grant for “Racialized Spaces on Route 66” program

High Country Motor Lodge opens in a former Howard Johnson in Flagstaff

A few weeks ago, the High Country Motor Lodge boutique hotel in a former Howard Johnson and a Days Inn along Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona, held its grand opening. The hotel was described in a lengthy story (plus lots of photos) by The Points Guy and MSN.com. The rustic aesthetic was elevated by luxurious … Continue reading High Country Motor Lodge opens in a former Howard Johnson in Flagstaff

Former Howard Johnson hotel in Flagstaff to be converted to emergency housing

A former Howard Johnson hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona, has been purchased by a local entity so it can be converted into emergency housing for senior citizens, local families and the medically vulnerable. The Arizona Daily Sun reported the 58-room hotel at 3300 E. Route 66 Blvd. -- which opened as The Crown in 1967 -- … Continue reading Former Howard Johnson hotel in Flagstaff to be converted to emergency housing

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America plans several stops on Route 66 in Arizona next month

The 26th-anniversary edition of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America will include three stops on Route 66 in Arizona on May 1. The NASCAR star will cover more than 1,500 miles on a seven-day trek with about 225 participants to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp created by Petty and his family … Continue reading Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America plans several stops on Route 66 in Arizona next month

Flagstaff Auto Museum being planned just off Route 66

A longtime Flagstaff, Arizona, resident and classic-car aficionado wants to build the Flagstaff Auto Museum just off Route 66 and is organizing fundraisers to make that dream a reality. The Arizona Daily Sun reports that John Lutz came up with the idea about five years ago: He envisions the Flagstaff Auto Museum being located off … Continue reading Flagstaff Auto Museum being planned just off Route 66

Travelodge in Flagstaff to be converted into housing for the homeless

Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona has purchased the Travelodge motel along Route 66 on the west side of Flagstaff, Arizona, and will convert it into housing for the homeless by next year. KAFF radio in Flagstaff reported that Housing Solutions, with funding help from the Arizona Department of Housing, purchased the property at 2918 E. … Continue reading Travelodge in Flagstaff to be converted into housing for the homeless

Museum Club in Flagstaff reopens

The historic Museum Club in Flagstaff, Arizona, reopened last week amid a new ownership group after a weeks-long closure in early January. According to the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff, the Route 66 nightclub was purchased by a local company that calls itself The Zookeepers, derived from the long-known nickname that stems from its stuffed-animal … Continue reading Museum Club in Flagstaff reopens

Museum Club of Flagstaff lands a new owner, will reopen “soon”

The Facebook account for the closed Museum Club of Flagstaff, Arizona, announced it had landed a new owner and would reopen "soon" after going on an indefinite hiatus last month. Here's the announcement: https://www.facebook.com/themuseumclub/posts/10159291435796085 Contacted through Facebook Messenger, the page's administrator said: "I haven't received authorization to release names yet, just the announcement it will … Continue reading Museum Club of Flagstaff lands a new owner, will reopen “soon”

Museum Club of Flagstaff to go on indefinite hiatus starting Monday

Citing hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic Museum Club of Flagstaff, Arizona, will go on at least an indefinite hiatus starting Monday. The storied bar and music club on Flagstaff's east side along Route 66 made this announcement Monday on its Facebook page: This is our last week open. It's been a fun … Continue reading Museum Club of Flagstaff to go on indefinite hiatus starting Monday

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