Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces final cost-share grants

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program this week announced what will be its final cost-share grants, barring a very unlikely renewal of the program by Congress. Since 2001, the program awarded $2.27 million with $3.57 million in cost-share matches to 152 projects, totaling $5.84 million in public-private investment toward the revitalization and commemoration of Route … Continue reading Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces final cost-share grants

Renovated Hill Top Motel in Kingman may reopen about Jan. 1

The closed Hill Top Motel in Kingman, Arizona, is aiming for a reopening of about New Year's Day after months of renovations on the Route 66 landmark. Route 66 enthusiast Jim Hinckley provided an update about the Hill Top on Tuesday: Dr. Baker acquired the property and after evaluation commenced a major renovation that included … Continue reading Renovated Hill Top Motel in Kingman may reopen about Jan. 1

New owners pledge to restore Hill Top Motel in Kingman

A husband-and-wife team recently purchased the closed Hill Top Motel in Kingman, Arizona, and plan to spend a half-million dollars renovating the historic Route 66 property. Francisco Sinopoli and Makenzie Baker, who are chiropractors, are the motel's new owners after Mohave State Bank foreclosed on it in December, reported the Kingman Daily Miner. They bought the … Continue reading New owners pledge to restore Hill Top Motel in Kingman

Ramada Kingman, Canyon 66 restaurant abruptly close

The Ramada Kingman hotel and its Canyon 66 Restaurant and Lounge in Kingman, Arizona, abruptly closed this week amid allegations of unpaid contractor bills and stiffed employees. It was the second high-profile lodging establishment to close in Kingman in less than six months. The historic Hill Top Motel closed late last year after being foreclosed. … Continue reading Ramada Kingman, Canyon 66 restaurant abruptly close

Hill Top Motel in Kingman foreclosed; fate remains uncertain

The now-closed Hill Top Motel in Kingman, Arizona, went into foreclosure several months ago, and the future of the historic property appears uncertain. Pete Hill, chief credit officer at Mohave State Bank in nearby Lake Havasu City, confirmed during a phone interview Tuesday the bank foreclosed the property at 1901 E. Andy Devine Ave. in … Continue reading Hill Top Motel in Kingman foreclosed; fate remains uncertain

Oklahoma senator again criticizes Route 66 preservation program

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) again targets the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program with his "Wastebook," an annual publication released Tuesday that cites alleged government waste. In the publication, Coburn criticized the $81,224 the program awarded in cost-share grants to restore the roof of the historic DeCamp Junction near Staunton, Ill., the climate-control system of … Continue reading Oklahoma senator again criticizes Route 66 preservation program

Cost-share grants announced from Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announced six cost-share grants for 2013, totaling about $81,000. Since the program started in 2001, 114 projects have been awarded $1.6 million, with a $2.7 million in cost-share money from the recipient, totaling $4.3 million in public-private investment toward the preservation and revitalization of properties along historic Route 66 … Continue reading Cost-share grants announced from Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program