New owners of Sunflower Station in Adrian reveal more plans for the site for 2023

The new owners of Sunflower Station next door to the landmark Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas, announced plans for the site when they plan to reopen it in spring 2023, including placing guest cabins in the back of the property. Jason and Kelly Snyder, enthusiasts of Route 66 and motorcycles, acquired the property last year … Continue reading New owners of Sunflower Station in Adrian reveal more plans for the site for 2023

Texas Old Route 66 Association officers freshen up the midpoint of Route 66 in Adrian

Officers of the Texas Old Route 66 Association this week repainted the on-road markers of the so-called midpoint of Route 66, directly across from the Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas. The association posted a bunch of photos of those members repainting the midpoint stripe on the road and its nearby Route 66 shields. I'm sure … Continue reading Texas Old Route 66 Association officers freshen up the midpoint of Route 66 in Adrian

Sunflower Station in Adrian has new owners

Fran Houser's Sunflower Station, a gift shop housed in a former gas station next to the Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas, recently acquired new owners. Jason and Kelly Snyder, who are enthusiasts of Route 66 and motorcycles, acquired the property and will become full-time residents of Adrian in early September, Houser stated in a Facebook … Continue reading Sunflower Station in Adrian has new owners

A Slice of Pie restaurant opens second location in St. Robert

A Slice of Pie restaurant, a mainstay in Rolla, Missouri, since opening just off Route 66 three decades ago, has opened a second location 25 miles west in St. Robert, Missouri. The bakery announced on Facebook on Wednesday the opening of its second site in St. Robert. The address there is 1106 Old Route 66. … Continue reading A Slice of Pie restaurant opens second location in St. Robert

“Two for the Road” episode on PBS-TV features the Texas Panhandle

A PBS-TV show titled "Two for the Road" recently aired a special episode that features the Texas Panhandle, of which a prominent portion includes Route 66 country. The show generously showcases the Route 66 towns of Shamrock, McLean, Groom, Amarillo, Vega, Adrian and Glenrio, along with Palo Duro Canyon, a popular side trip south of … Continue reading “Two for the Road” episode on PBS-TV features the Texas Panhandle

Fine-art photographer lends a hand to struggling Midpoint Cafe

A fine-art photographer based in Amarillo is helping the iconic Midpoint Cafe in nearby Adrian, Texas, as it struggles through the economic ripples of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Livingston, whom many readers may remember from his "I Am Route 66" project, said he would donate proceeds from the sale of photographs of the Route 66 … Continue reading Fine-art photographer lends a hand to struggling Midpoint Cafe

Texas adds restrictions to restaurants, closes bars because of COVID-19 surge

Route 66 travelers will find closed taverns today and restaurants capped at 50% capacity in Texas starting Monday after the governor imposed new restrictions because of a steep rise in coronavirus cases there. Gov. Greg Abbott issued these orders Friday: All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from … Continue reading Texas adds restrictions to restaurants, closes bars because of COVID-19 surge

Midpoint Cafe reopens with new owners March 28

The landmark Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop in Adrian, Texas, will hold its grand reopening for the season March 28 with its new owners, Brenda Hammit and Carrie O'Leary. According to a post Thursday on the restaurant's Facebook page, Hammit had worked at the Route 66 landmark for five years. Her sister, O'Leary, recently relocated … Continue reading Midpoint Cafe reopens with new owners March 28

Former Midpoint Cafe owner running for mayor of Adrian

Fran Houser, former longtime owner of the landmark Midpoint Cafe and current owner of the nearby Sunflower Station in Adrian, Texas, is running for mayor in the tiny Texas Panhandle town. Houser filed for candidacy two weeks ago, but her campaign got a boost Thursday with a semi-viral video from a local woman on Facebook. … Continue reading Former Midpoint Cafe owner running for mayor of Adrian

Midpoint Cafe’s likely future owner is revealed

Midpoint Cafe co-owner Dennis Purschwitz said he wouldn't reveal its new owner or owners until spring, but the restaurant's previous owner -- and other folks -- apparently are letting the cat out of the bag. Fran Houser, who owned the Route 66 restaurant and gift shop in Adrian, Texas, for about 20 years when it … Continue reading Midpoint Cafe’s likely future owner is revealed