Uranus Missouri lights up its new, Route 66-themed neon wall

The principals of Uranus Missouri near St. Robert, Missouri, presided over a lighting ceremony Saturday night at the complex's new, Route 66-themed neon wall. Here's a photo of the animated neon on a 20-by-55-foot wall that features a rocket ship, Cadillac Ranch, Blue Swallow Motel, Wigwam Motel, Roy's of Amboy, Blue Whale of Catoosa, Ted … Continue reading Uranus Missouri lights up its new, Route 66-themed neon wall

New neon wall at Uranus Missouri will light up the evening of Sept. 25

The new neon-sign wall at the Uranus Missouri complex near St. Robert, Missouri, will hold a ceremonial lighting ceremony at 8 p.m. Sept. 25. On a related note, Uranus also expanded its empire by acquiring a prominent candy store in Indiana and will convert it into a second location. More on that later. Uranus owner … Continue reading New neon wall at Uranus Missouri will light up the evening of Sept. 25

Louie Keen shows mockup for future neon sign wall at Uranus Missouri

Louie Keen, the self-proclaimed "mayor" of the Uranus Missouri near St. Robert, Missouri, recently posted an artist's rendering of a neon-sign wall planned for the complex. Keen stated on Facebook that "the wall will be painted and each of the objects on the wall are big neon pieces." "We believe this will be a huge … Continue reading Louie Keen shows mockup for future neon sign wall at Uranus Missouri

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

“Mega Mayor” Muffler Man installed at Uranus Missouri complex

A new, 22-foot-tall Muffler Man fiberglass statue was installed Tuesday at the Uranus Missouri complex in St. Robert, Missouri. The statue is called Mega Mayor, a likeness of Uranus Missouri owner and self-proclaimed mayor Louie Keen when he's duded up in his American-flag-inspired costume. Mega Mayor, which holds a large golf ball in one hand … Continue reading “Mega Mayor” Muffler Man installed at Uranus Missouri complex

“Extensive” fire damage at Sunset Village apartment complex in St. Robert

A local media outlet reported "extensive" damage from an early morning fire Sunday in St. Robert, Missouri, at Sunset Village of the Ozarks, which serves mostly as retirement housing in the region. One resident told KY3-TV that residents jumped out of windows to escape the fire. The Pulaski County Daily News reported that one person … Continue reading “Extensive” fire damage at Sunset Village apartment complex in St. Robert

Additional elaborate neon signs planned at Uranus Missouri complex

Louie Keen, the self-proclaimed "mayor" of the Uranus Missouri complex near St. Robert, Missouri, said he's planning to commission additional and elaborate neon signs there and is soliciting contractors for those projects. The signs would be on the west wall of the fudge factory, plus the miniature golf course and the hamburger and ice cream … Continue reading Additional elaborate neon signs planned at Uranus Missouri complex

St. Robert begins restoration of Stanley Cour-Tel neon signs

The City of St. Robert, Missouri, recently announced it began the long-awaited restoration of the Stanley Cour-Tel neon signs that once graced a defunct motel along Route 66 in west St. Louis. The sign restorations are part of the Route 66 Sign Neon Park planned at the historic George M. Reed Roadside Park at 228 … Continue reading St. Robert begins restoration of Stanley Cour-Tel neon signs

Muffler Man statue planned at Uranus Missouri complex

Louie Keen, the self-proclaimed mayor of the Uranus Missouri complex near St. Robert, Missouri, announced plans to erect a Muffler Man fiberglass statue in his own image next month. Keen revealed the plan in a Facebook post Wednesday: https://www.facebook.com/MayorofUranus/posts/3408565502560705 Keen calls it a "Mega-Mayor" statue that obviously is patterned after his "official" costume of a … Continue reading Muffler Man statue planned at Uranus Missouri complex

County preservation group to give $12,000 to St. Robert to continue neon park project

Pulaski County Route 66 Preservation will present a $12,021.63 check to the city of St. Robert, Missouri, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to continue the development of the Route 66 Neon Park. The check presentation will take place at George M. Reed Roadside Park at 228 Old Route 66 in Saint Robert. The park, one of only two … Continue reading County preservation group to give $12,000 to St. Robert to continue neon park project