Wings of Freedom in Tulsa erects repurposed Saratoga Motor Hotel sign

A few days ago, the Wings of Freedom organization of Tulsa erected a repurposed Saratoga Motor Hotel sign made for its sober-living facility at the former motel site. Wings of Freedom posted images of the new sign being installed, along with an image of the old sign. Oklahoma Route 66 Association President Rhys Martin also … Continue reading Wings of Freedom in Tulsa erects repurposed Saratoga Motor Hotel sign

Meadow Gold Mack store opens along Route 66 in Tulsa

Mary Beth Babcock recently opened a second store along Route 66 in Tulsa -- the Meadow Gold Mack emporium that sits next to the landmark Meadow Gold neon sign, naturally. Babcock, who also owns the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 down the street, told News on 6 in Tulsa that Meadow Gold Mack … Continue reading Meadow Gold Mack store opens along Route 66 in Tulsa

Restoration of West Winds Motel sign in Erick among Oklahoma Route 66 Commission grants

The restoration of the neon sign for the closed West Winds Motel in Erick, Oklahoma, is among the $6 million in grants recently awarded by the Oklahoma Route 66 Commission. A list of the funds given from the state's Route 66 Revitalization Grant Program was posted in a document on the commission's website. Several grant … Continue reading Restoration of West Winds Motel sign in Erick among Oklahoma Route 66 Commission grants

Nearly 100-foot-long neon sign goes live in downtown Tulsa

The Tulsa Route 66 Commission recently touted the existence of the largest neon sign that has gone through the city's Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program. It's nearly 100 feet long. And it's not vintage -- it's new. It's on the roof of Santa Fe Square, which sits on the Second Street alignment of Route … Continue reading Nearly 100-foot-long neon sign goes live in downtown Tulsa

Meadow Gold Mack Route 66 Outpost in Tulsa opening on May 18

Tulsa Route 66 booster Mary Beth Babcock this week announced the imminent opening of another venture -- the Meadow Gold Mack Route 66 Outpost that will feature another Muffler Man fiberglass statue. Babcock stated on Facebook: "Over 16 artists and shops will be under 1 roof. The ultimate mix of merch, vinyl, books and gifts. … Continue reading Meadow Gold Mack Route 66 Outpost in Tulsa opening on May 18

Several Oklahoma organizations with Route 66 ties awarded preservation grants

The Oklahoma Historical Society awarded 37 entities a total of $520,000 in grants this year, including several with Route 66 ties. We mentioned yesterday the Totum Pole Park near Foyil received a $20,000 grant to help restore its Fiddle House. Here are the rest of them that are relevant to Route 66: Friends of the … Continue reading Several Oklahoma organizations with Route 66 ties awarded preservation grants

City of Tulsa to try again to develop area near Route 66 and the Arkansas River

The City of Tulsa once again is issuing requests for proposals to develop a Route 66 roadside attraction, development and an interactive experience near the Arkansas River. One of the requests for 815 S. Riverside Drive is on the city's website. This area is known as Cry Baby Hill, coined by spectators and participants in … Continue reading City of Tulsa to try again to develop area near Route 66 and the Arkansas River

Jamil’s Steakhouse in Oklahoma City marks its 60th year

Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, located on Route 66 just north of the Oklahoma Capitol, is marking its 60th year this year. Jamil's is one of the last few surviving Lebanese steakhouses in Oklahoma. Many Lebanese immigrated to the Sooner State during its oil boom days of the 1920s and brought their cuisine with them. … Continue reading Jamil’s Steakhouse in Oklahoma City marks its 60th year

Oklahoma Route 66 Association moving into new site in Tulsa

The Oklahoma Route 66 Association is moving from its longtime base in Chandler into the Renaissance Square Event Center at 2620 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66) in Tulsa. The association will hold an open house at its new home from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 23. Local author Michael Wallis will be … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Association moving into new site in Tulsa

Owner of Tally’s Good Food Cafe in Tulsa gets deferred sentence for theft, must pay restitution

Tally Alame, owner of Tally's Good Food Cafe in Tulsa, was given a deferred 12-month sentence and must pay restitution after being accused of shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of items from Sam's Clubs. Fox 23 in Tulsa reported Alame pleaded guilty Monday to six felony counts of larceny. He also was banned from ever … Continue reading Owner of Tally’s Good Food Cafe in Tulsa gets deferred sentence for theft, must pay restitution