Vandal breaks windows in at least a half-dozen Tulsa Route 66 businesses, including Buck Atom’s

A vandal in the early morning hours Friday used a manhole cover and planter box to break at least a dozen windows at least six businesses along the Route 66 corridor in Tulsa, including Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios. KOTV in Tulsa reported: They say a man picked up water main hole covers off the street … Continue reading Vandal breaks windows in at least a half-dozen Tulsa Route 66 businesses, including Buck Atom’s

Ike’s Chili of Tulsa soon will make an appearance on “The Drew Barrymore Show”

Ike's Chili, a stalwart of Tulsa dining for more than a century, soon will make an appearance on "The Drew Barrymore Show." Len Wade, the owner of the Route 66 restaurant, stated in a Facebook post the show's producers will fly him to New York City as part of a contest between Ike's and two … Continue reading Ike’s Chili of Tulsa soon will make an appearance on “The Drew Barrymore Show”

Week-long grand reopening of Church Studio in Tulsa begins today

The week-long grand opening of the historic and renovated Church Studio in Tulsa begins today, which is exactly 50 years after music legend Leon Russell bought the property. Tours of Church Studio are available from March 1 to March 5 for a $5 donation, with tours costing $25 after that. The studio sits at 304 … Continue reading Week-long grand reopening of Church Studio in Tulsa begins today

Tickets go on sale for Route 66 Road Fest in Tulsa and Oklahoma City in June

The organizers of the Route 66 Road Fest scheduled on consecutive weekends in June in Oklahoma City and Tulsa announced this week they have placed tickets on sale. The festival was scheduled for mid-2021 but postponed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fact tickets now are available shows the growing confidence the pandemic … Continue reading Tickets go on sale for Route 66 Road Fest in Tulsa and Oklahoma City in June

Yet another neon sign erected along Tulsa’s Route 66 corridor

Tulsa Time Dental Design at East 11th Street (aka Route 66) and New Haven Avenue was the latest beneficiary of the city's Route 66 neon sign grant program. The Tulsa Route 66 Commission posted an image of the new neon sign a few days ago: Dennis Whitaker, who is part of the city's planning office, … Continue reading Yet another neon sign erected along Tulsa’s Route 66 corridor

Owner of The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa to open an Airbnb across the street

The owner of the Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa soon will open a similarly themed Airbnb across the street so tourists can stay in the neighborhood overnight. Danny Boy O'Connor, owner of the house and museum, will call the Airbnb site at 728 N. St. Louis Ave. the Greaser Hideout, a reference to where Ponyboy … Continue reading Owner of The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa to open an Airbnb across the street

Tulsa receives four proposals for Route 66 development near Cyrus Avery Plaza

The City of Tulsa has received four Route 66 mixed-use development proposals for a piece of land near Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza and the Arkansas River. A city committee now will evaluate the proposals, grading them on a points basis on how well each meets the city's goals for the land, the experience of the … Continue reading Tulsa receives four proposals for Route 66 development near Cyrus Avery Plaza

Tulsa’s Center of the Universe plaza to undergo renovations

The Center of the Universe, a spot on a bridge in downtown Tulsa that creates an audio anomaly to anyone who stands on it, soon will undergo repairs and is seeking public input on how to do it. Brian Kurtz, president and CEO of the Downtown Tulsa Partnership, has been working on a plan for … Continue reading Tulsa’s Center of the Universe plaza to undergo renovations

Native-owned Southwest Trading Company opens on Route 66 in Tulsa

Southwest Trading Company opened a few weeks ago along the 11th Street alignment of Route 66 that not only sells Native American-made goods, but is owned by a father-and-daughter team with Native heritage. MVSKOKEMedia recently published a profile on owners David Bible and daughter Ashley, citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) tribe in Oklahoma and of … Continue reading Native-owned Southwest Trading Company opens on Route 66 in Tulsa

“The Great Muslim American Road Trip” coming to PBS this summer

"The Great Muslim American Road Trip," a documentary series about a Muslim couple traveling Route 66, will air on PBS-TV later this summer. The three-part series will be offered on PBS stations, PBS.org and the PBS app, reported Realscreen.com. The series follows rapper Mona Haydar and her husband Sebastian Robins as they explore the U.S. … Continue reading “The Great Muslim American Road Trip” coming to PBS this summer