Monday, December 21, 2015

News From Along Route 66-- November 2015: Bloomington, Illinois and Springfield, Missouri

NOVEMBER 11--  Online auction for Shea's Museum items in Springfield, Illinois, began today.  A sad day for Route 66.

NOVEMBER 12--  Bloomington, Illinois, received $250,000 spread over five years   "Officials in the Bloomington-Normal area acknowledged they were slow to embrace Route 66 tourism."  An understatement, but at least now they are doing things. for a Route 66 Museum

NOVEMBER 16--  Ariston Cafe in Litchfield, Illinois, is still on the market with asking price of $1.2 million, now dropped to $925,000.  It has been for sale since 2014 and the place won't close in the meantime.  Always try to eat in the main room.

NOVEMBER 18--  Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, Missouri, celebrates its 90th year with a New Year's Eve concert by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.

--RoadDog

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