Friday, June 21, 2019
Along 66, April/May 2019: The Parkview and Ariston in Illinois
I get these news items from the Route 66 News blog site. This has much more on each event that I write about as well as pictures and video. Also, the site covers a lot more things on Route 66. I just pick out the ones of most interest to me.
APRIL 30-- The Parkview Inn in Bloomington, Illinois, reopened May 1. It has been completely rebuilt after a fire in 2016.
MAY 1-- The restored Ariston Cafe sign has been reinstalled in Litchfield, Illinois. It is over the entrance and includes the name of the place and Budweiser. It will be relit May 4.
Nick and Demi Adam owned the place from 1966 to 2018. His father, Nick Adam, owned it for 42 years before that.
New owners are Will and Michelle Law and Marty and Kara Steffens.
It is located at 413 N. Old Rt. 66.
So glad to see the place up and running again.