Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Along 66, May 2019: Launching Pad Grand Opening and Ariston Lights

These come from the Route 66 News blog site which has a lot more stories and extended coverage.  I just pick the ones of most interest to me.

MAY 4--  The Launching Pad Drive-In in Wilmington, Illinois, had their grand reopening Friday, though they have been open for several weeks now.  Holly Barker and Tully Garrett bought the long-closed place in 2017.

They plan to get married under the Gemini Giant on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 21.

MAY 5--  At 8:10 p.m., the Ariston neon sign and window accent lights were flipped on.  The Ariston opened in Litchfield, Illinois, in 1935.

So glad to have both the Launching Pad and Ariston open again with determined owners.


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