Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Along 66, September 2019: Tulsa Neon and Worrisome Elbow News
SEPTEMBER 6-- First neon sign restored with a Tulsa Route 66 grant program. Billy Ray's BBQ and Catfish neon sign. It has been dark for about fifteen years. The program has gotten a lot of applications for this worthy project.
My idea is that you can never have too much neon.
SEPTEMBER 7-- Elbow Inn operators lose lease; owners will restore the place to its 1950s appearance.
The people operating it right now have had it since 2006, but the owners want the place to move in a different direction and it will reopen after a face lift. They do say that it won't be a winery. What would they do with those hundreds of bras on the ceiling?
I am a bit concerned about this news. Other than the bathrooms, I like everything just the way it is. Not only is the place rustic, but it really puts the dive in Dive Bar. It is a must-stop every time heading for the Munger-Moss.
Keep It Real. --RoadElbow