Pieces of Route 66 history for sale

Pieces of Route 66 history for sale

There are 9 comments on the Chicago Sun-Times story from Jan 25, 2011, titled Pieces of Route 66 history for sale. In it, Chicago Sun-Times reports that:

The Launching Pad's space man. John Patsch~Herald-News Two hot spots along historic Route 66 are for sale, including the Launching Pad restaurant in Wilmington, home to the iconic Gemini Giant statue.

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Joliet, IL

#1 Jan 31, 2011
I hate to say it but the Launching Pad is a thing of the past. No one could pay the asking price, remodel the place and overcome the bad reputation the last owners left and ever expect to make a profit. I wish it was not so, but sadly I'm afraid it is.

Wilmington, IL

#2 Mar 9, 2011
Get real with that asking price!

United States

#3 Mar 11, 2011
Ask $150,000 and let someone rehab it and start a good business. $629000 I think it is. Is just way too much. Wonder what the northerner bought it for lol
Grandma again

Wilmington, IL

#4 Mar 20, 2011
Had some thoughts about The Pad...How about a Route 66/wilmington reception/information center? Keep The Gemini Giant - it is in itself a tourist attraction. In reading materail about places on Route 66, I notice many museaum/reception/information places along the way, but nothing locally. Just an idea...

United States

#5 Mar 25, 2011
Umm but who would buy it?
The state w no money
Or our little town that has better things to do.
I think its a good idea as a museum and info center but it comes back to who would do it..

I am afraid its going to be another eagle hotel...

United States

#6 Mar 25, 2011
Perhaps the state could buy it - all Quinn has to do is raise another tax - he's good at that.

Since: Mar 10

United States

#7 Mar 25, 2011
For sale sign is down on the Launching Pad, sign says "Opening April 1st"

Joliet, IL

#8 Mar 25, 2011
Got to be a April fools joke!
Local_Gal wrote:
For sale sign is down on the Launching Pad, sign says "Opening April 1st"

Fort Mohave, AZ

#9 Jul 15, 2012
House forsale on old route66 in needles ca.. New paint in & out,needs some carpet, the rest is tiled,big fenced yard,plenty rv parking,lots of extras,1511front st.$60,000.00 clear title...

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