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City Cafe
Kingman, AZ
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Traveling the old roads can sometimes feel like stepping back in time. The most famous is The Mother Road or Route 66. Although much of it has been either replaced by the Interstate or eroded away with time, Arizona is home to many intact stretches of the historic highway. Kingman, AZ is a good example of a Route 66 town (city) that has kept its old boulevard intact. And kept up with businesses like the City Cafe.

 

City Cafe (late 1990's)
Kingman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

However, like most places, Kingman has undergone constant change and many of the old relics from back in the day have either been closed and reopened under a different name or torn down completely.

 

 

City Cafe (early 2000's)
Kingman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The City Cafe in Kingman, AZ was located on E Highway 66, also known as Andy Devine Avenue. A few years ago, the venerable City Cafe closed and replaced by the Hot Rod Cafe.

 

City Cafe close-up of marquee
Kingman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

The latest word is the Hot Rod Cafe has also closed down as Walgreen's is planning to build a store where the Hot Rod Cafe, Oak Furniture, Valley Furniture, and Imperial Motel was located. Walgreen's property developer purchased these building in early 2008. According to the Kingman Daily Miner article, Walgreen's hopes to have the store open by fall of 2009.

 

Hot Rod Cafe (2008)
Kingman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

The City Cafe (Hot Rod Cafe), another of Route 66's treasures, appears to be no more.

 

 

 

 

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