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Tell Us: What Businesses Should Be on Route 66?

What kinds of businesses would boost economic development on the historic corridor?

It’s where people go to get their kicks, so the saying goes, but is Route 66 living up to its historic image in Glendora?

Once a main transportation corridor that spanned eight different states, the portion that runs through Glendora is home to some hometown and famed establishments such, and the historic.

But according to the city, Route 66 generates far less revenue than other business centers in town. However, it’s also provides a significant number of workforce opportunities, including , America's Christian Credit Union and Loopnet.

Route 66 also boasts a number of automotive businesses, but the area also struggles with a high number of vacancies.

aiming to boost business and economic development in the area, and has also acquired vacant parcels of land for future development. But with dissolution of redevelopment agencies, the status of some development projects along the corridor is uncertain.

So tell us, what kinds of businesses would revitalize the historic Route 66 in Glendora? What do you like about the area now? What do you think can be improved?

Daniel 2014 February 24, 2012 at 08:07 PM
I think maybe we could put in a few restaurants or something that could keep the family-oriented feeling of the city alive. Maybe somewhere where kids can go and hang out with adult supervision? I'd love to see some beautification along our little section of Route 66.
Jennie Elizabeth February 24, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Its difficult to have businesses when you can only enter from one side of the street. The center median looks pretty but I have spoken with people who have complain about the difficulties and hazards of entering in businesses along Route 66. However, the consensus has been if there were more quality restaurants with fairly reasonable prices, Applebee's-Olive Garden type, and the area surrounding these businesses was cleaned up we would make legal U-turns and detours happily.
MellowMaverick February 24, 2012 at 09:38 PM
A Bowling Alley with an Islands restaurant next door!
Terry February 24, 2012 at 11:23 PM
What business is moving in next to The Loft where FYE used to be? That piece of retail space has huge potential.
Katie Merkley February 25, 2012 at 03:37 AM
family oriented restaurants like the ones downtown glendora has
Milissa February 25, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Had a business on route 66 for close to 30 years and it has been sad over the years to see businesses come and go.We are currently in a center that's almost half vacant and we often worry this economic downfall and can we survive like this. I would agree to more restaurants and or more family oriented establishments there are alot of families that go to other city's to enjoy places like this. Thanks for this topic..Patch!
Janek February 25, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Actually.... BK has something going with this idea! I love it.
Kim B. February 26, 2012 at 08:12 AM
How about a Tony Roma's.....just had dinner at the one in Palm Desert. Great food and lots of happy customers.
MellowMaverick February 26, 2012 at 04:53 PM
A Dave and Busters would offer food, video fun, pool tables and all in a family-friendly atmosphere...again...something to engage the younger people in Glendora and a place for families to enjoy together.
MellowMaverick February 26, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Personally, I'd be at the bowling alley at least once a week and the Islands 2-3 times a month...so I'm committing here! :)

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