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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?

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.
Steven Hanson 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.
Steven Hanson 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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