Owning the Aztec Hotel has never been an easy thing to do.
My article in today’s Pasadena Star-News covers the troubles that have kept the hotel closed for more than two years, but the Aztec has survived through a downtrodden existence since it opened in 1925. Continue reading
The Aztec Hotel storefront where the Get Your Kicks on Route 66 gift shop once operated.
The last business to set up shop at the Aztec Hotel came and went so fast, it likely hit the road faster than its Route 66 clientele. Continue reading
Old news is so exciting.
No, really. Ever drive by a weedy, trash-strewn empty lot and wonder what happened to the flashy retail complex that some developer was promising a few years ago? Or pass by an abandoned building and think about what it looked like in the past?
That’s what this blog is about. Continue reading