Possibly inspired by Carvana, a Route 66 development will feature a multi-story classic car vending machine. Visitors will be able to rent classic cars and take them for a drive on the iconic Route 66.
“With this in mind, we feel our ‘Ride the Road’ experience is thinking outside the box,” Kimberly Honea, vice president of hospitality and development for Sharp Development said. “We want our travelers to get their kicks on Route 66 (by) offering multiple classic car rentals in a neon lit glass tower.”
The two-acre mixed-used development will feature a hotel and interpretive center, with the second floor to include 17,000 square feet of outdoor terrace and amphitheater space that will face Arkansas River. The 40-room hotel is expected to be named Hotel Avery, after the Father of Route 66, Cyrus Avery.
The top three floors of the six-story building will feature 55 apartments.
“The exterior and interior thematic elements of the entire project allow us to showcase the Route 66 portion of our city and state on a whole new exciting level,” Honea said.
The project is expected to open in mid-2026, which is the 100th anniversary of Route 66.