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Pops of Arcadia documentary April 2, 2007

Posted by Ron Warnick in Attractions, Businesses.
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Here’s a short documentary about the building of the Pops convenience store on Route 66 in Arcadia, Okla., complete with a 66-foot-tall pop bottle.

Interviewed are Route 66 historian Jim Ross, who lives near Arcadia, and Pops architect Rand Elliott of Oklahoma City.

On a related note, I recently e-mailed Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon, who is the brains behind Pops, and asked when it would open. He replied that he was shooting for a Memorial Day weekend opening, but it was “going to be close” on whether that time frame is attainable.


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1. Anonymous - April 2, 2007

Respectfully, Mr. Ross – Arcadia doesn’t need Pops to appear “on the map.” Trust me, I have far more interest in visiting Arcadia’s Round Barn, than I have in visiting some glorified convenience store.

2. Route 66 Fan - April 6, 2007

To Anonymous – April 2, 2007: Jeez, take the stick out of your butt, and lighten up. POPS is a good thing for Arcadia and can only help bring interest and visitors to the area – and ultimately the Round Barn will benefit as well. You must have some bone to pick with Mr. McClendonand/or Mr. Elliott, or you are just an old codger who resents anything that they don’t understand. POPS is more than a “glorified convenience store” as you put it, it is actually a new landmark and destination for Route 66 enthusiasts, that harkens back to the glory days of the “Mother Road”.

3. Anonymous - June 9, 2007

Nicely Put-Route 66 Fan. I agree it will be great for Arcadia and especially for Route 66 enthusiasts.

4. Anonymous - June 26, 2007

Respectfully, Mr. Ross – Arcadia doesn’t need Pops to appear “on the map.” Trust me, I have far more interest in visiting Arcadia’s Round Barn, than I have in visiting some glorified convenience store.

5. Team Farkle 7 - July 10, 2007

As some of the “Old Haunts” fall by the wayside, it’s good to see there will always be something to see in Route 66.

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7. Mary Pidcock - October 4, 2007

Hello,

My name is Mary Pidcock and I am with the Wichita County Corvette Association in Wichita Falls, Texas. We are planning a cruise to Pops on October 13th. We thought that we would leave Wichita Falls about 9:00 oclock and should arrive at Pops abut 11:30. I believe that it will take us about 2 1/2 hours no more than 3 hours to get to Pops. We would like to eat lunch and tour. We have a meeting tonight Thursday October 4th. and I can let you know in a couple of daysabout how many will be able to attend. Probably in the neighborhood of 20 to 24 people. Please let me know if you see a problem with us coming.

8. Ron - October 4, 2007

Mary, I have nothing to do with POPS scheduling. You can find more at its Web site here:

http://www.pops66.com

9. Mary Pidcock - October 4, 2007

Thanks for the info.

10. Letalis Maximus, Esq. - February 27, 2008

Stopped by “Pops” for the first time just yesterday and liked it a lot. Bought 7 bottles (and bottles ONLY, thank you very much) of pop to take home to the kids. You know, brands that I enjoyed as a kid and/or that you can’t seem to find in the big stores – Orange Crush (the boy said “wow”), Strawberry Crush, Dad’s Root Beer (one of the twins was way impressed), cane sugar Dr. Pepper, a Mexican bottle of Coke made with cane sugar, stuff like that. Keep up the good work. I think it is great. Wish it had a really cool web site.

11. Letalis Maximus, Esq. - February 27, 2008

Oops. Just saw that it does have a cool web site. Sorry.


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