From 2014, the year that the City of Kingman hosted the International Route 66 Festival, to the summer of 2019, the historic business district has experienced a rather dramatic renaissance. The building that now houses Beale Celebrations figured prominently in that historic event. At the grassroots level organizers are meeting to discuss an even larger event in 2021 as the first in a series of festivals that countdown to the Route 66 centennial. Beale Celebrations will figure prominently in each of these events and as a result this historic building that is currently for sale represents an investment opportunity.
The Route 66 festival in 2014 was more than just an historic event that sparked the Kingman renaissance. It had a far reaching affect on the Route 66 community for the European Route 66 Festivals to the Miles of Possibility Conference and establishment of the world’s first electric vehicle museum. Plans for launching a series of festivals that countdown to the centennial in 2026 are at this stage less than dreams. Still, Route 66 associations in Europe as well as Japan, and organizations as well as personalities all along the Route 66 corridor have expressed interest as well as support. Beale Celebrations could be utilized for a number of purposes during these festivals. It could again be used as the gathering point for authors, artists, and collectors. Or it could be used for the hosting of the conference that was held at the Mohave County Supervisors chambers in 2014.
This, however, is but one role that Beale Celebrations could play in the continuing development of the historic business district in Kingman. Increasingly there is a need for an events center, a conference center, a small concert venue, and display center during events such as First Friday that are held in the historic heart of the city. Kingman is ideally situated to capitalize on its location and host conferences on rural development, tourism, economic development or most anything that can be imagined, and Beale Celebrations figures prominently. The city is located less than 90 minutes from the international airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Amtrak access to Los Angeles and Albuquerque is direct. With completion of I-11 the drive time from Phoenix and Tucson will be dramatically shortened.
The possibilities don’t end there. As Kingman’s climate is usually 15 to 20 degrees cooler than in neighboring Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City during the months of summer, it is ideally situated for the hosting of tri-city conferences or events. And, again, Beale Celebrations figures prominently.
Now is definitely the time to consider in investing in historic Kingman. The inventory of available buildings and properties within the district is limited. And it is shrinking as investors and entrepreneurs renovate properties, open small business or offices, and as tourists increasingly see the city as a destination. Beale Celebrations, as well as the historic Brunswick Hotel, and the restaurant that currently houses Garibaldi’s, are currently for sale. They are among prime properties within the historic business district. Don’t let opportunity pass you by!
Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America –