Mother Road Market Enhances Route 66
OPENING CEREMONY: Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation CEO Elizabeth Frame Ellison, second from right, with her family after the ribbon cutting for the Mother Road Market. LTFF Co-Founding Board Member Kathy Taylor is at right.
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Mother Road Market, a nonprofit development of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, held an open house and ribbon cutting Nov. 2 for the 27,000 square-foot food hall.
The Mother Road Market is housed on historic Route 66 at 1124 S. Lewis Ave. in Tulsa in the 1939 Scrivner-Stevens Grocery building. Mother Road Market is a vibrant community space, allowing Tulsans and tourists alike to eat, sip, shop and enjoy over 20 different business concepts, all under one roof.
Customers are also able to browse specialty gift items in the retail store options and even purchase fresh ingredients like local produce, meat and dairy to take home and cook their own creations.
The Bar offers a full bar, plus coffee offerings throughout the day. Kitchen 66, Tulsa’s kickstart kitchen and program of Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, is housed at Mother Road Market and also operates the Kitchen 66 Takeover Cafe and Kitchen 66 General Store. Mother Road Market also features a demonstration kitchen for cooking classes, indoor and outdoor seating areas with views of downtown Tulsa, nine holes of Mother Road Mini Golf, rentable event spaces and children’s play areas. Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to use the 320 square foot small shop model to pilot test their latest concepts without the burdensome financial investment of opening a full-scale restaurant or retail space.
Mother Road Market features an all-local roundup of nearly 20 businesses that embody a mix of established restaurateurs trying out new concepts and entrepreneurs entering the food industry for the first time. More information about each tenant is available at www.motherroadmarket.com/merchants.
For more about Mother Road Market, visit www.motherroadmarket.com or Facebook/Instagram @motherroadmarket. For more about the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, visit www.lobecktaylor.com.