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Historic U Drop Inn makes changes

Amarillo, TX --  An area tourist attraction off Route 66 is expanding.

The U Drop Inn plans on making some changes to its gift shop and cafe-- for it's travelers and tourist who stop in Shamrock.

Route 66, It's a well known road that leads from Chicago to LA at 2, 448 miles. 
 
It's the historic U Drop Inn and Cafe.

They get as many as 200 visitors daily and more than half of those are international travelers.  

Now they want to expand their gift shop giving shoppers more room and to also have more visitor information.  

"We have so much history in shamrock to share, so much history in wheeler county and in our area, this gives us an opportunity to share that history with our travelers." says Larry Clontz, Economic Development Coordinator

And when you are done shopping, have a seat, soon the cafe hopes to start serving fountain drinks, coffee and floats.

The economic development coordinator says they also want to show customers museums, the water tower and shops through a touch screen.

"We're gonna put it on a kiosk on a touch screen so that people can come in and just touch it and get a two minute video and see what our town has to offer." says Larry 

And before you leave, don't forget to sign the guest list.

This project is expected to be completed within 6 to 8 weeks and will cost a few thousand dollars.
   
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