Kafka (my dog) is now 14 years old. When he was about 6 months old, I started taking him to LF&FS. By the time he was 2, if we walked by and the store was closed, he'd do a sit-down-strike until I took him to the front door to show him no one was inside. After a year and more of my going there alone because of his age, I took Kafka there today. He pulled me off the sidewalk and to the front door when he realized where we were.
The coffee ice cubes for iced coffee are a great idea! I really like to order my coffee iced here in the summer. I stopped in today (way colder weather) to try it hot--not so good. There was an odd almost fishy smell coming from the brew--I even poured it into a different cup in case it was the plastic lid. No, it was the coffee. The taste was okay, but the smell is really off-putting and kind of disappointing. Dirty carafe? Don't know, but probably not going back until the weather heats up again.
Not a scone person, but I tried a blueberry muffin (the only muffin they had). Nothing exceptional, but not nasty or anything. It was almost like Jiffy muffin mix.
Jack Gillespie is fantastic. He is in the process of helping my husband and I get our first home loan. I have an incredibly difficult personality and have a lot of questions for him on a daily basis. He is so patient and has been wonderful throughout this entire experience. His hard work and dedication has been the sole reason that very soon we will be completing the process of purchasing our first home. I will continue to highly, highly recommend him to anyone and everyone for many years to come!
My husband and I just bought our first home. We called McKinney not knowing anything about home inspections and what they consisted of. When I called to schedule, I spoke with Pat. He was extremely nice on the phone and worked with me to find a date and time to meet them at our new home. Pat and Joe arrived at the appointment early and were very patient with all of the questions that we had for them. Joe's knowledge and customer service skills absolutely blew me away. He took extra time to show us how to use the different appliances in our house, and what to do if certain scenarios were to arrive down the road. I really feel as if they went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable and informed with the entire experience. I highly, HIGHLY recommend these guys.
Every time I go here it is very clean! In response to an earlier comment you can get ring worm from about anything so why do you assume it's from their tanning bed because I've never had an issue there. The girls who work here are very positive and knowledgable and help me chose the best lotion for me. They also know me by name which I like. I've tanned at this salon for awhile and il continue to believe it's the best in Lawrence.
I am very happy with my new roof from KSR. Aaron was very honest about repair vs replacement and his crew did and excellent job. His bid was very reasonable and i felt he was immediately available during the whole process. I highly recommend KSR.
3-Stars because they don't accept their own coupon, printed from the LJWorld website. They claim to only accept the "real coupon" from the actual LJWorld newspaper. Really...does anyone really subscribe to a newspaper service anymore? Kind of ridiculous and nitpicking if you ask me, especially for only a 10% discount. Probably our last visit for not putting the customer first.
Far and away the best experience I've ever had buying a car. I doubt I'll ever buy a new car from a manufacturer again, because this place has really figured out how to do it right. If I did want a new car, I'd settle for a slightly used one so I could get it through Auto Exchange.
Very honest cars, a good selection, fair prices, and the whole process was simple and without any of the annoying things that seem to be so common other places. Was given all the details I asked for of the cars I was interested in. They were very up front about how much they had in the cars, where they'd come from and so on. There was nothing that resembled upselling or sales pressure or anything except trying to get us the car we wanted and needed as easily as possible.
I will definitely be going back.
So so impressed, I can't say enough.
I have used LSBS for years for preparing my taxes and I have a relationship with Robb that I am grateful for. I lived here in Lawrence, but then had to move because of my job, but I didn't have to give up having my taxes done by LSBS, thank goodness. Thanks to the internet I am able to send my information to Robb and it is prepared without having to leave my home.
This place needs an attitude adjustment! I could care less how many crack heads come in there, it doesn't give them the right to treat everybody else like lowlifes. Some (but not all) of the people working there apparently think there crap doesn't stink and comes out smelling like roses. The owner (and I'm assuning a relative or the next guy down the totem pole) are the biggest duesch bags you will ever meet. They are just slightly less than robbing you blind for the ridiculously low amount they buy your stuff for (even for a pawn shop), and then act like they are doing you a favor. There are other pawn shops to go to (not sure they realize this) that are much easier to deal with than these pricks. Some of the guys here try to treat you with some respect, but most you just want to knock up side there head (and I have definitley thought about more than once). Give your buisness to someone else.
Very small operation with only a handful of employees. They rent to minority and low-income residents. That is not a problem, but it does cause their rental units to be in awful condition. They don't invest any time or money to keep their rental units in livable condition. They fight new city proposals such as the new proposed rental registration program. They balk at having to do any repairs or upgrades as needed. They will call the contractor for you but many times you'll receive the bill. They tack on lots of surcharges on moveout, including eating up your entire security deposit and often billing you for hundreds of dollars more.
Lawrence is in need of landlords and management companies who will rent to low-income and credit-challenged residents. But the tradeoff is that A & S is not willing to do anything beyond collecting their rent payments every month.
If you're a renter and any problems arise, good luck trying to get help from A & S. English is their second language (I'm not sure what their first language is), so every employee is very difficult to talk to and understand. Also they don't identify themselves when you call so you don't know who you're speaking to (Sofiana, Monica, etc.). Speaking of reaching them, they are only open 5 hours a day. Callers after 1PM are directed to a voicemail system. Good luck getting any call backs.
Their operation is pretty bare-bones. After living in one of their properties, you'll want to deal with a bigger, more reputable company. I can recommend several around town, but really, any company is better.
Beware of Kathy the manager. Worst customer service I have ever had in my life!!! She is not friendly or knowledgeable about the products she sells. Please save your time and money. I can't comment on the rest of the sales associates in this store, but if they are managed by Kathy I would be cautious!
I loved this place, until they took a marker to their front door and manually changed the hours from what they used to be. I liked going at about 10:30 after watching a movie with my family. Now I can't do that, so I no longer can go to Orange Leaf Note: they now close at 10 every night instead of 11.
WARNING!! DO NOT TAN HERE!! I tanned there for a short time and would recommend anyone to tan anywhere else in lawrence but there. A short time after I started tanning there I noticed a ring-shaped rash in two different areas on my skin. I went to my doctor shortly after they started to itch and turn red to find out that it was ringworm!!! I was shocked because I have never picked up any type of fungal infection anywhere before in my life. I had a few people tell me how clean the salon was compared to other places in lawrence, BUT THIS IS OBVIOUSLY NOT THE CASE. I would URGE someone from the BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY to go and inspect the salon so it can be shut down to prevent anyone else from getting it!!!
My first trip here for a pedicure was amazing. I wasn't 100% sure when I heard it was a "house over in N. Law" but let me assure you that it is a house that has been fully converted into a beautiful salon! Had my pedi upstairs with Disty, super professional, clean/hygenic, and great nail work. By far the best pedi I've had in town, both ambiance and technician. I'd go back in a heartbeat!
Chicken Tikka Masala was excellent, prepared fresh, served with rice and naan. Great store...not just food but boutique and Indian/Pakistani/African/Mediterranean grocery. Big selection of lunch and dinner entrees, and very reasonable prices.
Simply the finest professional to grace the stage of the real estate world in this area! Bev is an astute and sharp Realtor with an outstanding ability to research the finer details that so often make or break a deal, but it her finesse and empathy that allow her to engender deep loyalty from parties on both sides of a transaction.
Bev goes well above and beyond to insure a successful outcome, and she is the type of individual that creates a desire to refer her to everyone you know.... After multiple real estate transactions with her, and numerous friends and family members as her satisfied clients, I will continue to confidently refer her to anyone in need of anything in the real estate world!