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Rating: 1

traveler12 Starving Artists Moving

They are an awful company. The owner's husband is a bully who overbooks clients (too many moves on the same day). They tried to re-schedule our move at the last possible moment. They complained they didn't have enough room/trucks to move our stuff, regardless, they picked our stuff up in a U-Haul. It's a good cop/bad cop routine. The owner, an older woman, comes across on the phone like a little old lady who's more than helpful. Then her husband gets involved; he's about 25 years younger than her and a big brute of a man. Bad temper, telling YOU how IT IS. Sheesh. Thankfully there are several competitors located right here in Lawrence.

Rating: 1

traveler12 McDonald's of Lawrence

For being a new(ly renovated) restaurant, this McDonalds really does not have its act together. On several occasions they double-charged my debit card (swiped it twice) in the drive-thru for the same order. One day I ordered a #2 (quarter-pounder with cheese, medium fries, medium drink) in the drive-thru and they told me to pull ahead (!) to the parking stall marked "#1". I sat there and waited for fifteen minutes while they made the sandwich & fries and someone brought it out to me. When the order finally arrived there was no drink; the gentleman had to go back inside to make one.

The multiple lanes in the drive-thru are an ongoing source of frustration. Employees must watch TV monitors to know who orders what, and if they're not watching, there's a great chance you'll get someone else's order. You can also rest assured that the person who takes your order isn't the same person who confirms your order after you're done reciting it.

Anyway, back to life in parking stall #1. You're sitting there waiting, with no end in sight, while car after car zips past you on the right, narrowy missing your rear bumber/side panel and a head-on collision. Really, all that money invested in this new restaurant, and they couldn't put in a decent "wait-for-your-order" lane. The liability insurance premiums for the parking lot alone must be astronomical.

Rating: 2

traveler12 South Wind 12 Theaters

They have the MOST uncomfortable seats EVER. The auditoriums are dirty and cramped, and usually the movies are out of focus. I brought some friends of mine (from out-of-town) here for a movie, and I was apologizing the whole time for how bad the seats are. The ticket prices are also really high for a small college town with lots of students.

What Lawrence needs is a really nice, modern movie theatre like the Warren Theatre in Wichita. Comfortable seats, bigger screens. I would be willing to pay MORE for tickets if it was a better moviegoing experience.

Rating: 1

traveler12 Henry T's Bar & Grill

I visited Henry T's on a weeknight around midnight, looking to grab a beer or two. As I walked inside, there was a large sign that said "Seat Yourself", so I did just that and grabbed a table in the large seating area near the door. When I sat down, there was a bartender behind the bar and one or two waitresses standing and talking next to the bar (one was standing next to an entrance to what appeared to be the restrooms). I sat down, stared at the bar and the waitresses, and waited for one of them to walk over to take my drink order. No such luck. I sat there for 10+ minutes, all while the bartender and the waitresses talked to people (themselves and patrons sitting at the bar). I don't think they ever saw me. Finally I got tired of waiting, so I got up and left. They might have seen me when I walked out. I don't know. What I do know is, I'm never going here again.

Rating: 2

traveler12 Paradise Saloon

They have a handful of dancers (some are stick thin and others are on the heavy side). When you order a beer, they bring it to you in a can (!); apparently they don't have any beer on tap. This is a smoking establishment (leave it to Kansas to ban smoking statewide and still carve out an exception for places like this) so be prepared to shower when you get home if you're a nonsmoker. The "stage" is very small, with (I believe) one pole. On the night I visited, there was hardly anything going on. I counted 2 or 3 dancers, and one waitress who was more dressed up than me. There was no "show" or anything going on. Just one dancer talking to a customer at the bar, and another dancer standing on the stage but not doing anything. The whole place has a dilapidated, rinky-dink feel to it. Now, I know this is Lawrence. I'm not expecting Vegas-style entertainment or whatever. But what encountered here was pretty bad considering the milieu. I probably won't go back for a while.