Among the latest efforts to spruce up the downtown area is a recent facelift by Reuter Organ Co.
Reuter, one of the city's long-time employers, has recently painted and repaired its building just south of the new Riverfront Plaza and done some window replacement.
The Reuter project is one of several in recent months aimed at upgrading buildings in the north end of downtown. The efforts are especially important because of the number of out-of-town visitors coming to Lawrence to shop at Riverfront Plaza.
The organ company's facelift probably wasn't vital to its own operation, but it shows a concern for the appearance of the community and downtown. Projects like the one undertaken by Reuter go a long way toward presenting Lawrence as an attractive community full of people and businesses that care about it.