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February 23, 2008

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The former home to Bucky's Drive In now has a new owner.

A partnership led by Douglas Compton, president of Lawrence-based First Management Inc., bought the property this week at 2120 W. Ninth St., which had been home to the Bucky's restaurant and its precursor, Sandy's, for more than four decades before closing in December.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Compton said he had no immediate plans for the property. The tract is adjacent to a former Sinclair service station at the northwest corner of Ninth and Iowa streets, which his partnership already owns.

"They're probably prime for redevelopment - someday," Compton said. "I can't tell you it will be tomorrow, but someday that corner will need new life."

He said he'd already heard from several potential occupants for the former Bucky's site, which he describes as rare among available commercial buildings in town, given its drive-through lane and window. He said a couple national chains, including a fried chicken operation, had inquired.

Compton's partnership, Sadies Commercial LC, includes Mike Treanor, principal for Treanor Architects; and David Duncan, formerly of Classic Eagle Distributing. Sadies Commercial bought the former Bucky's site from Fayman Investment Co. Inc.

Long-term plans for the two sites at the corner could feature a project that includes commercial at street level, with residential dwellings upstairs, Compton said.

"But we don't have any immediate plans like that," Compton said. "You've got to be patient. Redevelopments (for buildings) that have been there for 30 or 40 years, they don't happen overnight."

Comments

Gootsie 6 years, 1 month ago

You go Doug! I believe that corner is an eyesore now, and at least you and the others are willing to step up and do something about it. Between you and Mike, I know something nice will go in there.

Thanks to all three of you for trying to keep Lawrence from dying.

If he hadn't bought the Mason Hall, who knows what it would look like today.

Besides, I want an Olive Garden , Red Lobster, or a nice breakfast place there.

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Multidisciplinary 6 years, 1 month ago

Popeye's and Church's can't make it in Lawrence.

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soiledbrown 6 years, 1 month ago

Sven- compton is lawrence bank. once again you failed to do your homework. (explains why you never got that degree huh?)

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Godot 6 years, 1 month ago

There is hope. Compton rented to to gyro place on Mass.

Come on, Doug, please, please, hold out for something other than fried chicken, please, if you respect us, do not do this!

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Godot 6 years, 1 month ago

Please, please, no fried chicken! Please!! Rent to a yogurt or gyro joint, just not fried chicken!

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Multidisciplinary 6 years, 1 month ago

I agree, bring back Taco Grande !!! I was thinking that last night. Taco Casa had a somewhat similar sauce, but that company trademark of cramming the ends of the wrapper inside the ends of rolled tortilla foors is just gross. Nothing like taking your children in to eat, but then are faced with food mess all over the wrapper, even before the child has touched it. Topeka does this too. I go in and order food, but only on the condition they DON'T wrap it the messy way. Since Topeka is usually standing room only at lunch, I only go about once every two years, and tend to regret I did.

Remember Taco Grande 5/$1 taco sales, and Coke Tiffany glasses for free with purchase? All mine finally broke, many years later..so sad.

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

at 50 years the place could be designated a historic landmark......

too bad just a few years shy of designation.....

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

you say Compton's Chicken ?

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soiledbrown 6 years, 1 month ago

intrust bank?compton? you sure you have your facts straight?

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

janeyb (Anonymous) says: My dad recently spent some time in the Garden City area where the coal plants were a major topic of conversation. The locals do not want the plants. They are dealing with health issues over dust, and the smell and pollutants in the air from stockyards and meat-packing plants. It is big money pushing the issue, not the locals.

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

it's not a question of self made or not / it's a question of what you do with it when you become wealthy.......

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rodentgirl16 6 years, 1 month ago

I vote for a Kenny Rogers Roasters. Oh yeaaah!

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scenebooster 6 years, 1 month ago

"Seems really easy for you guys to put down a guy who is self-made"

!!!

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

how about an INTRUST BANK drive thru ?

then Compton would be right next to the MERC with family biz....being self made and all as some of you have said above.

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

Veritas (Anonymous) says: I want to see a Sweet Tomatoes!

really a great idea Veritas !
and emphasizing 'greens' next to the MERC.

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Baille 6 years, 1 month ago

"No Baille, Noweigh comes thru Lawrence thru the West Turnpike Exit:. so yes, that intersection is one of the first ones people see when they're in Lawrence."

I do, too. I see the belching smokestacks, the bowling ball factory, the warehouses, the Hallmark emotion factory, the Holiday Inn, the USD palace, the country club golf course, the blue Sallie Mae building, the two cheap hotels, the arc eng firm, the tunnel, the used car place, and the other cheap motels all before I ever get to Bucky's.

I don't disagree the area could use a little updating - although with Compton's track record I am not sure he is who I would pick to do the updating. (Of course, this being, you know, a free country for the most part I don't get to pick.)

I just found it funny that this area was described as a gateway to Lawrence. It's not. I think it may have been back in 1964, but unfortunately unchecked sprawl and cancerous growth has made this intersection mid-Lawrence.

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Veritas 6 years, 1 month ago

I want to see a Sweet Tomatoes!

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blue73harley 6 years, 1 month ago

Well, here is what I think would fill a niche in Lawrence fast food...

http://www.wienerschnitzel.com/

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Stain 6 years, 1 month ago

Doug Compton does not make any effort to maintain the properties he sits on and leaves empty.

The rotting particle board covering the face of the Masonic Temple - right across the street from our courthouse on Mass! - is an eyesore and shames the city. Compton should be made to clean that up. Surely there is some ordinance it violates. And as far as Mayor Hack saying it is "temporary" - I think it has been there for three years now! If he wants to keep people out of the lobby, make him put up an iron gate so that it does not make downtown look like the slum it really is with Compton owning empty buildings.

Compton gets special privileges to make downtown look decrepit because he is $$$$$ friends with the mayor and commissioners.

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soiledbrown 6 years, 1 month ago

any chance of compton turning that corner into his bank? i have heard that he really wants to put it downtown at the temple, but that would mean forcing out the tire shop to make room for the drive through. i dont hate on compton because of his success. he married way out of his league and married money, hell, he gives normal joes like me hope. i do think he is a slum lord, and suffers little man syndrome though.

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Dixie Jones 6 years, 1 month ago

oh and MORON oops i mean marion did you ever stop to think i did do a search on axis club and got nothing but info on a rape.....not a reason why it was closed. now whos the bright one A$$ and yes wouldnt it be delightful if for once we could have a blog session where marion dont turn everything around and start off the wall stuff about something other than the topic.have a wonderful day all !

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

William Crapo Durant said:

oh...........wait.................................

...who is Billy Durant?

Billy Durant is the only guy to have owned General Motors TWICE; that's who Billy Durant is!

Billy Durant said:

"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it."

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

Oh,

Kingman.

Thank you for your insightful comments.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

Mmmmmmm...........................

And just whomight have posted similar comments?

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StrangerCreek 6 years, 1 month ago

Talk, talk, talk. All you negatives do is talk. And so what are you doing? How about you put up the cash and buy the Temple and turn it into something. Why didn't you buy Bucky's? How about you go downtown and buy something, put your money where your mouth is and build something for the community. Monday morning quarterbacks. Those that can, do. Those that can't, complain.

Seems really easy for you guys to put down a guy who is self-made and dedicated to this community. He always makes sure that local companies get a chance to work on his projects. And that puts money into the local economy. Not Dallas, not Chicago. Lawrence.

The biggest problem is the city. Blowing all that money on round-about's. Be careful when you go the post office downtown that the lamp post on the corner doesn't fall on you. The concrete base has almost weathered away and the pole is leaning. I've been watching it for a year or so and figure it's just a matter of time. And if I can see it why can't they? Because we spent six figures on a traffic circle. We don't have enough brains in the planning dept to get the sewers to accommodate growth so we stop all the work and hundreds of local breadwinners are out of work. We left for Topeka. We left for Junction City, We we left for Johnson County. Buy a small building permit in Lawrence, it costs $1,000. The same job in Shawnee, $40. Mission Hills $189. Topeka $200. That sucking sound you hear is money and skills leaving town.

And this city says, sure, you can build on this corner, puts it in writing to you. Go ahead and spend a couple of hundred thousand in planning. Then you go in with your paperwork and they say nah, somebody complained. I guarantee you that both Wal-Mart lots will be packed with cars every weekend. It is what it is.

And yes, you can still build a small business in this era. You just have to be special. Better than most. Have a niche. Work hard. It's never changed. It's the same today as 100 years ago to start a business. It's just the fabric that changes. The car makers put the buggy whip makers out of business. You gonna cry for them? Some adapted, some didn't. Why do you think body shops started out being called carriage shops? Because the dudes making buggys adapted.

Things change. This is America and you can say what you will but it is and always has been a capitalist society. It's your responsibility to get out and make something of yourself. Not throw stones at those who do.

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Motivation 6 years, 1 month ago

I would really like to follow this conversation...

I think a Popeyes or Church's would prosper in that location. However, a Starbuck's Coffee House has potential to make money. That area is full of students, and being close to a laundrymat...

Hopefully, not another gas station. That corner is almost exhausted. I know that Hillcrest parking lot needs a little make over, I almost lost the undercarriage to my car driving through there one night!

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

The sad fact is that it is becoming very difficult for small mom-and-pop; "locally owned" businesses to compete because or rising costs.

I don't like it either but the facts iz the facts.

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JasonM 6 years, 1 month ago

Smokey Bones is a Darden concept. Other names under their control are recognizable ones, such as Red Lobster,Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Capital Grille, and Longhorn Steakhouse. I believe that the Longhorn at 31st and Iowa is a market test. If any of you would like these restaurants in Lawrence, try frequenting the one that's already here, however, I suggest spending local dollars in locally owned establishments. They are what make Lawrence, Lawrence, and not just JoCo West.

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

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GretchenJP 6 years, 1 month ago

Build a Smokey Bones! There's not a single one in Kansas!

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

Ya know, peachesncream, I'd stay on topic but I see no reason to not respond to the constant Ad Hominem attacks; it ain't me who drifts away from the topic first.

Why don't you talk to the Cyberthugs?

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Groanmaggot 6 years, 1 month ago

I find it funny that mariann is touting his stuff..... LOL

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

snap_pop_no_crackle (Cyberthug), when faced with the necessity to prove his/her/its biosolids allegations again resorts merely to Red Herrings and Ad Hominem attacks.

I expected nothing more.

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

snap writes:

still having a wonderful non-outed internet life.

BTW, have you called for a "blue security" on anyone lately, Nick?

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

Well, I am smart enought to do a search on the LJW for "Club Axis", which you may find a link to below.

Haven't driven by there lately but I haven't heard of a fire but that doesn't mean that there wasn't one.

LJW search for "Club Axis": (Oh, the search box is at the upper right of the page where even a moron can find it!):

http://www2.ljworld.com/search/?q=club+axis&sortby=date

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Dixie Jones 6 years, 1 month ago

ROLLS EYES this is getting lame, i thought we were talking about the closing of buckys and the opening of something new , marion sounds like a moron to me and you all should just ignore his / her/ its comments .... now what happened to the axis club did it burn or something yeah i know im behind on times but im not from lawrence

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

Nice editorial the guy wrote, Thuggo but not any kind of proof of illegal spamming.

Try again.

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 1 month ago

Nick Danger

Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 181 Location: The High Plains Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:24 pm Post subject: Or...................................................

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If you want to pump-and-dump for yourself and let's face it; all stock mailing is about pump-and-dump (Sorry, gang but that IS the reality!), you get someone with a minimum of ten grand to buy the stock.

Now you don't want any overt connection to this guy, do don't use email, phone calls; meet in resturants and bars like Tony soprano meets his guys.

Above all, DO NOT TALK ON THE PHONE OR THE COMPUTER!

NO IM messaging, NO AIM, NO ICQ, etc.

Your front man buys the stock in his or his compny's name.

A few weeks later, you mail for that stock predicting all sorts of wonderfulness and that money will just be lying around.

You should send these emails on a Wednesday or Thursday.

Come Monday, your guy is sitting at HIS computer wataching that stock like a hawk watches a mouse in a field.

When it goes up 6-8%, which it will if you've emailed properly, he sells.

6% of 10 grand is $600.00

Well.....................................................................

You now have around $10,550.00 to work the next one.

If your guy has, let's say $50K available, you can work several of these at the same time.

Don't so it too often under the same acount though; move around your portfolio among the discount brokers so that you do not draw attention to your little "thang".

This is how it really works and it has nothing to do with these compnaies "raising capital", "funding research", etc; none of the claims made are true.

ALL stock mailing is connected to a pump-and-dump plan so let's not gild the lily and let's also face reality.

Is this legal?

Probably not.

Is it ethical?

When discussing anything connected with the stock market the terms "ethical" and "stocks" are mutually exclusive, so who cares?

Thanks.

Nick Danger.


He walks again by night.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

Again, when faced with the challenge to put up or shut up, the Cyberthugs respond only with Ad Hominem attacks and red herrings.

I expected nothing more.

There is not the remotest chance that these two will even attempt to back up their claims with real and verifiable evidence as like all spin doctors and Cyberthugs, they depend merely on the effects of the Big LIe and keeping every one around them so confused that no one is able to get to the truth.

I therefore challenge any of the readers to find on Spamhaus, which is the recognised international clearing house for information on illegal spammers, any negative mention of me; any SBL, RBL or ROKSO listing.

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

snap (cyberthug #1) writes:

marioni, you can take a flying cyberthug off a short cyberthug into the cyberthugging lake.

BTW,

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 1 month ago

Spamming is an industry? The rich comedy lives on.

And, Girlfriend, I just ended that last sentence with a preposition. Enjoy.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

Cyberthug #2:

I again challenge you to prove your allegations using the accepted industry standards; RBL, SBL, ROKSO.

If you cannot do this I suggest that you crawl back under your rock.

And don't come back and try to tell the readers that I am feeding you "technical gobbledy-go+k".

RBL, SBL and ROKSO are the benchmarks and were I to be what you falsely claim, I would have listings all over the place.

You may find RBL, SBL and ROKSO at Spamhaus.

Go look, you little coward.

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 1 month ago

I'm actually Cyberthug #2.

I'll be deep in the cold, cold ground before I direct my browser to rivercitytalk.com. Going to a website of a known internet spammer so he can collect my information? Bollucks.

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americorps 6 years, 1 month ago

Anonymous user Groanmaggot (Anonymous) says: RiverCityTalk.com Forum Index Critical Information You have been banned from this forum. Please contact the webmaster or board administrator for more information.


To re-phrase the old Marx Brothers quote...

I would not want to be a member of any club who has them for a member..It is mostly a 2 man love fest..or that should read hate fest as 2 of the 3 biggest racist idiots control 80% of the dialogue.

They are a joke and will never be anyone significant.

25 of the top 38 posts are by Marion and Enforcer...they could not force their way into dominance any other way than by controlling their own forum..what a bunch of pathetic losers..I pity them greatly.

Beazley Beazley Beazley Beazley Beazley Beazley Beazley Ben Ben Ben Donkey Donkey enforcer enforcer enforcer enforcer enforcer enforcer Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion Marion

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americorps 6 years, 1 month ago

It is a sin, but I am a sinner...

I am finding great joy in watching Marion implode.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

The_Original_Bob (Cyberthug) says:

Egads. Girlfriend is threatening someone else's internet life"

Marion writes:

Thank you for the proof that you are nothing but a poor quality junior-achievement spin doctor wanna-be and for confirming your status as a Cyberthug.

I am not "threatening someone else's internet life".

I merely reported to the LJW abuse of the forum PM system and reprinted the obscene messages at different internet location.

That is not, "threatening someone's internet life".

If you would like to read the PMs which are far too obscene to reprint here, you know where to look.

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Groanmaggot 6 years, 1 month ago

p>RiverCityTalk.com Forum Index Critical Information

You have been banned from this forum. Please contact the webmaster or board administrator for more information.

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Groanmaggot 6 years, 1 month ago

I see that mariann thinks he is being abused.... Imagine that. All I do is dish back what you throw at people first. Have a nice day :)

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

BRING BACK VISTA BURGER !

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 1 month ago

Egads. Girlfriend is threatening someone else's internet life. The rich comedy continues.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

Groanmaggot:

I sent copies of your abusive PMs to the abuse department at the LJW and will reprint them elsewhere, complete with the internet path as well as your email address.

Have a nice day, ya hear?

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jumpin_catfish 6 years, 1 month ago

"But man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye laments the past, or, heedless of the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to foresee the future. He cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature in the present, above time."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (from the 'Self Reliance' essay, 1841)

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Groanmaggot 6 years, 1 month ago

Mariann is a double standard legend in his own mind.... Violently recacts to not being able to post, while banning some from riverc........... :)

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

Boog, Schauner, Moody - were they 'right' , and WalMart wrong for west lawrence ?

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

9th & Iowa wasn't on the agenda when Mayor Hack was involved with the PLACEMAKERS seminars ?

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

why wasn't 9th & IOWA included in the 'PLACEMAKERS' smartgrowth seminar by Mayor Hack ?

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Kookamooka 6 years, 1 month ago

Here's what I want. If he takes away a hotel, he needs to replace it. There are not enough hotel rooms in this town and with all of the tourism the city will attract with the new improved Watkins and other Civil War excitement :) we'll need all that we can get!

In addition, there needs to be a restaurant that faces the park and is a great after frisbee golf/sledding/skateboarding destination with a huge patio so people can get a beer and still have their dogs sit next to them. A bucky's hamburger and soft serve ice cream should absolutely be on the menu! The restaurant should be family friendly, not a sports bar with hooters girls. (unless they serve breast milk-that's what hooters are for.)

If Compton can squeeze a public fountain where dogs and kids can splash into the over all development plan, I would be most obliged. Make it a cozy, welcoming corner that enhances the park, maybe even extends toward the park, and the people will extend toward the development.

Compton has to realize now, that in order to have successful businesses, he needs to do a smash up job with the public relations. If anyone could use a P.R. person, it would be his Sadie LLC.

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Godot 6 years, 1 month ago

Please, please, do not put in a KFC or a Popeye's.

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americorps 6 years, 1 month ago

Poor marion, it must be hard to have no one like you when you think you are a God. Perhaps you can use a moment to reflect and figure out why people on both sides of the aisle think you are in need of assistance.

****and.. Noweigh (Anonymous) says: The anti's on this board are right. Let's leave 9th and Iowa with an aging, empty Sinclair station and a closed down drive in hamburger restaurant.


Nope, we would love for it to be PROPERLY developed, not roughshod by a cowboy builder who is not respectful of the community for which he is a member.

I realize you see it as black or white, either comptons way or nothing...but that shows your 2D thinking, not reality.

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Sigmund 6 years, 1 month ago

Hopefully Compton puts in a Whole Foods Markets across the street from Les Merc and drives their prices down to something close to reasonable and pay their employees a reasonable wage. Whole Foods Market is apparently one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/pressroom/pr_01-09-07.html http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/StoreLocations.html?storeabbr=MET&state=Kansas&city=Overland%20Park%20%28Metcalf%29&searchBtn=Search

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XTC 6 years, 1 month ago

Typical discussion, everyone knows everything. 9 & Iowa, Starbucks drive-thru. Wait, watch, and get ready !

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pisafromthewest 6 years, 1 month ago

Motivation (Anonymous) says:

"The only thing I can say is:can someone PLEASE get Marion off these blogs!! He/she is accomplishing nothing but wasting space for valuable comments."

Personally I'd much rather see space freed up by doing away with the babbling ranters who never once say anything pertaining to the topic but post at least a dozen or so times per thread solely to criticize Marion.

And looking at your post...

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Multidisciplinary 6 years, 1 month ago

well gnome, it's about time for you to chime in here. :D

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Godot 6 years, 1 month ago

Compton buys property, lets it deteriorate to the point that it becomes blighted, then approaches the city with a plan to redevelop the blighted area, as long as the city kicks in some financial support via TIF.

That is my personal prediction; no facts, just observation.

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

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Bork, bork, bork!

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JasonM 6 years, 1 month ago

Time to grow up children. These forums are for TOPICAL discussions. Nobody gives one squirt of pi$$ who's smarter, better connected, or more IT savvy, than the other. The only message that you're effectively relaying, is that you're capable of acting like pre-adolescents. I suggest meeting somewhere and beating the cr@p out of each other. Loser goes away. Please keep your personal ravings/ fourm-vandalism to yourselves. Please.

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Motivation 6 years, 1 month ago

The only thing I can say is...can someone PLEASE get Marion off these blogs!! He/she is accomplishing nothing but wasting space for valuable comments. Possibly a verified user, but a complete idiot!!

Thank you.

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misseve 6 years, 1 month ago

Who said we need more apartment complexes? OMG have you NOT driven around town and looked at all the for rent/lease signs? We need more apartments that are overpriced like we need more banks and gas stations. Lets work on getting things this town needs like FAMILY friendly, VISITOR friendly venues here. This town doesn't need more sports bars, surely doesn't need a Hooters, Heck we have enough car lots too. We don't need more "shopping centers" and business parks with no tenants. We don't need more "traffic calming devices" or bike lanes. What we need are people who truly care about making this town better for all that lives here not just the investors and students.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

its_getting_warmer (Cyberthug) wrote:

"My head spins from the circle he spins!"

Marion writes:

No big deal there; you head spins uncontrollably most of the time anyway!

Not as smart as you thought, eh, what?

The_Original_Bob(Cyberthug) wrote:

"Uh, oh. Marion/NickDanger/Girlfriend/hewalksagainbynight/ et al has done gone and blown a gasket."

Marion writes:

The only thing that's been blown around here, The_Original_Bob(Cyberthug), is whatever you have that passes for a mind!

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 1 month ago

Uh, oh. Marion/NickDanger/Girlfriend/hewalksagainbynight/ et al has done gone and blown a gasket.

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its_getting_warmer 6 years, 1 month ago

So, Nick Danger is now a hero. But wait, I thought there was no connection to Marioni Lynn. Oh, but then there was a close association. First, it is "I am not." Then "I am close to him." "You are lying scum-bags." " I am not." Then, "I am not, but he really is a hero, ergo maybe Macaroni Lynn is that hero."

Well, which is it this hour Marianne Lynn?

My head spins from the circle he spins!

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gkwhdw 6 years, 1 month ago

Misseve- at least someone has some common sense left for hometown friendly,it is our business when the rich and famous buy property and try to tear down everything that people are always raving about the beauty of "Hometown Lawrence". That won't be around long if more places like townhomes,etc. start movin in. I live here too Build somewhere at the end of town.

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misseve 6 years, 1 month ago

I agree that something needs to be done with the vacant buildings on the corner of 9th and Iowa, but as a long time resident, i would HATE to see it end up with "for rent" and First Management signs there forever. If First Management wishes to own everything in town, they need to do something with the buildings. They also need to remember there are more people than the students and old folks around here, I have kids that are always in that neighborhood and would like to have something FAMILY friendly.

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gkwhdw 6 years, 1 month ago

Bowhunter, it's a free world or the last time I checked it was. Since you're so free with suggestions why don't you buy it or you move into Dougie's town. Sounds like you belong there.

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Bowhunter99 6 years, 1 month ago

gkwhdw, I'm glad you have fond memories about that area.

Nevertheless, the area right now is close to an eyesore. Lots of old run down buildings that are not historic regardless of your fond memroies. Just because you don't like apartment complexes doesn't mean they're not needed.

Want to have the final say on a rundown buiilding? Buy it. Otherwise, Unless you want us to have a saying on what should be done with your house, don't try to say what should be done with someone else's property.

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gkwhdw 6 years, 1 month ago

I've been living in Lawrence all my life, born and raised here and loved every minute of it. Who says anybody needs more stupid apartment complexes in the area of ninth and Iowa? Hillcrest is an old Lawrence landmark, it's the place where Raney's drug used to sell us cherry cokes everynite on the way home from school from West Junior High and locally owned and operated by Dick Raney. Hillcrest Bowl used to have a restaurant where I worked evenings and where my children used to bowl on Saturday mornings. The YUK UP and YUK DOWN were fun entertainment for pool and local music. There's alot of history about to be torn down Leave it alone Compton, go back to your hometown and mess it up, We know where that is.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

You see, IGW(Cyberthug) and "snap(Cyberthug) only have half the story.

What they don't tell you are some other things that they do know but do not want YOU to know..............which is of course, the truth; the truth being a thing with which the pair of Cyberthugs is not even on a last name basis!

Woo Hoo!

What they need to tell you is how this "Nick Danger" guy brought down "Bulkerforum" and outed by name one ot the top botnetting spammers on the planet; the guy who sells the program which infects your computers via trohaned emails; "Phantom", who is now on the run in the Australian outback because authorities there are after him as the direct result of this site:

Warning:

The site contains adult language so don't whine about it if you are offended!

Spamgossip.blogspot.com

Flip though the posts on that little site and you will know that Mr. Nick Danger is surely his brother's keeper and finder of lost children!

It will be recalled that I have been accused of sending "spam"; a charge which I denied then and deny now.

I have never sent an unwanted commericial email in my life.

When challenged to prove the accusations, utilising the industry standards; ROKSO listings, SBLs, RBLs, etc, snap(Cyberthug) and others told you that I was feeding you some sort of internet gobbled-go*k.

Take a look at Spamhaus and see if I am listed there.

I therefore again challenge these Cyberthugs to prove their allegations.

Snap(Cyberthug) and IGW(Cyberthug) can't read between the lines and believe anything they read on the internet just because it is on the internet!

By the way, Nick Danger's information posted on that blog is 100% accurate, much to the dismay of Spamhaus, which had been trying for years to out "Phantom".

Seems that Mr. Danger rather upstaged them or scooped them, as the case may be and they are not happy about it!

It is my understanding that Mr. Nick Danger may well now be able to out the ADMIN of the now defunct Bulkerforum.

Is Mr. Nick Danger on a first name basis with some of the top spammers in the world?

Not any more!

LOL!

Snap(Cyberthug), pobrecito!

Say "Hello!" to Sil(Cyberthug) for me and wish him a nice day!

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

City Commiss says that there was 'no feasible or prudent alternative but to give TIF financing to the new hotel at 12th & Oread. for a private garage for a buildinig with two floors of 17,000 sq.ft. private condos on top. Corliss and the CC supported this in public.

NOW in an email to 'preservationists'::..

The developer of the Oread Inn, 12th and Indiana Streets, has agreed to make the house located at 1142 Indiana available to anyone who may be interested in moving it to another location. The developer will provide funding for relocation that is equivalent to the cost of demolition. The developer committed to providing $10,000. If you know of anyone who may be interested, would you please pass this information on to them and ask them to e-mail paulw@paulwernerarchitects.com for more information relative to time line, condition, size, etc..

The house was built about 1910. It was designed by William Griffith and probably constructed by Tommy Constant. There has been some vandalism in the house, but it is structually sound. FYI, William Griffith also designed his own home which was right next door to 1142.. His home was the building that you would recognize as the Yellow Sub.

Regards, Carol von Tersch

Carol is a long time 'preservatiionist' and Lawrence Preservation Alliance board member - she advocated and supported the current HOTEL plan to completely rezone the multiple historic parcels now combined into 3/4 acre and she supported the height increase from 35 feet to 105 feet ?

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its_getting_warmer 6 years, 1 month ago

Oh God....... Maroni Lynn/Nick Danger is going to drag out his music collection again. Before he starts posting lyrics online once more, people may want to read up on his typical antics:

 http://www.spam-court.com/?q=node/67

http://ikillspammers.blogspot.com/2008/01/marion-lynn-is-wrong-again.html

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Groanmaggot 6 years, 1 month ago

I know what vinyl is. I used to have a lot of good stuff. Now I have CDs. Got any NWA or EZ e>?

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buffalo_star 6 years, 1 month ago

doug envy is spreading and whiners are highly susceptible.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

Well, I do have a copy of Boyz In The Hood, "Felonies" on vinyl and that is a record.

Is that what you want to talk about?

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

Groanmaggot (Cyberthug) says:

Hey mariann- just who is this taco? Lets talk about your felon record shall we??

Marion writes:

Never mind who "Taco" is.

I do not have a "felon" record, you pathetic pile of biosolids.

Let's talk about your sociopathy, OK?

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Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 6 years, 1 month ago

That corner could use a redo, but how long will it take? Look what he has done (or rather, not done) to the old Masonic Temple downtown. Maybe he wants to make the center of the city blighted, so more people want to move west to one of his developments out there.

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Groanmaggot 6 years, 1 month ago

Hey mariann- just who is this taco? Lets talk about your felon record shall we??

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its_getting_warmer 6 years, 1 month ago

Wasn't paranoid Marion. Actually I was just trying to help you out. I had forgotten for a second that you know everything already anyway.

Groanmaggot seems to also know you. I'll just let the two of you visit with each other. Let's hear more about your censorship of others, Marion.

I'm all ears Groan, tell us more.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

its_getting_warmer (Cyberthug) wrote:

"Marion, your friend Tacofreaker is probably Kevin G. too."

Marion writes:

Wrongo, Thuggo!

I know who "Taco" is and he ain't no one but "Taco"!

Your paranoia and feeble attempts at spin are becoming rather droll.

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Groanmaggot 6 years, 1 month ago

Nope- I just want people to know that mariann's riversh#tytalk bans people who won't jackboot stomp to support the lies and hate of the militant rightwing.... But I guess some already know..... He is a felon too....but lets not talk sh$t...LOL

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its_getting_warmer 6 years, 1 month ago

Marion, your friend Tacofreaker is probably Kevin G. too.

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hawkperchedatriverfront 6 years, 1 month ago

Kookamooka, if there are so many single people here , why all the kids in public schools? How long will it take for the aging boomers to be on roller skates? Those old folks can do it going downhill and the teats up too. I say, bulldoze the corner at 9th along with the Travel Lodge(original occupant, and build a new motel with Red Lobster. The lobsters will be raised locally, a "green" operation with cooperation from KU. Potters Lake will be home to lobster breeding. Maybe Precede Fund in Kansas city ks will fund it just as they did Deciphera.

Will "cool' intervene in the rezoning of Potter's lake?

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its_getting_warmer 6 years, 1 month ago

It smells like Kevin Grogenhagen (or whatever) has a new ID today. What is that, the second in a week? Does the LJW have staff around on the weekend to stomp on this tu**?

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Groanmaggot 6 years, 1 month ago

Huh. sounds like taco-freaker knows Marioli Lynn.

HMMMM bet he does...... I bet mariann bans people from posting if they have differing opinions... freedom....

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Crossfire 6 years, 1 month ago

Go-Chicken-Go Gizz and G-Sauce trumps Pop-eyes.

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its_getting_warmer 6 years, 1 month ago

I see Cool is still pimping for Mario Lynns computer servers.

I hope that pays enough for his degree completion programs.

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its_getting_warmer 6 years, 1 month ago

I heard Compton was going to open an internet cafe called spam & slop to go.

No wonder Marconi Lynn is getting defensive.

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solsken66 6 years, 1 month ago

Yes, Yes, to Popeye's!!! The building would need total remodeling. Actually, tearing down the vacant burger joint and gas station would be a better alternative.

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its_getting_warmer 6 years, 1 month ago

Huh. sounds like taco-freaker knows Marioli Lynn.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

I wonder why none of you with all your great ideas didn't step up to the plate and buy the place?

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alm77 6 years, 1 month ago

Yes, Church's is excellent as well. I'm just dreaming of spicy mashed potatoes.... mmmmmmm

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alfie 6 years, 1 month ago

Who's envious of compton, let alone wanting to be a Dougette. All depends on who you marry into,my dear!

You are absolutely correct, what happens the day she packs her bag and takes daddy's money with her?

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gkwhdw 6 years, 1 month ago

Who's envious of compton, let alone wanting to be a Dougette. All depends on who you marry into,my dear!

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Taco_Freaker 6 years, 1 month ago

Perhaps marian and madmike can buy it and open up a guns and explosives store. They would serve only "good red blooded rednecks" with a wink of an eye and pat on the back and some whiskey.... LOL

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beobachter 6 years, 1 month ago

Marion has real problem with those who won't acknowledge his greatness.

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

snap writes:

maybe LJW has blocked all mail from you, girlfriend.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

Taco_Freaker (Fourcorner and Cyberthug) says:

"I say put a ban on ALL new construction."

Marion writes:

Too bad there wasn't a ban on "construction" when your parents made you!

A PM received by me from "Taco_Freaker":

"X-Account-Key: account2 Delivered-To: XXXXX@gmail.com Received: by 10.142.141.3 with SMTP id o3cs167706wfd; Fri, 22 Feb 2008 05:09:43 -0800 (PST) Received: by 10.150.52.2 with SMTP id z2mr3656681ybz.47.1203685783172; Fri, 22 Feb 2008 05:09:43 -0800 (PST) Return-Path: no-reply@www2.ljworld.com Received: from wilson.servers.ljworld.com (wilson.servers.ljworld.com [24.124.1.185]) by mx.google.com with ESMTP id i49si1825324rne.1.2008.02.22.05.09.42; Fri, 22 Feb 2008 05:09:43 -0800 (PST) Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of no-reply@www2.ljworld.com designates 24.124.1.185 as permitted sender) client-ip=24.124.1.185; Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of no-reply@www2.ljworld.com designates 24.124.1.185 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=no-reply@www2.ljworld.com Received: from [24.124.1.70] (desmond.servers.ljworld.com [24.124.1.70]) by wilson.servers.ljworld.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 7CB162CC2A0 for XXXXX@gmail.com; Fri, 22 Feb 2008 07:09:42 -0600 (CST) Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Subject: Message from Taco_Freaker via LJWorld.com From: no-reply@www2.ljworld.com To: XXXXXX@gmail.com Message-Id: 20080222130942.7CB162CC2A0@wilson.servers.ljworld.com Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 07:09:42 -0600 (CST)

Hello,

The user Taco_Freaker sent the following message to you via LJWorld.com:

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Nice rightwing nazi brand of foxnews freedom you have on rivershi*y.... haha

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Why the LJW permits users to harass other users in this manner is beyond me.

When I reported this offensive email to the LJW, the email was returned as "undeliverable".

Why bother having an "abuse" address if it will not accept email?

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goodcitizen 6 years, 1 month ago

Oh and (not really sure what most of northtown's post meant) but if "Boog, hack and the Barber" left, that would only leave two of her lap dogs to run the commish. At least Boog and the the Barber sometimes vote for the good of the whole community. I know for a fact that she personally recruited one of the two to run, and since both of them were (over) financed by the same development interests I assume the other one was too.

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Pilgrim 6 years, 1 month ago

merrill (Anonymous) says:

Empty buildings on commercial sites cost taxpayers money everyday in sales tax revenue.


Well, when they're empty, there's no "economic displacement," Richard. So which is it? Do you want those commercial spaces filled or not? We all know that if another fast food operator were to move in there, you'd be moaning about the business it is taking away from the others in town. Now, when it's empty and it can't be taking any business from anybody, you're whining about that.

Your ability to find something to bitch about in virtually every situation never ceases to amaze, Richard. It's truly pathetic and sad, but still amazing.

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goodcitizen 6 years, 1 month ago

Ah but the "ugly rotting plywood' so nicely set off the giant Kobach banner back in '04. (to be fair it was not so rotten back then) Really, enough is enough, it is an eyesore! Be sure to fine me if I don't get my sidewalk cleared quickly enough, but give Doug 4-5 years to blight downtown.

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Buggie7 6 years, 1 month ago

Most anything would be good on that corner except another freakin Gas station. suprised Zarco didnt get this too.

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NavyVet 6 years, 1 month ago

alm 77 has it right - start the chant -- POPEYE's! POPEYE's! POPEYE's! POPEYE's! POPEYE's! POPEYE's! POPEYE's!
or Church's would do, too . . .

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BigPrune 6 years, 1 month ago

He should turn the Masonic Temple into what it looks like, a mausoleum. I think a cemetery can go in anywhere, and its close to a lot of the churches. I bet it would make a lot of money.

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Michael Capra 6 years, 1 month ago

he boarded up the lodge so merrill and cool couldnt sleep there anymore

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Stain 6 years, 1 month ago

I guess it will become an eyesore like the Masonic Temple on Mass Street that Doug Compton owns - you know, the building with the ugly rotting plywood structure on the front. A disgusting eyesore on the street that is the crown jewel of Lawrence. If that building were owned by anyone other than Mayor Sue Hack's bestest buddy, you know they would be made to clean that up.

Maybe that's why people do not like Doug Compton. He is not a good citizen.

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pisafromthewest 6 years, 1 month ago

I guess merrill and cool will soon be tearing down their own homes and opening some kind of retail operation to generate sales tax for the city.

What? No? Then stop trying to tell someone else they have a responsibility to do likewise with property they own.


Taco_Freaker (Anonymous) says:

"I say put a ban on ALL new construction."

Someone probably said the same thing before they built the places where you live and work.

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gccs14r 6 years, 1 month ago

Popeye's? Yuck. I'm pretty tolerant of bad food, but Popeye's is actually inedible. It's the Spangles of chicken joints.

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crackers 6 years, 1 month ago

How do you become a dougett? Please help.

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

The developer of the Oread Inn, 12th and Indiana Streets, has agreed to make the house located at 1142 Indiana available to anyone who may be interested in moving it to another location. The developer will provide funding for relocation that is equivalent to the cost of demolition. The developer committed to providing $10,000. If you know of anyone who may be interested, would you please pass this information on to them and ask them to e-mail paulw@paulwernerarchitects.com for more information relative to time line, condition, size, etc..

The house was built about 1910. It was designed by William Griffith and probably constructed by Tommy Constant. There has been some vandalism in the house, but it is structually sound. FYI, William Griffith also designed his own home which was right next door to 1142.. His home was the building that you would recognize as the Yellow Sub.

Regards, Carol von Tersch

Carol is a long time 'preservatiionist' and Lawrence Preservation Alliance board member - she advocated and supported the current HOTEL plan to completely rezone the multiple historic parcels now combined into 3/4 acre and she supported the height increase from 35 feet to 105 feet ?

tersch@sunflower.com

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justtired 6 years, 1 month ago

if he buys the old axis club he could tear them all down and build a hotel. (this is sarcasm)

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northtown 6 years, 1 month ago

Maybe some new apartments.Still you folks worry about nothing,let him be!I Somebody needs to do something with your vacant land.You morons just set and watch and bitch,why don't you move on to a happier place!!!But take Boog and the hack and Barber with you,then me and my family with glady move back. For we own part of dowtown,and some rental houses also,and you would hate us also,that is why we moved,because you are all clowns!!!!!!!!!!! The weather weather is warm here,and people are freindly,not wanting to fight,they talk to you on the street,no homeless at night!!!No drunks,No fights,just happy,girls in swimsuits,jobs also,and for those who want to work not those who are oh so smart in thier pretty blue shirts!!!! Good luck Lawrence,you are a dying city,take a look at yourself,empty houses and business more than you can afford,but yet your commish is letting them build more??

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toefungus 6 years, 1 month ago

Compton owns Lawrence. I think we should change the name of the town to First Management and elect Potter, I mean Compton to the mayor for life.

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granola 6 years, 1 month ago

First Management? Shocker. The man owns practically the whole freakin town. Come to think of it, I hope I actually own my house.

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goodcitizen 6 years, 1 month ago

Can't wait til the sheets of plywood go up and sit there for 5+ years! The Masonic Temple sure does look nice.

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Taco_Freaker 6 years, 1 month ago

I say put a ban on ALL new construction.

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BigPrune 6 years, 1 month ago

Is this the same guy who had to sue the City and win in order to bring Walmart to the westside?

More power to him. He's trying to help the community by creating more tax generators.

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Michael Capra 6 years, 1 month ago

cool your mad because when you applied to be a dougett they said no and told you to get washed up

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

Noweigh (Anonymous) says: The anti's on this board are right. Let's leave 9th and Iowa with an aging, empty Sinclair station and a closed down drive in hamburger restaurant. What a great gateway to Lawrence.

NO - with the new alternative fuel station across the street this would be a great location for a HYBRID CAR CENTER with a new CHIPOLTE ?

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

Kookamooka (Anonymous) says: Redevelopment is great if the people doing the redevelopment have any imagination but these guys have zip! They don't care much about how their properties effect the community. They just want the buck. Capitalism at it's purest and most greedy.

I'm sure the're dealing for the hotel and club on that stretch of Iowa as well. These guys don't think small. They'll take over the whole block and make another multi-family apartment complex with retail in the bottom.

Why can't the retail at Hobbs Taylor get leased? Because the guys make more money on the tax write off of the empty space than they do if they negotiate a lower rental.

I agree with Merrill. This is some sort of tax law issue that makes our community look weaker and worse that it really is. Too bad these guys won't change their M.O. and flex a little to get useful businesses in these dead storefronts.

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

458casul (Anonymous) says: you guys wish you could be Dougetts

NOT

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

isn't Bucky's kind of 'blighted' and needs a TIF district ?

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alm77 6 years, 1 month ago

"He said a couple national chains, including a fried chicken operation, had inquired." crosses fingers Please be Popeye's! Please be Popeyes!!

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Michael Capra 6 years, 1 month ago

merrill wants to be a dougett but they wont let him in his club

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geekin_topekan 6 years, 1 month ago

Compton envy? Sure,why not.If I had the $$ Id buy every Lawrence property that came up for sale too.I love Lawrence and would want to have my foot in every crevice. I don't envy COmpton's project in Topeka though.That location is right in crack-central and the city of topeka will not sit still and allow the property to be reserved for a certain population.Sec.8 will be mandated and it will go right down the $hitt3r like the rest of that Godforsaken city.

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Bowhunter99 6 years, 1 month ago

No Baille, Noweigh comes thru Lawrence thru the West Turnpike Exit.... so yes, that intersection is one of the first ones people see when they're in Lawrence.

That area has potential. It just needs to be rebuilt. We can't be boxed into some guy's vision 50 years ago. The buildings served a purpose for 40 years. Now it's time to find buildings that will serve a better purpose for the next 40. That's what they're trying to do.

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Baille 6 years, 1 month ago

Gateway? How do you get into Lawrence? By helicopter?

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Noweigh 6 years, 1 month ago

The anti's on this board are right. Let's leave 9th and Iowa with an aging, empty Sinclair station and a closed down drive in hamburger restaurant. What a great gateway to Lawrence.

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Kookamooka 6 years, 1 month ago

hawk says... "You see, with those vacancies, hopefully, those might have worked there have moved on taking their children with them." ACTUALLY... The people who might have worked there would have been college students and old people, not marrieds with children. This town actually has very few families compared to communities like, O.P. that do a better job of attracting them. Single people outnumber marrieds in Lawrence.

Those braless watiresses on rollerskates will be the aging baby boomer hippies of yesteryear, sorry Hawk.

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americorps 6 years, 1 month ago

scootterxlch (Anonymous) says: why do people hate doug compton so much.


nope.

I hate him because he does not respect the historic integrety of Lawrence, he does not hold our citizen values.

Many fools seem to think that because we are a capitalist society that corporations ONLY have to think of profit and not citizenship.

Corporations are members of a society and while profit should be their top priority, citizenship should also be a corporate value, not screwing everyone possible to make another buck.

The failure to understand that concept is killing America quicker than Al-Quada ever could.

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hawkperchedatriverfront 6 years, 1 month ago

The more vacant houses and commercial properties is really the way to go. You see, with those vacancies, hopefully, those might have worked there have moved on taking their children with them. The school district enrollment drops, the school budget drops and the tax burden drops. It soon becomes affordable to own and buy a building in Lawrence as well as a house.People don't get write offs on lack of income as the merrills believe. Loss of rent is not a credit against one's income. Lower rental is not always the best thing, because then the existing tenants want their rent lowered. Would merrrill 's grandparents who lived in the hotel, like to see the rent of the occupants lowered while theirs stayed the same or got higher? Useful businesses? What business is useful for Lawrence? Maybe a "green" barbershop, maybe a "green" pedicure shop, maybe a "green" cheese factory. Certainly, there is a lot of "green" cheese floating around in this town. The best business is a "green" drive thru Vegi Burger to compete with the Merc? The waitresses on roller skates with unshaven legs and birkenstocks,not to mention braless.Kinda like the oldParadise downtown. Go "green" go braless and serve food in Lawrence.

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Kookamooka 6 years, 1 month ago

Redevelopment is great if the people doing the redevelopment have any imagination but these guys have zip! They don't care much about how their properties effect the community. They just want the buck. Capitalism at it's purest and most greedy.

I'm sure the're dealing for the hotel and club on that stretch of Iowa as well. These guys don't think small. They'll take over the whole block and make another multi-family apartment complex with retail in the bottom.

Why can't the retail at Hobbs Taylor get leased? Because the guys make more money on the tax write off of the empty space than they do if they negotiate a lower rental.

I agree with Merrill. This is some sort of tax law issue that makes our community look weaker and worse that it really is. Too bad these guys won't change their M.O. and flex a little to get useful businesses in these dead storefronts.

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Richard Heckler 6 years, 1 month ago

I keep getting the feeling empty real estate must be helpful on IRS forms when considering the number of vacancies associated with First Mangagement(residential too),Tanger Mall, Riverfront Plaza etc etc

Empty buildings on commercial sites cost taxpayers money everyday in sales tax revenue. Our government bodies likely count count these properties as potential revenue sources while doing nothing for sales tax generation ..... the city cannot live off property tax alone cuz it does not pay the bills.

Based on current square footage of retail space our government bodies project their budgets yet keep coming up short.

More housing will not add much considering Lawrence is over stocked in both housing and retail.

The city's current budget. crunch can be tied directly to infrastructure expenses needed to serve new housing developments.

If residential growth paid for itself and was financially positive, we would not be in a budget crunch. But with increased numbers of residential you have increased demand on services, and historically the funding of revenues generated by residential housing does not pay for the services they require from a municipality.

It's time for Impact Fees in a huge way so we other taxpayers stop picking up the tab for developers.

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DonnieDarko 6 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, it takes time for a "mysterious" fire started by "college students" to level the place so that redevelopment can take place. :-)

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scootterxlch 6 years, 1 month ago

why do people hate doug compton so much. he is a success what r his crimes. is it jealousy

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Michael Capra 6 years, 1 month ago

you guys wish you could be Dougetts

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Kent Fisher 6 years, 1 month ago

He collects properties like trophies. His impact on Lawrence is tantamount to Mr. Potter's impact on Bedford Falls in "It's a Wonderful Life."

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Douglas Yetman 6 years, 1 month ago

Another Compton conquest...another sad day for Lawrence.

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spywell 6 years, 1 month ago

"popeye's chick'in", would be great there by the Club "Axis". A 24 hour chick'in joint would sell a lot of hot peg legs and thighs. Their boneless breast are scrumy with rice and beans.

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