Archive for Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A guide to Thursday’s sidewalk sale

Up to 30,000 shoppers are expected to trek to downtown Lawrence later this week in search of the year's best bargains.

July 16, 2008


Past Event
Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale


Lawrence's annual downtown Sidewalk Sale is from sunup to sundown Thursday.

Some stores, such as Buckle, 805 Mass., and Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, 802 Mass., are opening at 5 a.m., but most will open between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Most businesses will remain open until 9 p.m. The sun is scheduled to rise at 6:10 a.m. and set about 8:45 p.m.

Shoppers might want to head out early to find not only the best merchandise but also beat the heat as temperatures are expected to climb to 93 degrees.

The sale is ripe for bargain hunters, who can find items reduced between 30 percent and 70 percent.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Bill Cory urged people to use caution when driving in the downtown area, where tens of thousands of people are expected to shop.

Jane Pennington, president of Downtown Lawrence Inc., suggested taking advantage of the T's free service throughout the day.

Journal-World reporters will be filing live reports throughout the day, so be sure to check for updates. Several short live video broadcasts, including bargain-hunting tips, are scheduled for 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. There also will be photos and other videos updated throughout the day.


BorderRat 9 years, 6 months ago

fu7, That's a good one. Print them up (any color but blue) and I bet they would sell like hotcakes.

Weezy_Jefferson 9 years, 6 months ago

Reporters will be filing live reports throughout the day? Slow news day, huh?

nobody1793 9 years, 6 months ago

"The sun is scheduled to rise at 6:10 a.m. and set about 8:45 p.m."...but will likely be delayed because of road construction and traffic congestion.

wysiwyg69 9 years, 6 months ago

what time is joe college going to open ? I can't wait to see what goodies larry will have.

fu7il3 9 years, 6 months ago

Probably a discount on all the shirts he has to get rid of.Maybe a shirt that says, "I got sued by a public institution of higher learning and all I got was this stupid t-shirt."

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