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25 years ago: New grocery store, townhouses on hold

June 11, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 11, 1986:

Two Crowns Inc., of Fort Worth, had not renewed an option to buy six riverfront buildings owned by Bowersock Mills & Power Co. The company’s two-year effort to develop a Lawrence riverfront mall had ended in a four-line classified ad beginning “Inexpensive manufacturing, office and warehouse space available...” “They still claim they’re coming back, but I can’t wait forever,” said Stephen Hill, Bowersock president.

A sewer project in west Lawrence was reported to be far behind schedule, resulting in the delay of two large construction projects in the area. The sewer contractor told city commissioners that the delay on the sewer project was caused by “mushy” soil conditions and a 50-foot easement that was only wide enough for one work crew at a time. The new Dillon “super store” and a complex of townhouses along West Sixth Street (near the old Sunset Drive-In) had been approved by commissioners on the condition that their operation could not begin until work on the interceptor sewer line was complete.

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