To the editor:
In regard to your articles on attracting retirees to Lawrence, I have a complaint. Many retirees are on limited incomes and cannot afford Meadowlark Estates and their opportunity to provide three meals a day. I know Lawrence does not like “chain” restaurants. However, there is a need for reasonably priced breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night pie and coffee after grandchildren’s activities in the northwest area of Lawrence.
There are several places on South Iowa and 23rd Street, but what about the rest of the city/county? Suggestions are a Bob Evans, Cracker Barrel, Mimi’s, Village Inn, Panera or Einstein’s. I feel like the northwest part of the city is the orphan for restaurants with under $10 menus.
Please take into consideration those of us who have lived here for any period of time who chose to retire here for the many other benefits Lawrence has to offer. The lack of reasonable restaurants is why some drive to the Legends or Topeka to eat.