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Archive for Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Street to close for Liberty Hall party

June 6, 2012

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A portion of Seventh Street will be closed in downtown Lawrence for an upcoming celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Liberty Hall building.

City commissioners at their weekly meeting unanimously agreed to close the 100 block of East Seventh Street from 1 p.m. to midnight June 22. The public parking spaces on Massachusetts Street in front of Liberty Hall, which is at the corner of Seventh and Massachusetts, also will be closed for the celebration.

The closures will allow for kids games, live music and vendor sales as part of the anniversary celebration. The event also was given city approval to sell alcohol in the public right-of-way for the event.

Comments

Richard Heckler 2 years, 2 months ago

Party time in downtown Lawrence for the family!!!!

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blindrabbit 2 years, 2 months ago

When is the City going to make a move to permanently/trial temporary closing 8th Street between Mass. and New Hampshire and maybe also Mass. and Vermont. Would be a great venue for a variety of events and pedestrian plazas. Don't think it would disrupt traffic all that much; and still leave access for emergency vehicles.

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Orwell 2 years, 2 months ago

Would'nt the fire department have concerns about ease of access to the east from Station #1?

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grammaddy 2 years, 2 months ago

Aint no party like a L.H. party!!!!

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blindrabbit 2 years, 2 months ago

True, but leave a fire lane throught the center! This does not appear to be a problem in Atchison (they have closed several blocks on Main Street for a plaza), and it has worked in Boulder, Colorado (Pearl Street Plaza) for 30 plus years. Commons areas are a problem for cities like Lawrence which have their business districts build along a linear "main" street, and not in the city hall/courthouse center concept, more typical of ths South.

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