Letters to the Editor

Letter: Local needs noted

January 17, 2014


To the editor:

Something that I think Lawrence needs to improve on is having places for teens to hang out. There is literally nowhere for one to go and hang with their friends.

We need to have something like a laser tag or go carts, just a fun place to be with your friends. Downtown isn’t enough. One can only walk around for an extended period of time. Don’t get me wrong, downtown is a sweet place, but that’s for college students and not teens.

Also, Lawrence needs to loosen the noose on not letting big companies set up shop. They are losing business. Almost everybody I know has to go to either Kansas City or Topeka to get something that Lawrence doesn’t really have.

So to restate, Lawrence needs better places to hang out (I hang out at a grocery store for crying out loud!) and then let some bigger companies come to town.


Leslie Swearingen 3 months ago

I totally agree with you Justin. I think there should be a committee formed by the city to gather input from local teens as to what they would like to have for them and then go from there. For instance what about a place where teens from 13 to 17 can go and listen to live music and dance? A place that would not be too expensive and would be open to all social and economic groups.


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