Town Talk column

From Japanese green tea to avocado smoothies, a tea shop comes to south Iowa Street

A taste of Taiwan has come to south Iowa Street, which in this case, means tea, and perhaps in ways that you've never tasted it before. Presotea recently opened in the shopping center at 2540 Iowa Street. If you are having a hard time picturing the location, it is the shopping center that ...

Lawrence home sales showed signs of a downturn in June

Mortgage interest rates may be historically cheap, but the number of homes prospective buyers have to choose from in Lawrence also is near historic lows. The result in June was a local housing market on the downturn. The number of homes sold and their average selling prices both were down in ...

Mental health center to expand into historic Castle Tea Room building

A Lawrence landmark is now on a firmer financial foundation than it has been in years. You may remember that in March we reported the United Way of Douglas County had reached a deal to move its offices into a portion of the historic Castle Tea Room building near 13th and Massachusetts ...

Company that makes parts for railroads considering deal to locate factory in Eudora

A company that makes flashing red lights for the railroad industry is on the verge of giving the green light to a project that would bring dozens of manufacturing jobs to Douglas County. Canadian-based Modern Manufacturing is in negotiations with the city of Eudora to locate a factory in the ...