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Town Talk

LJWorld.com's blog on news and notes from around Lawrence.

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Town Talk: Cottin’s Hardware undergoing major remodel; city set to start paying for retiree attraction efforts; land transfers, including liquor store, business park sales
November 5, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Water line breaks up 80 percent in city, more than $72M of lines to replace by 2030; KU duo proposes plan to reuse more than a dozen trees to be cut down by library project
November 2, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Testing for possible grave sites at Ninth and New Hampshire likely in next few days
November 1, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: City to have public meeting on proposed sports complex; speculation that Fritzel will get to build $25M rec center without going through city bid process; ugly sweaters coming to downtown
November 1, 2012
A public meeting is scheduled to discuss the proposed sports complex at the northeast corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway, but new questions arise about the bidding process that could see the construction project awarded to a local developer. By Chad Lawhorn
Town Talk: New housing development proposed for Sixth and George Williams Way; alterations shop opens at Sixth and Wakarusa; rumors that Casey’s General Store interested in Lawrence
October 31, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: City trying to determine what type of fine it can levy on Varsity House project; Deciphera undertaking new strategy, rumors of layoffs
October 30, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Kansas poll shows Romney with big lead, majority still supports Brownback; Democrats retain big edge in numbers in Douglas County; Lawrence artist sells work to Smithsonian
October 29, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Another store adds to antique hub in N. Lawrence; group still pondering riverfront redevelopment; abandoned trailer park may become single-family neighborhood
October 25, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: On the lookout for buried soldiers at Ninth and N.H.; does a one-block bike lane do any good?; fees for new electric golf carts on the rise at Eagle Bend
October 24, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Holiday art gallery opening in Downtown Lawrence; the growing drama over the Sixth and SLT intersection; 351-acre sand pit proposal gets mixed review
October 23, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Esquina to close in downtown Lawrence, St. Louis-style Italian restaurant to take its place; City Hall to pay company’s moving expenses; tougher tow regulations on tap for Lawrence
October 22, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County. By Chad Lawhorn
Town Talk: Proposed roundabout for Ninth and New Hampshire to get hearing; renderings for new multi-story building downtown; Ninth Street improvements planned
October 19, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Papa Murphy’s pizza, karate, wireless phone store and a credit union slated for new West Lawrence center
October 18, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: O’Reilly Auto Parts to open Sixth and Kasold store by mid-November; dry cleaning business expands west; Lone Star Lake E. Coli levels rise; Baldwin working to keep Maple Leaf route clear
October 17, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Earthbound Trading Company set to open in Downtown Lawrence; talk of Kansas City’s Jazz restaurant to open locally; fire engines and a change in how the city spends its sales tax dollars
10:10 a.m., October 16, 2012 Updated 11:10 a.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.