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Town Talk

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

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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.
Town Talk: Mass. Street Sweet Shop set to open next month; city reaches water deal with Baldwin City; city to appoint neighborhood leader to new eco devo board
October 15, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Longtime Washington, D.C., politico opens office in Lawrence; city set to begin delivering trash carts on Monday
October 12, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Plans for Rock Chalk Park sports complex in N.W. Lawrence, including amphitheater and future arena site; N.Y. hedge funds makes local industrial purchase, plus weekly land transfers
10:46 a.m., October 11, 2012 Updated 03:26 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Looking back and ahead on the South Lawrence Trafficway; SLT public meeting set for Oct. 19; city creates interactive map of cemeteries
October 10, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Retail sales totals slip in September; Cupcake Construction Co. says it will close Mass. St. location; U.S. 59 now slated to open week of Oct. 15-19
11:24 a.m., October 9, 2012 Updated 12:36 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Lawrence Gymnastics buys second W. Lawrence location; Kansas ranks 45th in energy efficiency; effort under way to increase visibility of Leo Beuerman plaque
October 8, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: City seeks to ban Chinese lanterns; Iwig Dairy store keeping eye open for new location; Zarco 66 owner deep in ethanol debate; electric car charging station for downtown
October 5, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Questions about University Book Shop on 23rd Street; Local Burger insists it is not gone for good; land transfers including sale of DST Systems building
October 4, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Land transfers for the weeks ending Sept. 17 and Sept. 24, 2012
October 4, 2012
Land transfers as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds office for the weeks ending Sept. 17 and Sept. 24, 2012.
Town Talk: Bouncy houses coming to East 23rd Street; major affordable housing complex proposed near 23rd and O’Connell; library hopes to move to Borders spot by mid-December
October 3, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Kia dealership expanding on 23rd Street; Police Department to get armored vehicle; developers asking TIF money to cover $695,000 in land costs at Ninth and N.H.
October 2, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Milton’s founders to team up again to start new restaurant at Ninth and N.H.; work on hotel project may begin in November; hotel design tweaked: yo-yo masters in downtown on Sunday
08:55 a.m., September 27, 2012 Updated 09:49 a.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
TownTalk: Vermont Street BBQ deal falls apart; The Orient and Oh Boy! Chicken expanding; Lawrence home sales up for fifth month in a row
September 26, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Ten Thousand Villages signs deal for downtown space, hopes to open by end of October; 4G service launched in Lawrence; Community Wireless proposes downtown Internet plan
September 25, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.