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Should the Oread hotel’s neighborhood tailgating proposal be allowed on Kansas University football game days?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
54% 581
Yes
 
42% 452
Not sure
 
3% 32
Total 1065

Comments

kernal 4 years, 4 months ago

Well, City Commissioners, now you know where your voters stand.

gsxr600 4 years, 4 months ago

Well, City Commissioners, now you know where LJW commenters stand.

John Hamm 4 years, 4 months ago

Doesn't matter where the "voters" stand only the developers and "good ol' boys." This is, after all, Lawrence, KS.....

CLARKKENT 4 years, 4 months ago

MAYBE IT IS TIME TO SHOW WHERE THE VOTERS STAND.

BUT YOU GOTTA REMEMBER, THIS IS LAWRENCE, KANSAS, AND WHEN IT COMES TO KU FOOTBALL, DRINKING IS O.K.

independant1 4 years, 4 months ago

i'll drink to that!

but then i'll drink to most anything especially if somebody else is buying.

walkthehawk 4 years, 4 months ago

not unless they are willing to make it worth everybody's while. if they want to front some cash on this one, together with a concrete plan for providing ingress/egress for those who live in the neighborhood, then it could perhaps be a win/win for the city...a little extra $$ flowing in would not be a bad thing for Lawrence. But why should this business get something for nothing, when inconvenience, risk, clean-up, etc., all have costs?

Janet Lowther 4 years, 4 months ago

Football games are disruptive enough without the hotel promoting tailgating, which will make the disruption even worse.

Football game days were a pain back in the '60s & '70s before tailgating got to be the big deal it is today. Now they are much, much worse.

I, for one would be happy if they moved the entire season to Arrowhead.

defineboredom 4 years, 4 months ago

If I lived in a major college town, and said the above, the first thing I would do is consider moving out of that town to a location that doesn't have a major college. Then, I wouldn't look like some sort of grumpy old geezer who just wants to complain.

jonas_opines 4 years, 4 months ago

My god, it's almost like people in college towns drink.

The fact that it's legal condones its use. And the fact that when it was made illegal it was an utter disaster. People need their opiates, so to speak.

Do you have a better option to deal with the curse of sentience?

Majestic42 4 years, 4 months ago

It's already impossible to drive around up there, much less park/walk/be safe. Allowing this will not bode well for businesses and residences in the area that are sure to get trashed by wasted students and adults.

mr_right_wing 4 years, 4 months ago

I'm just hoping this city is enough of a destination to support two big upscale hotels like the Oread and the Eldridge.

benfongturez 4 years, 4 months ago

last time I checked, routes servicing campus, the "Student Union" parking garage, and the locally deemed "student ghetto" are for students, not for Fraternity mom's and dad's to come relive the "glory days" (get wasted drunk in a college town again). I doubt this will attract many students, who mostly drink beer too cheap for the oread to serve, in free venues where they have room to move and can play lawn games, while they sell the parking places the oread's patrons haven't stolen yet.

Majestic42 4 years, 4 months ago

Ouch. But most likely (and sadly), true.

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