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Sound Off: What is being built in front of the Walmart on Iowa Street?

A site plan has been approved for a 5,862-square-foot retail building with two tenants: a fast-order restaurant and a general retail sales use, according to Roger Steinbrock of the city’s marketing division.


Andini 4 years ago

Roger is a parks and recreation employee. What does he know????

According to an old town talk article, the restaurant is Chipotle.

julz 4 years ago

from that same article I recall AT&T was the retail

Topple 4 years ago

I can't think of what we need more than another cell phone store that generates practically zero daily customer traffic.

acg 4 years ago

That's odd, every time I go to the AT&T store on 23rd I have to wait at least half an hour because it's always packed.....always!! It would be refreshing to have another location to handle some of that overflow.

Topple 4 years ago

Guess I'm used to the Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T stores all on 6th in NW Lawrence. I've never seen more than one person in any of them, and they're usually empty.

JHog 4 years ago

Yeah, what does he know? ha,ha.....

Rick Aldrich 4 years ago

good thing they built those 2 buildings where 5 guys burger and fries is. only problem is one has never been occupied since being built. what a joke.

Bailey Perkins 4 years ago

Make more sense to build a gas station.

sherbert 4 years ago

Why the vague answer, is it a secret?

classclown 4 years ago


Why the vague answer, is it a secret?

November 9, 2012 at 8:07 a.m.


It is a secret because the "restaurant" is actually going to be a state financed cafeteria for those people working on the SLT to be able to get their meals and get their thermoses filled with coffee. Word is they'll be supplying cigarettes to those workers that smoke as well.

The "shop" is actually going to be a tool crib where whatever necessary tools are needed for whatever particular jobs can be checked out as needed. The building will be guarded 24 hours a day by National Guard troops to prevent sabotage from the likes of, well we know who. The cafeteria will be available to them as well.

Dan Alexander 4 years ago

This is going to be bad@ss hope it has a bar.

classclown 4 years ago

There was a wreck right at the entry to the business park.

classclown 4 years ago


This is going to be bad@ss hope it has a bar.

November 9, 2012 at 10:23 a.m.


There will be a bar. Road building is thirsty work. Especially when they get to digging up the swamp.

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