Brenda_Brown (Brenda Brown)


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Sporting goods store coming to 23rd Street and other retail rumblings

Briggs is in the old Sears building on a temp basis only. As soon as they are done with construction on their other buildings, they will move back there placing the Sears building back in least that is what a Briggs manager told me.

December 7, 2012 at 7:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Derby teen stays optimistic after losing legs in accident

Thanks Colby, you will be the one who inspires now.

September 18, 2012 at 8:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown hours

D_Puddy (Anonymous) says…

Thanks for the info on Thursday evenings Bren. Good call.

D_Puddy- You're welcome....most of us are open on Sunday afternoons as well.

May 12, 2009 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown hours

This comes up every once in awhile. I have worked in several downtown businesses in the last 24 years and I would like to clear up some ideas that the business owners refuse to open later in the evenings. These people who own businesses downtown are BUSINESS people, if it was profitable to open in the evenings, trust me they would. Most store are open until 8:00 on Thursdays, but most are empty. I have worked in several stores that tried late summer hours only to find bored employees who are still being paid even though no cash is coming in. Chain stores are required to stay open because of the corporate model.
I want everyone in Lawrence to enjoy downtown and all that it has to offer. If more people would shop on Thursday evenings then it might prompt the owners to consider later hours. As it is, there is just not enough incentive to do so.

May 12, 2009 at 9:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Divorcing wife says $43M not enough

"You can see them out to dinner with their piggy wives..."

March 19, 2009 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Another victim of NCLB?

Here is a theory I have been working on. Does it seem more childern are diagnosed as having ADHD, autisum and other related "condishions"? AND these childern excluded from the No Child Left Behind program numbers? I really don't know. Anyone?

January 28, 2008 at 2:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Creative protest

What is not apparent to someone who has not worked for a (locally owned) downtown store, bar or eatery, is that a KU game not only draws KU fans, but the opposing team's fans as well. These are the people that spend the hours before and after the game strolling downtown. These are the people that we will miss. I remember back during the "not as successful KU football years" Memorial Stadium, as well as the store where I worked were full of KSU or NU or MU fans. Which ever school Mason's team was losing to that week. Many customers would come back to Lawrence to Christmas shop, or for the summer side walk sale.
I realize that we as small retailers should not and can not totally rely on these Out-Of-Towners for our financial futures, but the extra exposure to these visitors (and yes, the extra money that would have ended up in our cash registers) will be missed. What Jerry and Sue are doing is for ALL of us that make our living downtown, not just their pub.
Finally, to anyone who is complaining about crowds, drunks, trash or anything else KU football related, did you not know this before deciding to move to Lawrence? This is a city with a large university, and there are good and bad things that go along with that. Be proud of both.
Cheers, GO HAWKS!

October 8, 2007 at 2:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

St. Pat's parade to be exceptional

Sorry, bozo. The Hideaway was never the starting place. It starts at South Park, which is near where the Hideaway used to be. Before the parade was allowed down Mass, it started at the Bird and ended at the Jet Lag.

March 17, 2007 at 7:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Freshman becomes first male on KU's Rock Chalk Dance Team

"I'm sure he's a great dancer, but no man looks good in spandex". Dude, apparently you have never seen
Mikhail Baryshnikov ;) Best of luck to Mr. Flattery, congratulations!

August 11, 2006 at 10:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Publisher blasts candidate for illegally stuffing newspapers

I have worked in advertising in a major national daily, and the paper ultimately has the responsibility for it's content. There are laws that must be applied to every political ad, printed within or inserted. Shaver's beef is with his advertising department, not the candidate who purchased space in the paper. The paper should have run a retraction at no cost to the candidate. I realize that this would not have made a difference in the election. Papers MUST be accountable for mistakes made, not blame the person who may not be aware of the rules.

August 4, 2006 at 8:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )